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    Marketplace - Brees

    Performance Health Partners With Quarterback Drew Brees

    To help inform Americans about nonprescription solutions for pain relief, Performance Health has partnered with NFL pro and current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on the company's "Safer Pain Relief" campaign.

    In his 16-year professional career, Brees has racked up accolades including a Super Bowl win and the game’s MVP, 10 Pro Bowl appearances, and Sports Illustrated’s "Sportsman of the Year." During this time he also has overcome a series of injuries, such as when he dislocated his throwing shoulder, tearing his labrum in the process. During each recovery, Brees worked closely with Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, and a team of medical experts.

    Brees is joining the "Safer Pain Relief" initiative to speak to the dangers of misusing opioid pain relievers and the opportunity, in many cases, to use alternatives. Under Wilk’s advisement, Brees now incorporates Performance Health products Biofreeze and TheraBand into his injury prevention, training, and pain management routines.

    "The way to get away from opioids is to do it using healthy alternatives. A huge part of me feeling great going into my 17th season has been the resources and mentorship of my physical therapists," says Brees.

    Marketplace - Hocoma

    Hocoma and Saebo Partner to Create Compact Training System

    Hocoma and Saebo are teaming up to offer Saebo’s SaeboMas Mini and Hocoma’s ArmeoSenso as a package for patients with upper extremity impairments. SaeboMas Mini is a table-mounted mobile arm weight support that facilitates and/or challenges patients during functional tasks and exercise drills. ArmeoSenso comprises a hand module, motion sensors, and user feedback via computer connection. The combined technologies are expected to bring an affordable training tool to more patients with upper extremity impairments.

    Marketplace - Biodex

    Biodex Introduces Mobility Assist

    Biodex Medical Systems Inc has released Mobility Assist, which it says is the first motorized lift assist and ambulation aid in a single device. The device’s safety harness and motorized lift mechanics are designed to lift patients safely from a seated to a standing position without staff support. Mobility Assist is the latest in a line of Biodex products promoting safe patient handling and give patients a greater sense of independence.

    Net Health Announces Agreement With PTPN

    Net Health now offers special discounts on its ReDoc electronic health record (EHR) system to members of the PTPN network of independent rehabilitation providers, though a national vendor pricing agreement. Established in 1985, PTPN’s network includes thousands of therapists who contract with hundreds of managed care organizations to cover millions of Americans. Pittsburgh-based Net Health provides EHR software solutions for specialized outpatient care provider markets, include physical therapy.

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