Category Archives: Physical Rehabilitation News

Sheltering Arms Patient Inspired by Oscar Pistorius at the London Olympics


New Stroke Recovery Technology Incorporates Use Of Xbox Kinect

The University of Southampton, in collaboration with Roke Manor Research Ltd (Roke), a Chemring company, has pioneered the use of Xbox computer technology to develop the world’s first process that measures hand joint movement to help stroke patients recover manual agility at home.
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For Stroke Rehab And Brain Injured Patients, Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Shown To Impact Walking Patterns

In a step towards improving rehabilitation for patients with walking impairments, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that non-invasive stimulation of the cerebellum, an area of the brain known to be essential in adaptive learning, helped healthy individuals learn a new walking pattern more rapidly. The findings suggest that cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a valuable therapy tool to aid people relearning how to walk following a stroke or other brain injury. Continue reading

Sheltering Arms Launching New High-Tech Walking and Upper Extremity Rehab Centers

Sheltering Arms Launching New High-Tech Walking and Upper Extremity Rehab Centers

iWALK and iREACH Feature First-in-the-Nation Collection of Physical Therapy Technology

 (Richmond, Va.) – A high-tech revolution is underway in physical rehabilitation, as more and more amazing new devices are becoming available that can help medical and therapy professionals to help injured individuals.  Bringing many of these devices into one place, Sheltering Arms is launching the iWALK and iREACH Recovery Centers, a first-in-the-nation collection of rehabilitation technology that are used by expert clinicians to help patients discover the power to overcome disability.

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Sheltering Arms Hires New Chief Financial Officer

After conducting a nationwide executive search in collaboration with healthcare leadership solutions firm B. E. Smith, Sheltering Arms in Richmond, Va., has hired Michael Dacus as chief financial officer. An experienced financial executive, Dacus will assume his new duties at Sheltering Arms immediately.

“Michael has a proven track record of enhancing revenue growth and successfully translating complex financial concepts into information that is understandable and actionable,” said James Sok, president/chief executive officer, Sheltering Arms. “Michael is a great addition to our senior-leadership team.” Continue reading

SA Therapist published in PT Products Online – “Get With The Program“


Products to treat common issues in sports orthopedics and fitness, and return athletes to play.

by: Shannon R. La Spina, PT, DPT

Article Originally published in

Therapy balls are an excellent source for a high-level core training program.

In an average physical therapy clinic, where a high-level athlete with ankle pain can be followed by a new runner with knee pain, knowing what to use in treating sports injuries is paramount for an effective training program and quick recovery. In my clinic, Sheltering Arms’ Maple Outpatient Center, Richmond, Va, typical subjective complaints of insidious-onset pain include knee pain while squatting, low back pain while playing a beloved sport, and ankle pain while running, to name a few. When it comes to joint, muscle, and fascial dysfunction, nontraumatic onset pain can usually be boiled down to four key areas.
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Dry Needling Therapy and Nick Hopson on WRIC 8 Medical Minute