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Thursday, July 31, 2003

MED revamps rehab site

LUBBOCK, Texas - The MED Group has rebuilt its Web site for the National Rehab Network from the ground up. The revamped site, which premiers this month, includes both a public area and a members-only area. The public area features a message board; articles on rehab and assistive technology; the latest in rehab news; a listing of industry events and Web sites; and a network member directory. The member-only area features a variety of tools for collaboration and increased productivity. The site can be found by going to www.medgroup.com and clicking on the National Rehab Network link.
Non-profit seeks CRTSs

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Wheels for Humanity, a non-profit organization that refurbishes and delivers donated wheelchairs to developing countries, is seeking CRTSs for two of its upcoming trips. The organization is scheduled to deliver wheelchairs to the Ukraine from Aug. 16-31 and to Mongolia from Sept. 6-17, and it needs CRTSs who can work side-by-side with the organization’s in-country technicians. Most recently, Wheels for Humanity made trips to Thailand and the Philippines. The organization makes more than a dozen trips a year and distributes more than 150 wheelchairs on each trip.
Short cuts

The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) recently recognized Pride Mobility and its rehab division, Quantum Rehab, for supporting the organization’s forthcoming upper extremity preservation clinical practice guideline. As wheelchair users get older, the wear on their shoulders and other upper extremities increases, and the pain can be unbearable, PVA states. The guideline will look to prevent injuries associated with such wear…In other news, PVA’s Education and Training Foundation (ETF) recently awarded five grants worth a total of $206,699. The grants will be used to improve the quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D). Two grants support conferences and symposia that provide educational opportunities for members of the SCI/D community.

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