At the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute, robotics and gaming technology are rapidly becoming valuable tools in rehabilitation. These technologies allow for precise, measured, and varied repetition that can be adjusted for each person’s individualized care. GameCycle®: A hand-operated exercise bike with a gaming twist Invented at the University of Pittsburgh, the… Read more »
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Tom Roundtree, an avid bike rider, was on the Montour bike trail when he was struck by a minivan. As he tells it, his entire upper body was “shattered.” Thankfully, the trauma team at UPMC Mercy was able to put him back together again. His wife calls him “a walking miracle.”… Read more »
Health care providers will tell you that low back pain is one of the most common complaints from their patients. An estimated eight out of 10 people will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain can feel different for each person, ranging from mild… Read more »
Research opens the door for new possibilities in patient care. But long before a drug, medical device, treatment, or surgical procedure becomes widely available, it must first be proven safe and effective. At UPMC, clinical trials are the bridge between research and the future of modern medicine. As one of… Read more »