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Robotic exoskeleton demonstration brings U.S. veteran to Foothills

Retired Sgt. Terry Hannigan visited the SSB rehabilitation gym at Foothills on May 20 to show off her ReWalk exoskeleton. Hannigan, accompanied a team from the Massachusetts-based robotics company, visited Calgary with her personal machine to talk about the benefits she's witnessed. 

In addition to regaining her freedom and being less reliant on others, Hannigan said she cherishes being able to talk to people "eye-to-eye" when she's standing with help of the unit — including President Barack Obama, whom she met last year.

RSVP by May 15 for Amputee Day

This free event on Thursday, May 28 will bring together the various programs and services that provide care to amputees in Calgary, including prevention, surgical management, rehabilitation, prosthetic services, and community reintegration.

It will be of interest to all health care providers involved in amputee care, including physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and prosthetics.

For more information or to RSVP, click here to download the event poster.

 

Check out the QuICR site!

QuICR is a province-wide stroke program that aims to improve stroke outcomes through rapid clinical and neuromuscular imaging evaluation combined with fast treatment. 

Click for more information.

Movement Disorders Symposium 

SAVE THE DATE: SEPT 18

Coombs Theatre FMC, 8am to noon

Guest speakers:

  • Dr Anthony Lang, University of Toronto
  • Dr Alberto Espay, University of Cincinnati
  • Dr Joseph Jankovic, Baylor College of Medicine

Topics: Parkinson’s disease, Tourette Syndrome, Psychogenic Movement Disorders, plus clinical case presentations of other interesting movement disorders.

Click here for poster

Audio Podcast:
Family Caregivers Unite

DCNS neurologist Dr. Michael Hill is interviewed by Dr. Gordon Atherley for the Family Caregivers Unite podcast series.

To view other podcasts in this series, click here.