Weekly News Scan: Ping Pong PT, How Emotions Speed Recovery After Knee Injury, Recovery Often Incomplete for Older Adults

Welcome to the News Scan!  Playing ping-pong is a promising PT for Parkinson’s, emotions improve return to sport after a knee injury for many older adults, recovery is often incomplete following hospital discharge. 

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Ping Pong Holds Promise for Improving Parkinson’s Symptoms, Treehugger, February 26, 2020

After weekly ping pong sessions, participants in a pilot study had significant improvements in speech, handwriting, getting dressed, getting out of bed, and walking. Read the article to learn more.

How Emotions Improve Return to Sport After Knee Injury, Orthopedics This Week, February 24, 2020:

Knee injuries are common in sports and unfortunately, many athletes don’t return to the game. A new study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that recognizing the psychological and social factors can improve recovery. Read the article to learn more.

For Many Older Adults, Recovery is Often Incomplete Following Hospital Discharge, Rehab Management, February 26, 2020:

Recovery from a disability is frequently incomplete 6 months after discharge, even among persons who return home in the month after hospitalization, researchers suggest. Read this article to learn more.

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