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February 3, 1992 | By Jeremy Treatman, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER Inquirer correspondent Joe Santoliquito contributed to this article
The new color in Jameel McClairen's life is orange. Orange, as in Syracuse Orange. St. James' 6-foot, 4-inch linebacker-to-be, an Inquirer all-area third-team selection on the defensive line, orally committed to Syracuse on a football scholarship Wednesday night, and he plans to return a signed letter of intent through the mail Wednesday, the first day of the signing period. McClairen said he would redshirt next season then vie for one of three linebacker spots that are expected to open before the 1993 season.
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February 19, 1989 | By Richard V. Sabatini, Inquirer Staff Writer
Parents of children in need of pediatric physical therapy can now find such treatment at the Moss Rehab Outpatient Center at 9892 Bustleton Ave. Although only 600 square feet, the three-room center, complete with a brightly colored mural of Mickey Mouse & Co. taking a hot-air balloon ride, offers a variety of physical and occupational therapy services to youngsters 2 months old and older. The center treats disease-related ailments, birth defects and simple or complex injuries.
NEWS
November 26, 1987 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
For some athletes, their senior year in high school sports brings college scholarships, great achievements and notoriety. For Richard DeMaria of Dresher, it brought only pain and agony. It was Sept. 11, a few days before the 1970 Upper Dublin High School football season was to start, and DeMaria had just been elected captain of the team. That afternoon, DeMaria broke his right leg in practice, fracturing the knee in several places. So, for the next 11 weeks, the former starting center for coach John Pavlick, now in his 18th year as head coach, lay immobilized in bed and watched as the recruiting letters he had received all during his junior year from Wake Forest and the University of Delaware stopped coming.
SPORTS
October 7, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
After a torturous summer of physical therapy and regular visits to a sports psychologist, Bobby Hurley, the Sacramento Kings point guard who was severely injured in a December traffic accident, reported to training camp yesterday. Hurley is trying to make a comeback from injuries that included five broken ribs, collapsed lungs, a severed windpipe, and a fractured shoulder blade. "I'm pretty anxious about starting camp. It's something I've been working toward for months," Hurley said.
NEWS
December 15, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
People who got joint replacements only a few years ago might be surprised by what happens now after patients get their new hips and knees. Now that new payment schemes encourage surgeons and hospitals to pay more attention to the cost and effectiveness of the care patients get when they leave the hospital, postsurgical rehab has become a target for cuts. Where - and how - joint-replacement patients get physical therapy is changing rapidly. Far fewer are going to inpatient facilities for rehab.
NEWS
March 3, 1988 | By Susan FitzGerald, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's bad luck that brings them together in the hospital's physical therapy gym. Stroke. Amputation. Major surgery. Their bodies wear the limitations left behind by medical misfortune. There's Charles Garner, 74, retired machine operator and frequent jokester, looking dapper in his black trousers and suspenders as he does a slow-paced practice run with a cane. There's Alicia Todd, 33, insurance underwriter, stroke victim, serious and determined to get home to her children.
NEWS
October 22, 2008
Brian Forsyth is a lifelong Phillies fan who lives in Havertown The Phillies saved my life. Well, technically, a bicycle helmet saved my life. (Wear a helmet, everyone.) But the Phillies have helped heal the traumatic brain injury I suffered in a traffic accident in August 2007. The physical and emotional scars of that accident have required massive amounts of therapy. A lot of it has taken place at Citizens Bank Park. I attended the clinching 2007 season finale in a wheelchair, and I had to leave the game early due to overstimulation.
NEWS
September 10, 1998 | By L. Stuart Ditzen and Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Federal and city law enforcement officials announced two major health-care fraud prosecutions yesterday, one involving a physical therapy business that operated at five area fitness centers, the other involving a Philadelphia doctor who allegedly provided prescription drugs to addicts. In a four-count bill of charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office accused Eric C. Keck, 37, of Bryn Athyn of a $12 million fraud on private insurance companies from 1993 to this year through phony physical therapy billings.
NEWS
October 28, 2001 | By Will Van Sant INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In a Voorhees strip mall at the corner of Cooper and Kresson-Gibbsboro Roads, owners of Pet PT have been massaging injured dogs in heated pools and walking their wobbly legs on treadmills, bringing new life to aged and injured joints. The PT stands for physical therapy. The owners, two veterinarians and a human physical therapist now practicing on animals, estimate that they have put 50 dogs through therapy since opening the business in April. "I love this," said veterinarian Russell Howe-Smith as he was about to don a wet suit and wade with a Doberman into the facility's 7,000-gallon aqua-therapy pool.
NEWS
January 26, 2011 | By NATALIE POMPILIO, pompiln@phillynews.com 215-854-2595
DON McMULLIN doesn't remember the shot, the bullet piercing near his right eye, scorching through his brain, then rattling to a stop at the back of his skull. But he can't forget the months of struggle that came after. Physical therapy. Occupational therapy. Speech therapy. Recreational therapy. Long hours of repetitive acts and actions as he learned that life as he knew it was no more. "There was a period when I first thought I was walking and they were actually dragging me," McMullin said.
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DEAR ABBY: For health reasons, I had been walking during my lunch break at work. That ended last summer when someone unleashed his dog between his house and his car. The dog saw me on the sidewalk, charged, jumped on me and bit me. Thankfully, I put my arm up, so it only got my arm, but now I'm terrified to walk outside for fear of being attacked again. The bite was nothing compared to the trauma. I'm afraid the fear will be with me for the rest of my life. No one thinks their dog would hurt someone, but I learned the hard way it's not always true.
NEWS
July 10, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, STAFF WRITER
About 50 people standing on Camden's Farnham Park green Friday afternoon shouted, "Change" and "Enough is enough," while some prayed. Cars passed and honked, and some pedestrians joined the crowd. Representing about a dozen community advocacy groups and organizations in Camden, the 50 gathered to show solidarity with the city and country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. "Camden does not agree with what's going on in the nation, but we do agree on keeping love, peace, and respect present," said Arnold Steward, 59, of Operation Camden for Christ.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By John N. McGuire, Staff Writer
It was around 3 p.m. on the first day of school last year when Lindenwold crossing guard Carol Saler spotted ninth grader Galilea Leiva preparing to cross Gibbsboro Road carrying tennis rackets. As Saler made her way into the middle of the street to halt traffic, she noticed that a car was not stopping. She knew she had to act quickly. She pushed the girl out of the car's path, but was struck herself, suffering whiplash and bruising, and requiring months of physical therapy. On Wednesday evening, at a Borough Council meeting, Lindenwold officials commended the 54-year-old for her bravery.
SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Mike Kern, Staff Writer
THEY SAY most people grow up more during their college years than at any other time of their life. Penn senior Jamal Lewis is one of those examples. Just not for any of the usual reasons. Like a lot of student-athletes who matriculate to West Philly, he had things he wanted to accomplish that involved both basketball and his future. Yet never could he have foreseen a journey where the singular objective at one point was to keep on living. "I think I'm completely different now," the 6-foot guard said.
NEWS
January 10, 2016 | By Paul Jablow, For The Inquirer
Entering the treatment room at Temple University Hospital, Arnold Carlton looked at the mirror placed along the floor and had the usual reaction. "I said, 'That's not going to work,' " Carlton recalled recently, sitting in a wheelchair in the visitor lounge with the stump of his amputated left leg propped up on the seat. "I never heard of anybody doing that. " Eric Altschuler, an associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the hospital, was used to the skepticism.
NEWS
December 15, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
People who got joint replacements only a few years ago might be surprised by what happens now after patients get their new hips and knees. Now that new payment schemes encourage surgeons and hospitals to pay more attention to the cost and effectiveness of the care patients get when they leave the hospital, postsurgical rehab has become a target for cuts. Where - and how - joint-replacement patients get physical therapy is changing rapidly. Far fewer are going to inpatient facilities for rehab.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2015 | By Sheena Faherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
The newest building at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will open its doors Monday, providing a state-of-the-art outpatient facility for the body and a roof garden for the soul. The 12-story Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, the most expensive building project in Children's history, will cost $425 million, with an additional $175 million needed for equipment. The glass-lined building, streaked with primary colors, sits on Civic Center Boulevard, across the street and just south of the main hospital.
NEWS
April 8, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you're considering surgery for back pain, a new study suggests you first should try physical therapy, which is both less risky and less costly. The University of Pittsburgh study found that surgery and physical therapy were equally helpful for lumbar spinal stenosis, a common condition in older people that makes walking painful. It is the latest of numerous studies to question whether Americans get too much back surgery. It also raises questions about financial incentives.
SPORTS
October 30, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Kaitlyn McFadden and Jules Blank were not accustomed to the feeling. McFadden and Blank, members of the Archbishop Ryan girls' soccer team, stood on the sideline as their teammates warmed up. They later stood in a line with the other Ragdolls and clapped as the starting lineups were announced over the loudspeaker, and they sat on the bench as the team played Catholic League opponents. McFadden, a senior defender, and Blank, a junior forward, sure weren't familiar with sitting back and watching, but over nine days in the middle of the season, they did just that.
NEWS
September 21, 2014 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doctors at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children had been talking for quite a while about better coordinating medical care and the social-service help so many of their patients in North Philadelphia need. CEO Carolyn Jackson got behind the idea in January 2012 after a young stepfather shot four teens who were involved in a dispute with his children. One of the wounded teens drove with the other three to St. Christopher's. Three of the victims died. "All four of those boys had been cared for at St. Christopher's since birth," Jackson said.
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