February 3, 1992 |
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.
February 19, 1989 |
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.
November 26, 1987 |
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.
October 7, 1994 |
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.
December 15, 2015 |
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.
March 3, 1988 |
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.
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.
September 10, 1998 |
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.
October 28, 2001 |
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.
December 16, 2013 |
Not that he's an Olympic-caliber skier, but when Frank Osborne heard that downhill phenom Lindsey Vonn had crashed on a training run last month in Vail, Colo., he could relate. On Jan. 14, 1997, the Cheltenham native was 22, a recent graduate of St. Joseph's University, living in the Poconos, and tempting fate: the double black diamond run he had wiped out on the first time he tried it that day. So Osborne went down it again, at night, and, as he recalls, was out of control pretty much from the start: "I was just flying.