New device helps patients reach their goals Continuing an ongoing commitment to offering the latest physical and occupational therapy for patients, the Inova Rehabilitation Center (IRC) at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital added the Aretech ZeroG Gait and Balance System, a robotic, ceiling-mounted body-weight support system that can be used for walking, balance activities, stair training…

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Inova Mount Vernon Hospital rehab team helps a stroke patient back to the dais and his congregation  Several members of the Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH) Outpatient Bridge and Neuro Rehabilitation team listened as Reverend Angel M. Martínez delivered a sermon. Then, without missing a beat, Martínez reached for his guitar and accompanied his wife,…

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Kareem Ahmad, MD, specializes in pulmonary diseases at Inova.

By Kareem Ahmad, MD, who specializes in pulmonary disease at Inova’s Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program Everyone’s lung function decreases over time as they age, but those with acute or chronic respiratory conditions — such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — experience this reduction at a much faster rate due to ongoing lung…

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First Steps Back The Inova Rehabilitation Center (www.inova.org/IRC) is now offering certain patients with spinal cord injuries the opportunity to learn how to walk again using an innovative new technology. The ReWalk exoskeleton clinic, which began in April at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, is the first available in Northern Virginia. “Inova is opening the ReWalk…

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2015 Patient Reunions Some of the great traditions of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital are the annual Patient Reunion Picnics each September on the hospital grounds. Each fall, we welcome back former patients and their families served by Inova Joint Replacement Center and Inova Rehabilitation Center to catch up and renew acquaintances. Please save these dates,…

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Gold Seal of Approval Inova Rehabilitation Center of Inova Mount Vernon Hospital has been awarded its first-ever Gold Seal of Approval™ Disease-Specific Designation by The Joint Commission (TJC) for stroke rehabilitation. The Center was evaluated during a rigorous on-site review conducted earlier this year, and has been awarded a two-year certification. Inova Rehabilitation Center was…

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