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The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center is one of seven in California, all of
which are affiliated with university medical schools that provide comprehensive
outpatient diagnostic services to persons with memory impairment, ongoing care,
clinical research, and professional education.
Assisting children and adults with physical disabilities
lead more independent lives through the use of assistive technology. CART's
interdisciplinary team of physical, occupational, recreation, speech therapists and
engineers solve issues of accessibility, communication, recreation, mobility and vocation and
provide patients with new tools, instruction, education and the support needed for independence.
Environmental Health Services performs clinical and occupational procedures and
studies related to the respiratory system, such as the health effects of air pollutants
and other envronmental stressors on healthy subjects and subjects with asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease and spinal cord injury.
The Pathokinesiology Laboratory at Rancho Los Amigos
National Rehabilitation Center is a world-renowned Gait
and Motion Analysis Center. Clinical services are provided
to the patients of Los Angeles County and to the private sector.
Project Threshold helps individuals with physical disabilities solve task
performance problems through the use of assistive technology and/or
The Project Threshold is now known as the
Center for Applied Rehabilitation
The Adult Day Services Center provides continuing care to assist patients who are
transitioning from the inpatient care setting to community living, in collaboration
with Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Rancho Adult Day Services is
a state and national award-winning center for its exemplary program that specializes in
services for older adults with physical and memory impairments.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Program develops technology for children
with orthopedic disabilities with an emphasis on prosthetics and orthotics.
Rehab Engineering also addresses the needs of persons with a spinal cord injury,
with studies being conducted in improving mobile arm support, techniques for propelling
a wheelchair without shoulder damage, improving wheelchair suspension systems,
a gait training robotic assistant, and adapted exercise devices.
Dedicated to the improvement of service delivery and outcomes for
individuals with spinal cord injury, the Spinal Cord Injury Project at Rancho Los Amigos
National Rehabilitation Center has succeeded on many fronts to identify important trends
in spinal cord injury recovery and complications, dramatically improving the lives of those living
with a spinal cord injury.
Page last updated January 1, 2011
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