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PUBLISHED: Feeling the Pinch

MOST Jamaicans would’ve watched with bated breath and fingers, toes and knees crossed, hoping that hurdler Omar McLeod would’ve pulled off yet another miracle in the men’s 110m hurdles final at the recently held World Championships in Beijing, China, to medal for Jamaica. Though he hit all 10 hurdles in the semi-final, he was lucky […]

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PUBLISHED: JADCO CONCLUDES ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF JUNIOR ATHLETES ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION WORKSHOPS

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) concluded another series of Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops at the Port Maria Civic Centre in St. Mary on October 29, 2014. Speaking at the workshop in St. Mary, student athlete, Shamagay Myers of Ferncourt High School in St. Ann, said “The workshop was very timely, as it will now […]

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PUBLISHED: Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean: The Caribbean’s First Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Centre

The Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean Ltd. (Rehab Caribbean) is the Caribbean’s first multidisciplinary Rehabilitation centre.  It is an outpatient rehabilitation centre for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R, also called Physiatry); that provides medical care for adults and children; enabling them to recover physically and regain their skills after injury or illness. The Rehab Institute […]

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PUBLISHED: One-stop Shop for Physical Rehab

In two years, the Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean has not only doubled its square footage but has also almost quadrupled its patient population. However, the institute’s founder, Dr Paula Dawson, has her sights set on doing even greater things over the next three years. Dr Dawson, who is one of three US Board-certified physiatrists […]

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PUBLISHED: Featured Alumnus – Dr. Paula Dawson

Paula “Genie” Dawson knew she would become a medical doctor. But she didn’t know that she would become a pioneering doctor making her mark in the field of rehabilitation medicine. As a physiatrist, Dr. Dawson’s speciality is playing an increasingly significant role in maintaining fitness in patients and addressing disability impairments.  The goal of physiatry […]

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PUBLISHED: Fluoroscopy-guided intra-articular sacroiliac joint steroid injection for sacroiliitis in ankylosing spondylitis: a Case Report

INTRODUCTION A fundamental clinical feature of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is sacroiliitis, which is inflammation of the sacroiliac joints. It is characterized by back pain and stiffness affecting the sacroiliac joint and axial skeleton (1–3). The sacroiliac joint is commonly the first joint involved and may also be the most painful symptomatically. While the aetiology of […]

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PUBLISHED: MSBM, UWI spearhead anti-doping seminar

IN response to the recently-publicised breaches of substance use protocols in the athletics field, Mona School of Business & Management (MSBM) in partnership with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Faculty of Medical Sciences engaged key stakeholders in the sporting fraternity to raise a proactive response. The result was the MSBM/UWI Medical Sciences seminar […]

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Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean Grand Opening

The Rehabilitation Institute of the Caribbean had it’s Grand Opening on July 4, 2013. It was a wonderful affair with our many special and distinguished guests. The ribbon was cut by Her Excellency Lady Patricia Allen, Javere Bell (National 400 meter Champion 2013) and our Medical Director Dr. Paula Dawson. The evening started with everyone mingling and touring the state of the art facility. Select Brands Jamaica joined us for the evening and featured a few of their wines and spirits for our guests enjoyment. (more…)

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Published: Jamaican Rehab Centre looks to Canada

KINGSTON, JAMAICA—He’d been invited here as guest speaker at the inaugural Disability Friendly Awards last November and Ontario Lt.-Gov. David Onley was about to discover how the other half lives. The man speaking to him — eyeball to eyeball, 1950s polio victim to polio victim, aged wheelchair beside modern scooter — was Don Taylor. Don, […]

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