29 Dec

3 Signs of Shoulder Impingement you Shouldn’t Ignore

Shoulder impingement is a form of inflammation in a small part of your shoulder. It starts as a small sharp pain, but could be painful, stubborn, and downright debilitating. Common in athletes, impingement is caused by overuse. It is important to see a doctor as soon as you show signs of shoulder impingement, but what…

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29 Dec

BEST CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR FUSION

Lumbar fusion is a serious spinal surgery used to correct problems with vertebrae. Lumbar fusion surgery, done to eliminate pain or restore motion in the back, is common. It is the process of fusing vertebrae together to form into one bone. After going through intense surgery such as this, the healing process takes time. Although…

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29 Dec

IMMEDIATE IMAGING FOR LOW BACK PAIN DOESN’T IMPROVE OUTCOME

U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT ARTICLE: Using medical imaging on people who have low back pain that has no apparent underlying cause doesn’t improve clinical outcomes, says an article by US News & World Report based on a recent study in the Lancet. A systematic review of 6 RESEARCH STUDIES that included more than 1,800…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND THE CAMARADERIE OF HEALING

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing An article in Monday’s New York Times, titled “Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing,” captures the essence of the special relationship a physical therapist develops with his or her patient. This article dives into the undeniable bond that patients and physical therapists develop…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL THERAPY VS. ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERY

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE: Physical Therapy or Arthroscopic Knee Surgery? A new study questioning the usefulness of arthroscopic surgery for osteoarthritis of the knee should encourage patients to consider physical therapy as an effective non-surgical option, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study was published in the New England Journal…

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29 Dec

AQUATIC PT HELPFUL

Aquatic PT is a type of physical therapy that is done inside of water. It is a widely used as a rehabilitation, preventative, and fitness method. Everyone can benefit from aquatic physical therapy because of the many different ways it is used to improve movement. It can help improve balance, aerobic capacity, muscle strength and…

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29 Dec

PT EFFECTIVE FOR MANAGEMENT OF LOW BACK PAIN

“Lower back pain is something that many people experience. Surgery is normally on the top of the list of options when it comes to back pain. However, studies show that this needs to be re-evaluated. “Physical Therapy reported as ‘Cornerstone’ of non-surgical treatment,” Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Cindy Knight, PTMSOCS and partner…

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29 Dec

WEIGHT LOSS MAY TAKE 250 MINUTES OF EXERCISE

Weight loss Weight loss is something many adults struggle with. It is a science that is specific to each individual body type. Between diet and exercise, it is a constant balance. If eating healthy and frequent exercise are not showing results, we get frustrated. So how do we know how much exercise we need in…

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29 Dec

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SLEEP?

What happens when we sleep? The age-old question still keeps some people up at night. Sleep is arguably the most important thing for the human body. Besides keeping us energized, sleep aids helps our brains develop and is a place for relaxation. It even helps us lose weight. While many of us think of sleep…

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29 Dec

DIRECT ACCESS TO PT FOR PATIENTS

Direct access to PT is something that is rarely taken advantage of. Unlike other speciality doctors that require referrals, anyone can go to physical therapy. Access to see a physical therapist in Connecticut is easy and effective without having to see a physician first. Since 2009, directly accessing your physical therapist has been available to…

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