08 Nov

Ankle Injuries – From Minor Misstep to Chronic Condition

  Ankle injuries can end up worse than one might think. While many might assume that something as seemingly minor as an ankle sprain poses little more than an insignificant inconvenience, there is growing evidence that ankle injuries (ranging from simple sprains to fractures) can present serious long-term consequences. It is important to bear in…

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29 Dec

MOVE FORWARD

PHYSICAL THERAPY BRINGS MOTION TO LIFE You’ve heard about physical therapists, but what can they bring to your life? A physical therapist can help you achieve and maintain mobility and quality of life without surgery or prescription medication. With their extensive education, physical therapists help you move forward so that you can get back to…

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29 Dec

BEST CARE FOR PATIENTS WITH LUMBAR FUSION

Lumbar fusion, 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 it…

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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

Physical Therapy reported as ‘cornerstone’ of non-surgical treatment, as reported in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons A new review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons should help convince many patients with low back pain to consider physical therapy first, according to Cindy Knight, PTMSOCS, 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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