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Hands-on therapy found to be effective for shoulder pain

Long-term computer use can lead to muscle dysfunction and disorder Approximately 90% of white-collar workers use computers for more than four hours per day. Over time, sitting and working at a computer can lead to a dysfunction of muscle stability and other disorders of the region, which may result in shoulder and neck pain, as […]

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Neck exercise more beneficial than physical activity for whiplash

Persistence of symptoms results from both physical and psychological factors Approximately 50% of people with whiplash-associated disorders (WADs) continue to report neck pain one year after injury, yet despite this prevalence, there is no clear evidence regarding the most effective treatment. Though exercise is considered safe and effective for neck pain, it’s efficacy for WADs […]

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Medicare costs for physical therapy are lower

Understanding these costs may help patients spend less on treatment Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common of all painful conditions, as up to 36% of the population will experience it at least once every year. For most of these individuals, the first episode of LBP is not the last, and in […]

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Therapy reduces pain and stiffness in patients with knee arthritis

This particular treatment is commonly used to address a prevalent condition Joints are the area where two bones come together, and the end of each joint is surrounded by a protective layer called articular cartilage, which cushions your bones and protects them from rubbing against one another. When this cartilage diminishes, the condition that results […]

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Exercise therapy leads to better flexibility for jaw condition

Results from previous studies are inconsistent on effectiveness of treatment Temporamindibular joint disorder (TMJ) is an umbrella term used to describe several conditions that involve a dysfunction of the jaw. The most common symptoms of TMJs are pain and decreased mobility of the jaw, both of which have a negative impact on patients’ quality of […]

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Older PT patients treated before hip surgery show better outcomes

Delaying surgery can lead to complications after the procedure Hip fractures are the most common fractures in older adults, and their frequency is growing as a result of an aging population. Rehabilitation methods like physical therapy are recommended after hip fractures to prevent the loss of patients’ independence, but many patients also require surgery to […]

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PT Referral is Down While Opioid Use is Up?

Physical therapy is consistently supported as an effective treatment for low back pain Low back pain (LBP) is estimated to affect up to 80% of all Americans at some point in their lives, and it is one of the leading causes of disability and reasons for visiting a doctor throughout the world. On top of […]

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Patients with a particular type of knee pain are more overweight

Association between the two has not been clearly evaluated Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition in which cartilage that normally protects the knee gradually wears down over the course of time. It is one of the leading causes of pain and disability throughout the world, affecting about 10% of men and 13% of women over […]

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Patients who undergo therapy before surgery spend less on care after

Surgery has become the treatment of choice for patients with severe hip or knee arthritis Arthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S. Approximately 50 million Americans have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis, and about one of every three of these patients has reported being physically limited due […]

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