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September 7, 2021

Tendonitis: Causes and Treatment

Tendonitis occurs when any of the body’s tendons, the strong and elastic cords of tissue that connect bone and muscle,1 ...
August 16, 2021

The Importance of Early Physical Therapy Intervention

Physical therapy is crucial to the prevention of and sustained recovery from a number of musculoskeletal conditions, spanning neck, back, ...
August 2, 2021

Long-Term Physical Activity After Severe Injury

Sufferers of severe injury tend to exhibit high rates of inactivity and sedentary behaviors [1]. By not engaging in regular ...
July 19, 2021

Mobilization Guidelines for Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma, an aggressive cancer affecting plasma cells in the bone marrow primarily targeting the elderly population, is estimated to ...
June 21, 2021

Multimodal Rehabilitation After Stroke

When blood flow to the brain is interrupted during a stroke, a person may be left with a range of ...
June 7, 2021

Parkinson’s Disease: Physical Therapy for Balance

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the world’s most rapidly growing neurological disorder, with projections indicating that 12 million people will suffer ...
May 18, 2021

The Role of Exercise in Reducing Inflammation

Researchers have amply documented the many benefits of exercise. Perhaps chief among these is exercise’s ability to protect people against ...
May 3, 2021

Recent Work Injury Statistics

Overall, the incidence of nonfatal illnesses and injuries in private industry workplaces has declined dramatically since the Bureau of Labor ...
April 20, 2021

The Effect of Diet on Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, typically defined as “pain that continues beyond the typical tissue healing time of 3 months”, affects 1 in ...
April 5, 2021

Nutrition Guidelines for Athletes

“Nutrition plays a critical role in athletic performance” [5], both physically and mentally [1]. For nearly a century, scientists have observed that ...
March 16, 2021

Strength Training to Manage Hemophilia Pain

             Hemophilia is a serious disorder that can have broad impacts on an individual’s health, physical function, and overall well-being. ...
February 22, 2021

Blood Restriction Training in Physical Therapy

Muscle weakness is a common problem faced by many. Although high intensity exercise is the most common way to tackle ...
February 8, 2021

Vestibulopathy: Overview and Rehabilitation

Vestibulopathy is defined as disorders of the inner ear, which can lead to a variety of alarming symptoms, including postural ...
January 26, 2021

Cognitive Functional Therapy in Physical Therapy

Traditionally, the management of lower back pain and other chronic conditions requiring long-term therapy has been approached in a unidimensional manner, with emphasis only on physical movements ...
January 10, 2021

Simple Physical Therapy Remedies for Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common exercise-related problem and are most frequently associated with running. Also called Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, ...
December 28, 2020

Self-Myofascial Release Methods at Home

One of the newest approaches to treating myofascial pain is self-myofascial release (SMFR) [3]. SMFR, as defined by Kalichman and Ben, “is an inexpensive and highly accessible tool allowing the individual to maintain ...
December 14, 2020

Physical Function After SARS-CoV Infection

Although the SARS-CoV outbreak of 2003 resulted in far fewer infection rates than COVID-19, the similarities between the two infectious diseases ...
November 30, 2020

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Physical Therapy Treatments

Intensive care units (ICUs) allow patients with life-threatening injuries and/or illnesses to be extensively monitored so that treatment and recovery go as smoothly ...
November 16, 2020

Incorporating Yoga into a Physical Therapy Routine

Yoga’s global popularity has risen dramatically in recent decades [1]. In addition to being a form of routine exercise, physical therapists have seen the value in incorporating yoga into their patients’ rehabilitation routines ...
October 26, 2020

Managing Acute Joint Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains are injuries that affect ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones at a joint, ...
October 12, 2020

The Importance of Posture to Musculoskeletal Health

Posture directly affects musculoskeletal health [2,4].  Harvard Health Publishing defines posture as “the way you hold your body while standing, sitting, or performing tasks like lifting, ...
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September 28, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis: Physical Therapy for Foot Pain

Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is one of the most common causes of foot pain1,3. Studies estimate that PF accounts for “11 to 15 percent of ...
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September 14, 2020

Stretching Exercises for Regional Pain

As the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a much more sedentary lifestyle for many people, it is increasingly important to examine the effects of prolonged sitting on muscle weakness ...
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September 3, 2020

Surgery vs. Conservative Care for Persistent Sciatica

Sciatica affects up to 40% of people in their lifetime [1] and can be extremely painful and debilitating. Those with ...
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August 12, 2020

Bunion: Strengthening Foot Muscles to Reduce Pain and Improve Mobility

A bunion is painful swelling that develops on the first joint at the base of the big toe, causing it to lean inwards and push against the other ...
July 13, 2020

Graston Technique for Physical Therapy

The Graston Technique is commonly used by chiropractors or physiotherapists to break down the scar tissue that forms as a ...
June 4, 2020

Pregnancy and Low Back Pain: Physical Therapy for Back and ...

During pregnancy, women often experience a large range of symptoms affecting their daily lives. A common issue that almost 50% ...
June 4, 2020

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes, Treatment and Therapy

An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis affects 1.3 million people in the United States, generally impacting women at a higher rate ...
June 4, 2020

Delaying Range of Motion Exercises After Rotator Cuff Repair

Rotator cuff tears are one of the most common shoulder injuries and become increasingly prevalent as someone ages1. Over 50% ...
May 14, 2020

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Surgery or Physical Therapy?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy in the US, with a prevalence of 6-12% in the ...
December 9, 2019

Physical Therapy: Modalities and Effectiveness in Rehabilitation after Injury

The main rehabilitation modalities after any injury include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/swallow therapy. The specific type of rehabilitation ...
November 12, 2019

Patellofemoral Pain: Treating Painful Kneecaps

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common causes of anterior knee pain. This is also known as ...
October 18, 2019

ACL Tears: Causes, Treatment and Rehabilitation

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is an important stabilizing structure within the knee joint. Injury to the ACL is frequent ...
October 14, 2019

Rehabilitation After Sports Injuries

Sports-related injuries (SRI) is a term that refers to diffuse injuries sustained during recreational activity. This often includes acute injuries ...
October 7, 2019

Virtual Reality for Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Virtual Reality (VR) is an innovative technology that aids the user to simulate experiences in worlds similar or different to ...
September 24, 2019

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis (GTB): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Greater trochanteric bursitis (GTB) is a common condition that causes lateral hip pain.  Formerly known at GTB, most clinicians will ...
September 20, 2019

Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen vs. Opioid Therapy for Acute and Chronic ...

Acetaminophen, ibuprofen and opioids are all effective in relieving pain. Non- prescription pain medications are commonly used in the US, ...
September 19, 2019

The Association of Sleep Disturbances with Lower Back Pain

Sleep is a complex and necessary physiological and behavioral process which the body undergoes in a rhythmic fashion. During sleep, ...
September 19, 2019

Tennis Elbow: Mechanisms of Injury and Treatment Modalities

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, lateral epicondylopathy and rower’s elbow, is characterized by pain at the lateral elbow. ...
September 16, 2019

Rotator Cuff Injury Management

The rotator cuff includes a group of muscles (the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis) and tendons that surround the ...
September 10, 2019

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment Modalities

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is an age-related condition that occurs when one or more discs between the vertebrae of the ...
September 3, 2019

Leg Pain: Most Common Causes and Management

Assessment of leg pain includes a broad differential diagnosis. Complaints can fall under several systemic categories. Etiologies include but not ...
August 26, 2019

Herniated Discs: Symptoms, Mechanisms, and Treatment

The human vertebral spine consists of several vertebral bodies (five in the lumbar region and five in the sacral region) ...
August 12, 2019

Sciatica: Description, Mechanisms and Management

Sciatica is a term which is used to describe a variety of symptoms in the back, buttock or leg, although ...
August 6, 2019

The “Pinched Nerve”: Presentations, Mechanisms and Management

A “pinched” or compressed nerve is a common medical problem, occurring in roughly 3 per 1000 people per year. This ...
July 31, 2019

Shoulder Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Management

Shoulder pain is extremely common and often disabling, and up to 70% of people will experience shoulder pain in their ...
July 29, 2019

Frozen Shoulder: Presentation and Treatment

Frozen shoulder, also know as adhesive capsulitis or “painful stiff shoulder”, is generally defined as a global, gradual limitation of ...
July 24, 2019

Neck pain: Common Causes and Treatment Modalities

Neck pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder in adults, and up to two thirds of the population will have neck ...
July 17, 2019

Muscle Strains: Mechanisms and Management

Strained muscle injuries are highly common. They are frequent in high demand sports and account for up to 55% of ...