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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 ...