Posts Tagged ‘ physical therapy ’


Two Easy Clinical Tests for Runners

In honor of the 11th Annual Lake Como 5k this Saturday, I thought it would be appropriate  to discuss a few quick movement based tests that we use at Advanced PMR that relate to running.  As mentioned previously, running requires a balance of multi-planar mobility and stability especially in the lower quarter.  In other words,


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“I Have Arthritis, What Should I Do?”

While technological advancements and improvements in the medical field continue to evolve, patients (and clinicians) are striving for better outcomes.  However, with social media and TV ‘doctors’ attempting to fill headlines and airtime, several preliminary interventions can become exposed to the public without having strong evidence supporting their effectiveness. Fortunately, a growing body of evidence


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Early Rehab Helpful After Hand Surgery

The following is a recent article from a great online resource for patients and clinicians called Today in PT. Patients who begin rehabilitation in the first week after surgery to repair hand tendons are less likely to need re-surgery and use fewer rehabilitation services, according to a new study. Four researchers with the department of


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What is Evidence-Based Practice?

The following excerpt was taken directly from the American Physical Therapy Association website (apta.org): “Evidence-based practice is access to, and application and integration of evidence to guide clinical decision making to provide best practice for the patient/client. Evidence-based practice includes the integration of best available research, clinical expertise, and patient/client values and circumstances related to


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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of treatment rendered by a physical therapist (PT) for people who have health problems which make it hard to move around or to complete everyday tasks. The goal of physical therapy is is help make daily tasks/activities easier. Your PT will evaluate symptoms and discuss your daily activity. A treatment


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