Posts Tagged ‘ physical therapy ’

Running May Protect Against Osteoarthritis, Research Shows

During the interview portion of a patient’s first session, questions are asked attempting to relate the patient’s current painful state to a mechanism of injury.   This gives the clinician insight into many things, but most importantly how to progress with the exam. Almost daily, I hear statements such as, “I think my knee hurts


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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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Afraid of Falling? Be Proactive with Physical Therapy.

The prognosis is very poor after a fall especially in people over the age of 65.  Without surprise the incidence of falls increases drastically as we age due to several specific factors including decline in strength, vision, vestibular function (more on this later), and touch sensation. This is why falls risk assessment, prevention, and maintenance


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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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Could your child benefit from physical therapy?

If your child is having difficulty moving and it’s interfering with his or her daily activities, he or she may need physical therapy. A physical therapist (PT) can help relieve pain and teach your child exercises that will help him or her regain strength and range of motion. A therapist can also help your child


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