• This Week in PT News, February 13 Image

    articleFeb 13, 2015 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, February 13

    Awkward Positions May Trigger Low Back Pain New research published in Arthritis Care & Research reveals that individuals who perform manual tasks involving awkward body positions are eight times more likely to suffer low back pain. The study also notes that individuals who performed the tasks while fatigued or distracted were at a greater risk for acute back pain. Manuela Ferreira, Ph.D., who conducted the study, hopes this new research will help prevent the onset of low …

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    articleFeb 6, 2015 | 3 min. read

    This Week in PT News, February 6

    New Bills Include PTs in Locum Tenens What do chiropractors, osteopaths, and podiatrists have in common? Locum tenens applies to all of them, and thanks to recent companion bills, physical therapists soon might experience the benefits of this law as well. Currently, private practice PTs simply must avoid absences—or “risk gaps”—in patient care. According to this PT in Motion news release , though, the Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy Act, which consists of two identical bills (H.R. …

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    articleJan 30, 2015 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, January 30

    Physical Therapy is Key to Improved ICU Outcomes While many researchers already know that rest is not always the best medicine, a new Johns Hopkins study reveals that initiating physical therapy early in the treatment process for Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients benefits both patients and healthcare facilities. How? Well, a structured approach to quality improvement processes leads to sustainable improvement in patient outcomes and reduced hospital costs. Read more about this study here . Changes in …

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    articleJan 23, 2015 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, January 23

    Too Much Sitting Can Be Deadly, Even With Exercise Canadian researchers have found that exercise cannot undo the negative health effects associated with prolonged sitting. According to the study, a sedentary lifestyle leads to a higher risk of heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, and death. Click here to read the full study and to find out what you can do to offset the negative effects of sitting all day. Knee Pain During Stair Use May be Early Sign …

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    articleJan 16, 2015 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, January 16

    Preventing Falls may be as Easy as Playing Catch Two studies out of the University of Illinois indicate that playing catch with a weighted medicine ball can help seniors improve balance and avoid falls. According to the studies, certain exercises can improve the anticipatory postural control lost during the aging process. Find out more about these studies and why exercise is critical to fall prevention here . Physical Therapist Ranks Sixth on Best Jobs of 2015 List …

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    articleJan 9, 2015 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, January 9

    Study: Young Concussion Patients Should Limit Rest A randomized trial published in Pediatrics shows that extended periods of rest for young adults with concussions may not be as beneficial as previously thought. The study found that participants aged 11 to 22 who suffered a concussion experienced more symptoms after five days of bed rest than those who only rested for one or two days. Researchers are still trying to pinpoint the optimal amount of rest for young …

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    articleJan 2, 2015 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, January 2

    New Research Shows Exercise Could Have a Protective Effect A new study published in a Northern Arizona University news release claims that even one exercise session may help the body overcome stressors by boosting the antioxidant system. Researchers hope this study—paired with ongoing research—will help them identify the point in cellular processes at which age-related change happens. To find out more about this study, click here . Despite Slip in Sales, Outlook for Rehab Providers Remains Positive …

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    articleDec 19, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, Dec 19

    Physical Therapy Cracks List of Best Healthcare Jobs According to new data, physical therapist is one of the best jobs in healthcare for 2015. The PT profession is no stranger to this list, as it’s expected to grow 36% by 2022. To see a full list of the best jobs in healthcare for 2015, click here . Employee-Shaped Medical Systems Lead to Better Care A new article in the Los Angeles Times reveals employee-shaped medical systems may …

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    articleDec 12, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, December 12

    Common Knee Surgery May Increase Arthritis Risk A new study suggests a link between a common knee surgery and arthritis. Researchers found that all of the participants who had surgery to repair meniscal tears developed arthritis within one year. The study’s author—Dr. Frank Roemer—suggests meniscal surgery can cause more harm than good when it comes to the long-term health of the joint. As an alternative to surgery, patients should #GetPT to strengthen the knee and improve joint …

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    articleDec 5, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, December 5

    Study: Exercise Helps PTSD Recovery A new study published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica reveals that structured exercise reduces depressive symptoms and has a positive effect on those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers hope this new information will change the course of treatment for people with PTSD to include an exercise program. Find out more about the study here . Football Linked to Brain Changes, Even Without Concussion New research suggests that even non-concussive hits …

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