• This Week in PT News, May 30 Image

    articleMay 30, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, May 30

    Researchers Debate Back Pain Solutions In a new Washington Post article, professors, researchers, and physicians weighed in on the many treatment options for chronic back pain. Many pointed out that it’s extremely difficult for doctors to accurately diagnose back problems—let alone treat them effectively. Jay Khanna, director of the Johns Hopkins Orthopedic and Spine Surgery practice, said he tries to avoid surgery and instead recommends #physicaltherapy for back pain. Read more about the back pain debate here …

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    articleMay 23, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, May 23

    Doctors Perform Groundbreaking 3D Hip Implant Surgery Southampton doctors recently completed their first hip surgery using a 3D printed implant and a bone stem cell graft. Because the 3D printed implant is designed to fit the patient’s exact measurements, scientists are hopeful that this technique will help eliminate future surgeries. Get more details about this surgery and how physical therapy will play a role in the recovery process here . Physical Therapists Research Dance Injury Prevention Dance …

  • This Week in PT News, May 16 Image

    articleMay 16, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, May 16

    Kinesio Tape: Fad or Fact? Many physical therapists swear by it, but does kinesio tape actually work? Some say “yes,” but this article says there is little research that actually backs up these claims. Which side are you on? Study Suggests Link Between Teen Smoking and Back Pain Which came first: the cigarette or the back pain? Researchers now believe there is a bidirectional relationship between teen smoking and back pain. Click here to learn more about …

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    articleMay 9, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, May 9

    Physical Therapy Trumps Helmets in Skull Deformation Treatment A new study out of the Netherlands reveals that helmets aren’t effective in treating babies with “flat head” syndrome. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies with moderate to severe skull deformation #GetPT instead. Read the article here to find out why physical therapy is a more effective treatment option for this condition. Repetitive Stress Injuries on the Rise for Baristas As the demand for coffee increases, so …

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    articleApr 25, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, April 25

    Seven Back Pain Myths Busted Because so many Americans--80% to be exact--will experience back pain at some point in their lives, it’s no wonder so many rumors exist about this condition. In a new Huffington Post article , author Linda Melone of PBS’s Next Avenue debunks those myths and sheds some light on what you can do to alleviate the pain. P4 Pain Scale Useful in Knee Osteoarthritis In a Canadian study, researchers have found that the …

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    articleApr 18, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in OT News, April 18

    Occupational Therapist Ranked as One of the Best Jobs of 2014 According to a new report, occupational therapy ranks ninth in a list of the Best Jobs of 2014. Jobs were scored based on work environment, stress, and hiring outlook. To see the full list, click here . Occupational Therapist Helps Stroke Survivor with Motherhood Thanks to her occupational therapist, stroke survivor Sarah Abrusley is now able to do something every new mom cherishes: hold her baby. …

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    articleApr 11, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, April 11

    RICE or POLICE? Some researchers out of the United Kingdom believe that POLICE (Protection, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation) should replace RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). While most therapists agree that ice, compression, and elevation are key to treating sprains and strains, the amount of rest a patient should take is still a topic of debate. Learn more about the RICE-or-POLICE debate here. Spinal Stimulation Helps Paralysis A new study published in Brain found that electric stimulation …

  • This Week in PT News, April 4 Image

    articleApr 4, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, April 4

    ICD-10 Delayed On Monday, the Senate approved HR 4302, which extends the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fix for another year and delays mandatory ICD-10 implementation until 2015. Learn more about this legislation and how it will affect your practice here . Muscle Mass Valuable in Older Adults A new study out of UCLA shows that the more muscle mass older adults have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. This article explains why muscle mass might …

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