Try Physical Therapy before knee surgery

New study published in the New England Journal of Medicine confirms that a trial of physical therapy may be just as effective for minor meniscal tears and mild Osteoarthritis.  Read the story in this month’s Men’s Health Magazine

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Hip exercises – some are better than others!

Published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy is a patient perspective article about strengthening your hip muscles.  Of course some exercises may not be appropriate for you so always check with your physician or physical therapist before starting any exercise program.  

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Physical therapy alone is better than Neck surgery for disc disease

New in the Literature: Physical Therapy for Cervical Disc Disease (Spine [Phila Pa 1976]. 2013;38(4):300-307.) In patients with radiculopathy due to cervical disc disease, anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) followed by physical therapy did not result in additional improvements in neck active range of motion, neck muscle endurance, or hand-related function compared with a […]

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Don’t rush for CT scan for your child’s minor head injuries!

Don’t automatically use CT scans to evaluate children’s minor head injuries. Approximately 50 percent of children who visit hospital emergency departments with head injuries are given a CT scan. CT scanning is associated with radiation exposure that may escalate future cancer risk. The recommendation calls for clinical observation prior to making a decision about needing […]

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