Physical Therapy News

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5/18/2018
5/16/2018
1/24/2018
11/15/2017
8/24/2017
After Heart Attack, Just 1 in 3 Go for Rehab: CDC

Recommended outpatient treatment reduces risk of recurrence

6/23/2017
Guided Exercise May Help Chronic Fatigue Patients: Study

Little by little, patients step up activity levels as an expert coaches via phone or online video

6/19/2017
Yoga Soothes Back Pain in Study

Age-old practice did as good a job as physical therapy, but neither was a cure for all patients

5/11/2017
New Guidelines Say No to Most 'Keyhole' Knee Surgeries

Widely used arthroscopy won't help arthritic degeneration, expert panel says

3/24/2017
Physical Therapy as Good as Surgery for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Study

Conservative approach should be the first option, researcher says

3/16/2017
Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

Research shows patients fare well, sometimes better, if discharged home, even if they live alone

2/13/2017
Try Drug-Free Options First for Low Back Pain, New Guidelines Say

Recommendations state opioid painkillers should be last resort for long-lasting pain

1/19/2017
Forward-Thinking Tips for Back Pain

Certain behaviors can reduce your risk, doctor says

12/28/2016
'Bike in Bed' Program Helps ICU Patients

Pedaling on specially designed cycles for 30 minutes a day, 6 times a week sped recovery, researchers report

11/2/2016
Surgery Not the Answer for Most Back Pain, Sports Doctor Says

Physical therapy, heat and ice packs, injections may help

9/30/2016
1 in 10 Stroke Rehab Interruptions May Be Preventable

Dehydration, urinary tract infections force patients to return to hospital, study finds

7/10/2016
Water Therapy May Ease Labs' Lameness

Dogs with elbow dysplasia benefited in small study

5/4/2016
New Guidelines Recommend Inpatient Rehab After Stroke

American Heart Association and American Stroke Association say this helps patients more than a nursing home

3/4/2016
After Hip Replacement, Therapy at Home May Be Enough

Finding suggests that recovery doesn't have to be supervised by professional therapist in outpatient clinic

2/19/2016
Early Rehab May Help Spinal Cord Injury Patients

Better physical functioning reported after one year, study finds

2/1/2016
Painkillers Don't Ease Disability Due to Nerve Damage: Study

Narcotic drugs aren't useful in restoring motion, researchers say

1/19/2016
Study Questions Use of Physical Therapy for Early Parkinson's

Future research should investigate more intensive programs, researchers say

10/21/2015
Knee Replacement Brings Less Pain, Better Function

But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say

10/13/2015
Early Physical Therapy Not a Cure-All for Low Back Pain: Study

Discomfort usually subsides just by staying active, experts say

10/2/2015
'Tennis Elbow' Usually Heals Without Therapy, Study Finds

For most people, pain is gone within a year

6/23/2015
Intense Therapy Helps Restore Arm Function Long After Stroke: Study

Participants had been severely impaired for a year or more

5/7/2015
Strengthening Hip Muscles May Ease Calf Pain From Blood Vessel Disease

Researchers report that patients might also be able to walk longer

4/7/2015
Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says

Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis

3/26/2015
In-Patient Rehab Not Always Needed After New Knee

People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, study finds

2/12/2015
Motorized Stationary Bike May Help With Stroke Rehabilitation

Aerobic exercise improved outlook and helped patients regain everyday skills

12/31/2014
Exercise May Cut Fall Risk for Some Parkinson's Patients

Benefit strongest for those with milder symptoms, study finds

11/17/2014
Exercise, Physical Therapy May Help Ease Pain of Arthritis

Study showed greater improvements in pain, stiffness and function when added to routine care

8/5/2014
Skip the Steroids for Shoulder Pain?

Physical therapy as effective as injections, researchers say

5/21/2014
Physical Therapy May Not Improve Hip Arthritis, Study Finds

But, other experts say certain people will see a benefit from physical therapy

5/1/2014
Those With Arthritis Face Higher Risk of Falls: CDC

Exercise, physical therapy may help by improving balance, strength and gait, researchers say

4/30/2014
Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

4/23/2014
Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

Many high school athletes assessed for sprains, strains outside the hospital

4/21/2014
Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study

Benefits seen among inactive people, those who exercised

4/7/2014
Stem Cells Show Promise for Stroke Recovery

Early study found they can be safely transplanted into the brain; 2 patients showed significant improvement

4/7/2014
Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay

Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

4/4/2014
Brief Whiplash Treatment Works as Well as Lengthy Therapy, Study Finds

Results similar for patients with one session vs. 20 sessions

3/27/2014
Stroke Survivors Deserve Team Care: Statement

Experts call for palliative care to improve patients' quality of life

2/18/2014
After Hip Fracture, Home Exercise Program May Boost Recovery

Study looked at older patients who'd already received traditional rehab

9/23/2013
Daily Tasks a Challenge for Many Older Breast Cancer Patients

Physical therapy could help these women, study authors say

7/29/2013
Docs Order Too Many Narcotics, Pricey Scans for Back Pain: Study

Physical therapy and over-the-counter painkillers usually more appropriate, guidelines say

4/15/2013
Exercise May Help People With Alzheimer's Avoid Nursing Homes

Study finds regular activity delays physical decline, reduces falls

3/19/2013
Therapy as Good as Surgery for Some With Torn Knee Cartilage

Study looked at osteoarthritis patients in severe pain

3/7/2013
Steroid Shots Disappoint in Back Pain Study

Patients who got injections saw less improvement than with surgery, other treatments

12/28/2012
Surgery May Not Be Needed for Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Review found equal long-term recovery in patients who followed specific rehab program

11/6/2012
Keep Moving to Ease Pain of Knee Arthritis: Review

Researchers found aerobic, water exercise reduced pain, boosted function in patients

9/13/2012
Soaring U.S. Spinal Care Spending Due to Specialists: Study

Out-of-hospital medical costs nearly doubled in about a decade