Therapeutic device may not add benefits to exercise and education
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition in which protective cartilage in the knee gradually wears away, causing pain and weakness.
Strength training more effective than balance exercises for stability
Falls are one of the most important issues the elderly population faces, as a fall can lead to serious injury and long-term dependency.
Non-surgical treatment recommended for patients with common knee pain
Anterior knee pain, which occurs at the front and center of the knee, is one of the most common knee complaints in physically active people.
Passive treatments are less effective for shoulder pain
Shoulder pain is quite common, with one-third of adults experiencing it every year. It ranks fourth behind low back, knee, and neck pain in terms of the most prevalent painful conditions encountered.
More use of PT linked with less back pain in older adults
Back pain is a prevalent condition in the entire population, as 80% of people will experience it at least once.
Balance-training program leads to improvements with osteoporosis
Falls and resulting injuries are one of the most common causes of disability, reduced functioning, and lower quality of life in older adults.
Two types of hands-on physical therapy found effective for neck pain
Mechanical neck pain, which means the source of the pain is in the spine or the structures that surround it, is one of the most common types of neck pain.
Therapy produces similar improvements and costs less than injections
Shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) is a general term used to describe numerous conditions that cause shoulder pain.
Comprehensive exercise more effective than strengthening exercises
Patellofemoral pain (PFP), which describes pain at the front of the knee, is one of the most common knee disorders in athletes.
Education saves money and improves opinions following back surgery
Lumbar radiculopathy (LR) is a condition that results from a compressed (squeezed) spinal nerve that leads to pain, numbness or weakness in the arms or legs.
Program reduces pain & improves function in long-lasting ankle issues
Ankle sprains are common injuries often caused by participation in sports; in the U.S., about 23,000 ankle injuries occur daily.
Poor sleep quality could affect improvement for neck pain patients
Neck pain, like back pain, is a common disorder that can reduce patients' quality of life. For some patients, this extends into the night and may affect sleeping habits.
Exercises that strengthen back muscles effective for low back pain
Chronic low back pain (CLBP), meaning pain that lasts for at least 12 weeks, is one of the most common medical conditions out there.
Exercise therapy found to be effective for patients with knee pain
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition that involves pain in the front of the knee, and it's particularly common in people who are physically active.
Aquatic exercise leads to improvements for men with type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a common disorder in which the pancreas doesn't make enough insulin or the body can't use insulin well enough, which can lead to many physical problems.
Low back pain patients experience benefits from exercise & education
Low back pain (LBP) affects 84% of adults at some point and can weigh heavily on their lives.
Non-surgical treatments better than surgical management of elbow pain
The olecranon bursa is a sac filled with a small amount of fluid in the elbow that helps to cushion bones and tissues in that area and allows for their smooth gliding against one another.
Acetaminophen not very effective for low back pain or osteoarthritis
Low back pain (LBP) and hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA), a painful condition in which the protective cartilage in joints wears away, are some of the leading causes of disability worldwide.
An exercise leads to improvements for obese adults with low back pain
Low back pain (LBP) is a common condition affecting about 80% of people at some point, while roughly 35% of the adult population is currently obese.
Adding stretch device to PT program helps with frozen shoulder
Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a painful condition in which tissues surrounding the shoulder become inflamed and stiff, making it difficult to perform activities that require shoulder rotation.