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.

January 20, 2016

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.

January 4, 2016

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.

December 23, 2015

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.

December 17, 2015

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.

December 4, 2015

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.

November 25, 2015

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.

November 16, 2015

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.

November 5, 2015

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.

October 21, 2015

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.

October 16, 2015

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.

October 2, 2015

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.

September 17, 2015

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.

September 3, 2015

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.

August 26, 2015

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.

August 21, 2015

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.

August 7, 2015

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.

July 29, 2015

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.

July 17, 2015

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.

July 2, 2015

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.

June 24, 2015