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4 Things To Expect After Shoulder Replacement Surgery

Feb 11, 2020 / Health Tips

Shoulder replacement is a major surgery in which all or part of the shoulder joint is replaced. If you have shoulder replacement surgery you'll see a physical therapist to help you recover.

4 Things to Know About Adult Bowel Health

Mar 19, 2018 / Health Tips

Bowel health can be uncomfortable to discuss, but it provides a good indication of your overall health. These tips from physical therapists for developing healthy and regular bowel routines can help you stay healthy.

5 Common Myths About Low Back Pain

Mar 28, 2018 / Health Tips

Nearly all adults will experience low back pain at some point. Physical therapists dispel five common myths about low back pain and treatment.

5 Ways To Improve Physical Activity During National Minority Health Month

Apr 1, 2022 / Health Tips

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are committed to reducing health disparities and encourage everyone to be physically active with these tips.

A State-by-State Look at Physical Inactivity

May 24, 2021 / Health Tips

The American Physical Therapy Association encourages Americans of all ages and abilities to embrace an active lifestyle to benefit their health and wellbeing. Americans don't get enough physical activity. Here are just a few statistics by state.

Obesity May Account for 18% of US Adult Deaths

Sep 3, 2013 / Did You Know?

A study published in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that obesity is more deadly than previously thought.

One-Third of Long-Term Opioid Users Say They're Addicted or Physically Dependent

Dec 9, 2016 / Did You Know?

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines to reduce the long-term use of opioids to treat most pain, a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation survey highlights several factors contributing to ongoing use.

Opioids Are No More Effective Than Nonopioids for Pain

Mar 28, 2018 / Did You Know?

According to a recent study, it appears that opioids may not be any more effective than nonopioid medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) for treating chronic back pain, or hip or knee osteoarthritis-related pain.

Patients Are Interested in Non-Opioid Treatment After Surgery

May 22, 2017 / Did You Know?

A large majority, 79%, of patients who have undergone surgery would choose a non-opioid option for treatment of pain over opioids.

Physical Activity After Concussion May Reduce Risk of Persistent Symptoms

Nov 2, 2017 / Did You Know?

In the past, doctors recommended delaying physical activity after a concussion. New research suggests that early return (within one week) to physical activity may actually decrease the likelihood of persistent symptoms in children and teens.