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Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Tears May Be Unnecessary in Many Cases

Dec 30, 2013 / Did You Know?

Could one of the most popular surgical procedures, done 700,000 times per year in the United States, be unnecessary in many cases?

30-Minute Home Strengthening Program

Apr 10, 2020 / Health Tips

Maintaining your body’s muscle strength is important for your overall health and well-being. This strengthening program, provided by physical therapists, offers three different levels, depending on your fitness, age, and desired challenge.

Beginning Low Back Pain Treatment With Advanced Imaging Leads to Higher Total Costs

Apr 7, 2015 / Did You Know?

The first steps a patient takes in seeking treatment for back pain can greatly affect the total cost of care.

CDC Recommends Physical Therapy and Other Nondrug Options for Chronic Pain

Mar 16, 2016 / Did You Know?

With the overuse and risks of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nondrug approaches such as physical therapy to manage chronic pain.

Early Exercise Can Decrease Depression in Patients With Parkinson Disease

Jan 31, 2014 / Did You Know?

Exercise is known to offset many physical side effects of Parkinson disease. A recent study suggests that early exercise also can reduce depression symptoms among people living with the disease.

Early Physical Therapy Can Be Cost-Effective Treatment for Low Back Pain

Jul 1, 2013 / Did You Know?

Low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. A recent study suggests there's no reason to delay physical therapy that might relieve the pain.

Exercise Helps Prevent Low Back Pain

Mar 30, 2016 / Did You Know?

If you need another reason to exercise, a systematic review and analysis of the data from 21 different randomized trials links exercise to a 35% reduction in the risk for low back pain.

Extra Steps Can Help Those at Risk for Diabetes Avoid Heart Attack, Stroke

Dec 23, 2013 / Did You Know?

People at risk for diabetes can cut their chances for a heart attack or stroke by 8% by walking an extra 2,000 steps a day — about 20 minutes daily of moderately paced walking.

Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question

Sep 11, 2014 / Health Tips

The American Physical Therapy Association joined the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign, and created a list of "5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question."

Physical Activity Prevents Disease and Increases Life Expectancy

Apr 14, 2021 / Did You Know?

A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine highlights the major public health problems linked to physical inactivity. The findings stress the importance of physical activity to prevent early death and many chronic diseases.