Performance Physical Therapy Blog

ProvidenceJournal.com – Have you ever been awakened in the middle of the night because your calf is in a painful cramp? When it happens to me, I have to swing my leg to the floor to stretch the cramp out. After one cramp, I’m usually doomed to several more the same night, in the same … Continue reading Leg, foot night cramps are pretty common

PTProductsOnline.com – To prevent injuries, it is critical that coaches and parents are better educated about the effects of specialization in a single sport, according to a recent study. The study was presented during the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting in Toronto. In the study, led by Timothy A. McGuine, Ph.D., ATC from the … Continue reading Specialization in a Single Sport May Lead to More Lower Extremity Injuries

Chances are you’ve come across the old dental health adage: “Floss the teeth you want to keep.” The first time you spotted this sign in a dental office or heard the phrase uttered word-for-word by the dentist probably elicited a giggle or a snarky remark. But once the humor of it washed away, you more … Continue reading Which Bones, Joints, and Muscles Do You Want to Keep?

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For Patients With Nontraumatic Knee Pain, Early Rehabilitation Lowers Odds of Later Use of Opioids, Injections, Knee Surgery APTA.org – From PTJ In brief: Retrospective cohort study analyzed Medicare claims data for 52,504 beneficiaries with non-traumatic knee pain (NTKP) to analyze effects of early rehabilitation on later use of drugs, nonsurgical invasive procedures, and surgery … Continue reading Early Rehab Lowers Odds of Use of Opioids, Injections, Knee Surgery

 
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