Bacillus spp. Spores-A Promising Treatment Option for Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
By John Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPTIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. While the exact cause of...
Knee osteoarthritis: key treatments and implications for physical therapy
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATCIntroduction:As life expectancy increases globally as modern medicine becomes more advanced, chronic diseases will affect a larger portion of our population as a result. One of the leading causes of chronic pain and disability worldwide...
How periarticular corticosteroid injections impact the integrity of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATCBackground:The utilization of multimodal analgesia (MMA) injections during arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs has gained popularity after commonly being utilized in hip and knee surgeries. MMA injections are a mixture of analgesic (pain...
Young Athletes Who Return to Sport Before 9 Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Have a Rate of New Injury 7 Times That of Those Who Delay Return
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATCIntroduction:After a primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery, 25% of patients 25 years old or younger that return to high-risk sport sustain a second ACL injury. Currently, there is conflicting evidence surround...
Use of biologics in rotator cuff disorders: Current concept review
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATCBackground:Rotator cuff disorders have been reported to occur in 30-50% of people over the age of 50 and the number of rotator cuff repair surgeries performed each year continues to rise. The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles:...
The clinical effect of tendon repair for tendon spontaneous rupture after corticosteroid injection in hands
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATCIntroduction:Tendinitis is defined as inflammation or irritation of a tendon that is generally caused by overuse. Common treatments for this condition are rest, NSAIDs, physical therapy, laser therapy, and shock wave therapy. Due to the...
Effect of Hip Abductor Strengthening exercises in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Reviewed by Mark Boyland PT, DPT, CSCSKnee osteoarthritis is a common condition that produces pain and limits patient function. Patients are regularly referred to Physical Therapy for complaints related to knee osteoarthritis and practice guidelines indicate exercise...
Lower Extremity Aerobic Exercise as a Treatment for Shoulder Pain
Written by Mark Boyland PT, DPT, CSCSWhat if I told you there was a non pharmaceutical way to promote pain relief or maybe more accurately a way to reduce your perception of pain through exercise? What if you could continue moving and exercising your other non...
Feedback and Feedforward Control During Walking in Individuals With Chronic Ankle Instability
Reviewed By: Evan Peterson PT, DPTAnkle sprains are one of the most common injuries and occur in a variety of different settings. Whether it is a young athlete or an individual who rolls their ankle by missing a step, many will experience and ankle sprain at least...
Evidence for Early and Regular Physical Therapy and Exercise in Parkinson’s Disease
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATCIntroduction: Over the last few decades, the treatment options for Parkinson’s disease (PD) has significantly improved, resulting in effectively prolonged period of time people with PD live with disability. Due to this, the role of...
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