Effect of dry needling on lumbar muscle stiffness in patients with low back pain: A double blind, randomized controlled trial using shear wave elastography
Reviewed by Jerome Thomas, SPT, Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, OCS, ATCDry needling is an innovative treatment technique utilized by various healthcare practitioners such as physical therapists, physicians, and chiropractors. Dry needling is implemented by inserting needles...
Targeted Treatment Protocol in Patellofemoral Pain: Does Treatment Designed According to Subgroups Improve Clinical Outcomes in Patients Unresponsive to Multimodal Treatment?
Reviewed by Jerome Thomas, SPT, Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a chronic musculoskeletal condition characterized by persistent anterior knee pain. This condition is sometimes referred to as “runner’s knee” because it is common in...
Using a Validated Algorithm to Judge the Appropriateness of Total Knee Arthroplasty in the United States: A Multi-Center Longitudinal Cohort Study
Reviewed by Jerome Thomas, SPT, Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC Utilization of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures in the United States has skyrocketed in recent years. According to Cram et. al (2012), the annual volume of TKA surgeries among Medicare beneficiaries...
Foam Rolling vs. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Stretching in the Hamstring Flexibility of the Amateur Athletes: Control Trials
Reviewed by Austin Mowrey PT, DPT Introduction: Hamstring injuries are common in many sports that require repetitive acceleration and deceleration, including football, soccer, and basketball. There is also a correlation between hamstring mobility and pelvic, knee...
Reviewed by Jerome Thomas, SPT, Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC Manual therapy is one of the most common interventions utilized by physical therapists and generally refers to passively applying mechanical forces to the superficial body in order to receive a therapeutic...
Continued Sports Activity, Using a Pain-Monitoring Model, During Rehabilitation in Patients With Achilles Tendinopathy
Reviewed by Jerome Thomas, SPT, Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC Achilles tendinopathy is a very common, overuse injury of the lower extremity that often affects athletes and highly-active individuals that engage in activities such as running, jumping, and other...
by John Baur, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT Acetaminophen (APAP) is a commonly used over-the-counter pain reliever that can cause liver damage when taken in high doses. The common brand name for acetaminophen (APAP) is Tylenol and acute liver injury caused by APAP overdose is a...
Probiotic Bacillus Spores Together with Amino Acids and Immunoglobulins Exert Protective Effects on a Rat Model of Ulcerative Colitis
by John Baur, PT, OCS, FAAOMPTUlcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the colon and rectum. It is characterized by symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. While the exact cause of UC is unknown, it is...
Treatment with a spore-based probiotic containing five strains of Bacillus induced changes in the metabolic activity and community composition of the gut microbiota in a SHIME® model of the human gastrointestinal system
By John Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT The gut microbiota plays a crucial role in maintaining overall health and well-being. An imbalance in the gut microbiota has been linked to a variety of health problems, including gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic disorders, and...
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...
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