Cervical Muscular Endurance Performance in Women With and Without Migraine
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Introduction It is theorized that individuals who suffer from migraines are more likely to present with neck pain and cervical muscle dysfunction. There is a lack of information regarding endurance of the neck extensors,...
Physical Therapy Versus Glucocorticoid Injection for Osteoarthritis of the Knee
By Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Treatment typically involves symptom management until late stages warrant a knee replacement surgery. Intraarticular...
Immediate and Short-term Effects of Thoracic Spine Manipulation in Patients with Cervical Radiculopathy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Introduction The use of thoracic spine manipulation is supported in literature for use on patients with neck pain. However, there is limited evidence for its use in patients with neck and arm pain due to cervical...
The Benefit of Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy During Pregnancy
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Introduction Back pain is a commonly reported symptom among pregnant women, especially those in the third trimester. This pain can lead to a temporary disability, sleep-disturbance, and may affect daily living and quality...
Effects of Different Exercise Interventions on Risk of Falls, Gait Ability, and Balance in Physically Frail Older Adults: A Systematic Review
By Lisa Jerry, SPT Introduction Frailty is a syndrome that can accompany increased age, especially in individuals over the age of 65, that decreases the body’s functional capacity to handle stresses. Frailty increases an individual’s risk of disability, falls, and...
The Influence of Abnormal Hip Mechanics on Knee Injury: A Biomechanical Perspective
By Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Introduction In physically active individuals, the knee is the joint in the lower extremity which sustains the highest percentage of injuries. Research conducted over the last several decades suggests that knee injury may...
Barefoot Running: Biomechanics and Implications for Running Injuries
By Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Introduction As a species, humans have evolved from running barefoot for survival. Footwear has also evolved over the past 10,000 years into modern-day cushioned running shoes. Despite the technological advances in...
Factors Affecting Training And Physical Performance In Recreational Endurance Runners
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION Recreational running is a simple and accessible sport attracting millions of participants world-wide. Despite the great popularity, there is no consensus on best training practices for improved performance....
Analysis Of Running-Related Injuries: The Vienna Study
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT INTRODUCTION Long distance running has become a popular sporting activity, with millions of recreational runners around the world. However, the risk of sustaining a running-related injury (RRI) is high; literature shows...
Non-Operative Rehab And Outcomes For Shoulder Labrum Tears
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC The labrum is a fibrocartilaginous ring that wraps around the glenoid, or the “socket” of our shoulder. It deepens the socket about 50% in order to improve congruency of the humeral head, or the “ball” into the glenoid (socket). It also...
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