Manual Therapy vs Therapeutic Exercise in Non-Specific Chronic Neck Pain
Reviewed by Mark Boyland PT, DPT, CSCSThis study sought to explore the effect times of manual therapy alone vs therapeutic exercise alone as well as to break down and compare the effects of these two interventions in the short and mid term.The authors compared visual...
Effectiveness of progressive tendon-loading exercise therapy in patients with patellar tendinopathy: a randomized clinical trial
Article Review: by Kira Zarzuela, SPT, Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, OCSBackground:Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is a common chronic tendon injury that not only effects a high percentage of the athletic population, but also a number of people that participate in physically...
Isometric exercise induces analgesia and reduces inhibition in patellar tendinopathy
Article Review: by Kira Zarzuela, SPT, Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, OCSBackground:Eccentric exercise is the most commonly prescribed exercise for the treatment of tendinopathy, however, is often too painful to complete. In the competitive season, athletes are less likely to...
Mariano Rocabado’s Approach to Tempormandibular Joint Evaluation and Treatment
by John Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT The material for this article consists of a compilation of the evaluation and treatment techniques learned from Mariano Rocabado, PT, DPT while attending Basic Cranio-Facial (CF1), Intermediate Cranio-Facial (CF2) and Advanced...
Orthopaedic Treatment for Benign Calf Amyotrophy
by Ray Moore, PT, DPT, OCSThe purpose of this capstone project was to describe the case of a patient who presented to the clinic with an uncommon motor neuron disease including the treatment plan and discussion of orthopaedic manual therapy principles. Benign calf...
Plantar Fasciitis: Stretching vs Strengthening and Stretching only a 2-study comparison
Reviewed by Mark Boyland PT, DPT, CSCSPlantar fasciitis is a common diagnosis with symptoms including pain at the heel, difficulty walking, and increased foot pain usually for the first few steps in the morning or when walking after a period of immobility. While...
Can Exercise be an Effective Treatment for Concussions?
by Sean Phillips, PT, DPT, OCSSports-related concussion (SRC) is a very common sports injury in America and can affect people of all ages. Concussions are a physiological event in which the brain and head are rapidly moved, typically as a result of a hit or sudden...
A Proposed Return-to-Sport Program for Patients With Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy: Rationale and Implementation
Article summarized by: Evan Peterson PT, DPTAchilles injuries, more specifically tendinopathies, are one of the most common injuries seen by physical therapists. Achilles Tendinopathy is an overuse injury which typically causes pain at the insertion of the tendon near...
Gut Check on holistic treatment of Parkinson’s
Summarized by Mark Boyland PT,DPT, CSCS This was an interesting perspective paper due to the implications it has on how we can potentially test for Parkinson’s earlier and opens up avenues for treatment methods in a holistic style incorporating diet and nutrition in...
2022 Bern Consensus Statement on Shoulder Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Return to Sport for Athletes at All Participation Levels
Article Reviewed by: Evan Peterson PT, DPT “Return to sport” (RTS) has been a topic of discussion throughout the physical therapy community and has been researched for a variety of sports related injuries. One of the most common injuries looked at is ACL...
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