by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC The scapula, or shoulder blade is an integral part of the entire shoulder complex serving as the foundation for properly functioning shoulders. Often times, dysfunctions can occur with shoulder blade movement that can be related to...
Abdominal Trunk Muscle Weakness and its Association with Chronic Low Back Pain and Risk of Falling in Older Women
by Bridget Collier, PT, DPT Chronic low back pain is extremely prevalent in the United States, especially in the adult population. It has been estimated that 80% of adults have experienced at least one occurrence of low back pain in their lifetime. One of the risk...
Exercises to Help Improve Weight Acceptance and Standing Tolerance on the Lower Extremity Following Injury or Surgical Procedure
by Tyler Tice PT, DPT, ATC Following an injury or surgical procedure to the hip, knee, or ankle it is often painful and difficult to put weight through the affected leg. Often times, we avoid putting weight through the affected leg due to a large amount of pain and...
by Joseph Holmes, PT, DPT, OCS, CDN, FNCP INTRODUCTION Trigger point dry needling (TDN) has become an increasingly common way to address the pain and dysfunction that comes from muscle pain. Myofascial trigger points are excessively irritable points in skeletal muscle...
by Tyler Tice, PT, DPT, MS, ATC Article Review: The First 6 Weeks of Recovery After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty With Fast Track; a diary study of 94 patients Background: Fast track protocols have been introduced to help speed up the recovery after total hip...
by Margaret Blount, SPT Introduction to Neck Pain and Cervicogenic Headache Neck pain is a complex and multifaceted issue. A collection of leading physical therapists gathered in 2017 to better define the diagnostic criteria and best treatments for neck pain,...
by Bridget Collier, PT, DPT Many individuals suffer from impaired quality of sleep after undergoing a TKA. There have been multiple studies done in the past that confirm poor sleep quality effects the outcomes of a patient’s rehabilitation including a reduced pain...
by Bridget Collier PT, DPT Introduction Up to 100,000 fractures do not heal properly each year; either through nonunion, delayed union, or symptomatic pseudarthrosis. These instances may cause complications such as additional surgeries, pain, prolonged immobilization,...
The Efficacy of Mirror Therapy in Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis: A Randomized, Prospective, Controlled Study
by Logan Swisher, PT, DPT Introduction Adhesive Capsulitis also known as “frozen shoulder” is a painful condition characterized by gradual limitation of active and passive joint movements as a result of progressive fibrosis and excessive contracture of the...
Diabetes Mellitus Blunts the Symptoms, Physical Function, and Health-Related Quality of Life Benefits of Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis of Data From More Than 17,000 Patients
by Joe Holmes PT, DPT, CDN, FNCP Introduction Diabetes has become one of the leading causes of disability and loss of function in the United States. The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM 2) is approximately 50% both diagnosed and un-diagnosed (1). Diabetes costs the...
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