by Elizabeth Kwon, SPT Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a genetically inherited connective tissue disorder that can result in joint hypermobility, skin extensibility, and tissue fragility. As a result, many patients with EDS experience chronic pain related to joint...
by Elizabeth Kwon, SPT The triathlon race is unique in that it combines running, swimming, and cycling requiring high amounts of endurance and strength. As the sport grows in popularity and relevance, studies have continued to ask how do best improve the performance...
by Elizabeth Kwon, SPT Among older adults, distal radius fractures (DRF) are a common injury usually sustained after falling on an outstretched hand. Past studies have shown that adults with low bone mineral density, associated with malnutrition, are at a higher risk...
By Elizabeth Kwon, SPT Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a prospective intervention for treating osteoarthritis for the potential of cartilage tissue repair and regenerative ability. MSC therapies primarily work by reducing inflammatory cell properties, expressing...
Vitamin D deficiency adversely affects early post operative functional outcomes after total knee arthroplasty
by Sarah Voelkel Feierstein PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Introduction: There is increasing evidence of the importance of adequate Vitamin D levels on muscle function and performance. Vitamin D is essential for calcium homeostasis and bone turnover which are essential following...
By Stephanie Beatty, SPT What is a cervicogenic headache? At some point in their lives, ~96% of people will experience headaches. The cause of headaches may be unknown, due to another condition, or due to referred pain from an adjacent area of the body such as the...
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Role of Nutrition Supplements on the Recovery from Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement Surgeries
by Tyler Tice PT, DPT, ATC Nutrition is a major part of health and nutritional habits can influence outcomes for people after surgery, especially in older adults. Two of the more popular orthopedic surgeries that older adults receive are hip replacements and knee...
by Joseph Holmes, PT, DPT, CDN, FNCP Introduction Meniscus. It’s a strange word, right? Many people are not aware that the meniscus is the protective covering over the lower leg (tibia) which forms cushion and support for the knee (20 from CPG). There are many...
by Elizabeth Kwon, SPT There are a variety of recovery methods used to enhance the performance of athletes; however, the specific techniques and dosage are debated among various individual sports and athletes. Volleyball is an intermittent sport requiring bursts of...
By Joseph Holmes, PT, DPT, CDN, FNCP Adhesive capsulitis, more commonly known as frozen shoulder, is a debilitating and rapidly developing impairment of the shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis is defined as having a painful shoulder with pain present vaguely throughout the...
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