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Osteoarthritis: The benefits of a Walking Program

OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA) is the most common joint disorder, often affecting the knees and hips.1 Symptoms include pain, temporary stiffness, crepitus, swelling, fatigue, and movement limitation. OA is rarely present before the age of 40.1 Incidence…
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Knee Pain: Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (What do we know)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome The source of patellofemoral pain (PFP) is believed to be multifactorial. The obvious factors are those that can be defined as having a direct pathway to pain (eg, ligament tears, arthritis, acute trauma, bone bruise,…
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Management of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis.

Ann Rheum Dis 2013;72:1125-1135 doi:10.1136/annrheumdis-2012-202745 Recommendation EULAR recommendations for the non-pharmacological core management of hip and knee osteoarthritis Linda Fernandes1, Kåre B Hagen1, Johannes W J Bijlsma2, Oyvor…
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Knee Ligament Tear (ACL)

The Dutch Orthopaedic Association has a long tradition of development of practical clinical guidelines. Here we present the recommendations from the multidisciplinary clinical guideline working group for anterior cruciate ligament injury. The…
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Physiotherapy for Back Pain recommendations

Physiotherapy for Back Pain recommendations: Delitto A, George SZ, Van Dillen LR, Whitman JM, Sowa G, Shekelle P, Denninger TR. Low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Apr;42(4):A1-A57. [327 references] PubMed Levels of evidence (I–V)…
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Chronic Pain resources

Recommendations for Chronic Pain Source: Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI). Assessment and management of chronic pain. Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI); 2011 Nov. 112 p.  [152 references] Note:…
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Knee Pain Recommendations

Recommendations Bibliographic Source(s) Logerstedt DS, Snyder-Mackler L, Ritter RC, Axe MJ, Godges JJ, Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapist Association. Knee stability and movement coordination impairments: knee ligament…
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Hip Pain Recommendations

Hip Pain Recommendations Objectives: To describe evidence-based physical therapy practice including diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, and assessment of outcome for musculoskeletal disorders commonly managed by orthopaedic physical therapists To…
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Prevent Sports Injury for Kids

Major Recommendations Injury Surveillance Research should be devoted to improved understanding of the prevalence, incidence, and economic cost of overuse injuries among pediatric athletes in the United States and should focus on prevention…
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Tune up to Run and Walk well

  Foot: Mechanics: Heel to toe, dissipate stress, push off big toe. Common Injury: Plantar Fasciitis Goal: Support Arch, Wear supportive footwear, soft surface running, stretch. Exercise: Toe curls.   Ankle: Mechanics: Up/down movement,…