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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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Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain

Diagnosis and Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Joint Clinical Practice Guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society. What's New? What's Different? By: Paul Shekelle, MD, PhD   In October of last year (2007),…
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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,…
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Hip Pain?

Hip Strains The large bones that make up the hip joint also serve as anchors for several muscles. Some of these muscles move down the thigh to the knee.Other muscles move across the abdomen or the buttocks. When overuse or injury stretches or…
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Current research recommendations on Neck Pain

Test Recommendation(s) X-ray X-ray for acute cervicothoracic pain with red flags for fracture or serious systemic illness, subacute cervicothoracic pain that is not improving, or chronic cervicothoracic pain – Recommended, Insufficient…
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Evidence Based Treatment Plan for Back Pain

Core Treatment Plan Recommendations: This is what the most up to date research tells us. •Clinicians should educate patients as an adjunct to other treatment. No standardized form of education is suggested [Strong Recommendation, Moderate…
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Ten Ways New Mom's (and Dad's) Can Help Reduce the Risk of Injury and Back Pain

Preventing Back Pain: Tips for New Moms (and Dads) Complaints of back pain by pregnant women are common. Usually, the pain diminishes within two weeks after delivery. But back pain may return as you begin lifting and carrying the infant on…
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Massage Therapy styles and health benefits

Massage has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, if you need or want a massage, you can choose from among 80 massage therapy styles with a wide variety of pressures, movements, and techniques. These all involve pressing, rubbing, or…
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Prevent Running Injuries

Tips to Prevent Running Injuries By taking a few precautions and planning, you can prevent many common running injuries. Here are some tips for preventing injuries.   Listen to your body: Don't ignore pain. A little soreness is OK. But…