July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, offering a unique opportunity to educate and inform physical therapists about the various forms of juvenile arthritis and how to offer relief to your young patients.
New research confirms exercise is helpful in preventing cartilage damage caused by arthritis and is a beneficial treatment for arthritis management.
Virtual reality in healthcare for the treatment of patients after a stroke is a new recovery approach physical therapists can use.
By Robin Farmer Rowena delos Santos used her expertise as a physical therapist to help thousands of patients move and function better. But memories of a successful career and rich life are fading. Rowena, 52, was diagnosed in April 2014 with corticobasal degeneration/corticobasal dementia, a rare progressive neurological disease without [...]
Patients seeking relief from lumbar spinal stenosis — a common chronic back problem — felt the same improvement at the two-year mark whether they had physical therapy or surgery, a recent study found. LSS commonly occurs in adults ages 60 and older, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [...]
Mark Landers has one goal in mind this year — to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. A new physical therapy technology is bringing him closer to achieving that goal. Dubbed Safe Gait, the device features a ceiling-mounted rail and harness system that allows patients full movement [...]
When Naveen Khan injured her back and needed three years of physical therapy, she wasn’t a very compliant patient. The exercises were easy to forget because she had only written or oral instructions, counting during each exercise became tedious, and she didn’t have reminders to alert her to start her [...]
Jacquie Welkener, MSPT, PT, has seen her business go to the dogs, and she could not be happier. Welkener has practiced physical therapy for 25 years on human clients for SSM Health Care in the St. Louis area. Now, she is full-time physical therapist with animal clients near St. Louis. [...]
A dislocated finger in junior high helped inspire Michael Ormonde to pursue a career in physical therapy. “The attention and care my physical therapist gave me was outstanding,” said Ormonde, who also was exposed to the profession when his father underwent back surgery and his mother had both knees replaced. [...]
Editor’s note: This post is brought to you by Lakeland Regional Health. Previously on TodayinPT.com, members of the rehab staff at Lakeland Regional Health in Lakeland, Fla., introduced the unique concept of The Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine. Set to open in August 2015, the Bannasch Institute is just one [...]