3 Tips to help with joint and back pain during the colder temperatures.
3 Tips to help with joint and back pain during the colder temperatures.
A new device is FDA-approved to help with nerve damage in the feet related to Diabetes. Patients actually felt better, but also saw improvements in their neurological symptoms.
It can be frustrating and confusing to doctors and patients to figure out if pain is coming from the neck or shoulder. Learn some tips that can make it easier.
There are many possible causes of outer thigh pain, which can range in severity from a mild, dull ache to intense pain. The treatment options will depend on the cause, but they might include pain medications and physical therapy.
Weak hip flexors can cause the surrounding muscles to overcompensate, which can cause pain and difficulty walking. Treatment for weak hip flexors includes physical therapy and exercises.
A study performed by the eHealth Lab, a research group affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's eHealth Center,...
Driven by progress in its collaboration with United Therapeutics in developing 3D printing systems for solid-organ scaffolds, 3D Systems intends to further develop and commercialize solutions in the regenerative medicine field.
The Exercise Pill: How Exercise Keeps Your Brain Healthy And Protects It Against Depression And Anxiety
Dynamic stretches are movements performed at a slower pace than most workouts. People tend to do dynamic stretches to warm up their muscles and prepare for exercise.
Stroke survivors who completed a cardiac rehabilitation program focused on aerobic exercise, currently not prescribed to stroke survivors, significantly improved their ability to transition from sitting to standing,...
A multimodal pain regimen (MMPR) designed to minimize opioid exposure and relieve acute pain associated with traumatic injury kept patient self-reported pain scores low while also reducing the daily and total amount of opioid drugs given to trauma...
Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients' own brains.
Chronic lower back pain can make the most routine tasks difficult. But a new study suggests patients can learn new, practical and less painful ways to move through individualized "motor skills training," or MST.
Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise decreased.
Strength training before a scheduled operation ("prehabilitation") helps counteract muscle wasting during bed rest after a procedure. But it needs to be a long-term, targeted exercise program to be effective, according to the new report.
Strenuous exercise can tear the meniscus, a layer of cartilage in the knee — and certain gentle exercises may help with recovery.
Transcription factors (proteins that control gene expression) can be used in simple "recipes" to easily convert stem cells into hundreds of different cells and tissues, according to a new study published in Nature Biotechnology on November 30.
While most people make a full recovery from COVID-19, some can develop complications. COVID-19 rehabilitation focuses on helping people regain their physical and cognitive abilities after the illness.
In a collection of articles published in NeuroRehabilitation, experts describe the latest advancements in neurogenic classification and pain management and treatment of these disorders.
Remote or virtual cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs are effective alternatives to on-site programs, according to two studies presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2020, held virtually from Nov. 13 to 17.
One of the ways cells in developing organisms keep track of where they are and what they are supposed to be doing is through a type of chemical signal called a morphogen.
Regular training enhances your strength, but recovery is equally important. Elastic bandages and compression garments are widely used in sports to facilitate recovery and prevent injuries.
Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of one of the tendons in the back of the foot. It can cause pain that radiates from the ankle to the outside of the foot.
If you have back pain, it’s best to follow up with your healthcare provider to determine what’s causing it. This can help you find the safest, most effective treatment option.
Dry needling is a therapeutic procedure used to relieve pain, improve joint range of motion, and address neuromuscular conditions, such as nerve issues that cause muscular pain and weakness.
In some people, MS can be aggressive and advance quickly. In other people, it can be mild and progress at a much slower pace, with long periods of inactivity.
If you have osteoarthritis of the knees, exercise should and can still be a part of your lifestyle. The key is to know the right exercises and the right way to do them.
Researchers have identified a pattern of longer-term symptoms likely to be experienced by people who were hospitalized with the COVID-19 infection.
A Canadian doctor is recruiting patients for a "first of its kind" stem cell research project for osteoarthritis. The Phase II study could further advance the use of regenerative medicine in treating osteoarthritis,...
A new molecular imaging approach utilizing 18F-FDG positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can precisely identify the location of pain generators in chronic pain sufferers...
If you have been referred to physical therapy after an injury or an illness, then you may have questions about what will happen. Most people visit a physical therapist because they are experiencing pain or difficulty with normal functional mobility.
Through early intervention and mobilizing patients sooner, we can help prevent the secondary complications of bed rest and immobility — and also help plan holistically which functional improvements to look for and what level of care would be best suited...
Memory loss is a common symptom of stroke, but there are things you can do to help get your memory back. Just like exercising your muscles can help improve mobility after a stroke, giving your brain a workout is a significant part of recovery.
In a recent paper for the journal Physiotherapy, Landry and his co-authors share their conviction that "survival from an infectious disease is only the first step,"...
Physical therapy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) involves improving hip range of motion (ROM) and strength, decreasing pain, and improving overall functional mobility. If you have FAI, your physical therapist can guide you in the correct rehab...
f you have had microfracture surgery on your knee, you may benefit from physical therapy to help you fully recover. The foundation of your rehab after knee microfracture surgery should be exercise.
New European figures show that even in Europe increasingly more people are taking opioids for pain connected with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
If you find daily tasks difficult to do because you suffer from stiffness, swelling, or pain in your hands, the right exercises can help get you back in motion.
The purpose of pelvic floor physical therapy is to manipulate the pelvic muscles and help them return to normal function. According to the International Society for Sexual Medicine,...
Only one-fourth of Medicare beneficiaries eligible for cardiac rehabilitation after a qualifying CV event underwent it, according to research published in Circulation.
Bone Therapeutics Receives Clinical Trial Application (Cta) Approval For Next Clinical Studies Of Its Two Lead Candidates
Clinical neuropsychology and psychology have evolved as diagnostic and treatment-oriented disciplines necessary for individuals with neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions.
Virtual reality video games, activity monitors, and handheld computer devices can help people stand as well as walk, the largest trial worldwide into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found
Successfully treating gout involves a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. Maintaining those changes over time can help keep gout at bay
Scientists have discovered a new subtype of muscle stem cells. These cells have the ability to build and regenerate new muscles, making them interesting targets for the development of gene therapies.
Functional mobility describes a person's ability to move around in his or her environment. Examples include walking, scooting along a bed, and rising from a chair.
If you're not taking regular breaks to move around during your workday, your muscles may rebel after being scrunched in your desk chair hour after hour.
The current market for stem cell therapies is growing at 36% per year and will rapidly expand when a breakthrough treatment for non-communicable disease or a lifestyle factor occurs.
A new study has shown that patients who first saw a physical therapist or chiropractor for lower back pain were much less likely to be prescribed opioids.
If you have pain in your upper arm or shoulder, you may have irritated your biceps tendon, a condition known as biceps tendonitis. The pain may limit your shoulder motion and make performing normal work and recreational tasks difficult or impossible.
Researchers assessed the ability of older adults with advanced dementia to participate in non-pharmacological interventions and compared chair yoga with chair-based exercise and music therapy.
If you have ruptured or torn your pectoralis major muscle in your chest, you may benefit from physical therapy (PT) to help you recover. You may experience pain, limited shoulder motion, and difficulty using your arm normally.
Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids, according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 annual meeting.
For the rising number of cancer survivors worldwide, there's growing evidence that exercise is an important part of recovery. But how much, and what type of exercise, is needed?.
Every year, approximately 17,000 new cases of spinal cord injury are reported in the United States. Recovering from an SCI can take a huge mental, emotional and physical toll on patients, but animal-assisted therapy may play an integral role in easing...
Angels outfielder Justin Upton traveled back to Anaheim on Thursday to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection, according to manager Brad Ausmus.
Could soaking in hot water followed by light exercise work as well on peripheral artery disease (PAD) as a longer bout of exercise does
According to a preliminary trial, massaging the connective tissue surrounding the diaphragm could significantly reduce acid reflux for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease.
If your hair has been thinning, an infusion of your body's own plasma may help grow it back, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36%, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial.
Targeted exercises and stretches can alleviate tight hips, a problem that occurs when tension builds up in the hip flexors and other muscles around the hips.
If you live with chronic pain and don’t want to get addicted to painkillers, you may be wondering what pain management and regenerative medicine treatments are.Chronic pain can significantly hamper your lifestyle making it almost impossible to remain...
Virtual Reality technology could become an efficient tool for older people with balance problems or for rehabilitation following injuries or illness that affect balance and movement. In a new study, researchers have studied how the human balance system...
MCL injuries often happen during contact sports. Direct contact to the outside of the knee during a collision can push the knee sideways. This puts a lot of pressure on the MCL, which can tear. Contracting the muscle while running and turning can also...
Osteoarthritis is a disease that can cause serious discomfort in the joints, which affects 15% of the World population and costs more than 4,900 million each year.
In August 2018, Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., signed into law a bill that would allow patients in Illinois to seek out the services of a physical therapist without a referral from a physician or orthopedic surgeon.
Physical Therapy On Postoperative Day Zero Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized, Controlled Trial Of 394 Patients
Patients taking the most common form of antidepressant who are given the most widely prescribed opioid experience less pain relie
If the supply of prescription painkillers stops declining and there are other setbacks, researchers predict that yearly opioid overdose deaths
The journey of muscle rehabilitation can be long and arduous, and requires strong perseverance from the patient. Now, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS)...
While oral appliances such as splints and bite guards are the most common treatment for facial pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMD), patients rate them as less helpful than self-care treatments,...
Researchers have demonstrated that physical coordination is more beneficial in larger groups.
Home-based telerehabilitation is just as effective as clinic-based therapy at restoring arm function among stroke survivors, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2019.
Researchers have proposed a way to mitigate risk for football and soccer players and others at risk of concussion: Protect your head with neck-strengthening exercises in the pre-season.
A rake-like device that sweeps up cells could give new life to arthritic knees. It collects stem cells — which can form new tissue — from the joint lining, then brushes them into blood clots to help the knee heal itself.
Regenerative medicine is a fairly new area of medicine that focuses on repairing diseased or damaged tissue by creating new, healthier living tissue through the stimulation of your body’s own natural healing power.
Osteoporosis is a systemic skeletal disease associated with reduced bone strong point that results in raised fracture risk, with decreased bone strength, leading to reduced bone mineral density and poor bone quality.
The hamstrings are very susceptible to injury, and people who participate in sports that involve running or sprinting are prone to developing tightness or injury in these muscles.
October is National Physical Therapy Month which is an opportunity for physical therapists to promote awareness of the benefits of physical therapy in our local communities and nationwide.