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A recently published study finds that neuromuscular patients who received physical therapy treatment immediately at an urgent care center underwent fewer tests and procedures, and therefore had significantly lower healthcare costs, compared to patients who were referred to physical therapists for a separate visit.
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According to results from a national survey released by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, most women are not aware of the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to sustaining a stroke.
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Researchers are using computer simulation models and 3D x-ray imaging to study the mechanical problems behind the degeneration of vertebral joints, to more accurately identify the source of pain in the lower back, and to recommend appropriate therapies.
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MedRisk has created a new functional capacity evaluation (FCE) program designed to give claims professionals more decision-making tools and to improve patient care.
An Oregon State University study indicates that injury prevention programs are not being widely used in high schools.
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Study results show initial promise for a treatment that might interrupt the process linking traumatic brain injury (TBI) to the development of a progressive degenerative brain disease, researchers say.
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The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) reports that its researchers are collaborating with other national institutions to design a new therapeutic tool for motor rehabilitation for children.
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Individuals with osteoporosis have a 1.76-fold higher risk of developing sudden deafness than those who do not have osteoporosis, a recent study says.
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A Canadian study has reportedly revealed the key role in pain processing of a gene linked to a rare disease; the finding may help pave the way for an improved understanding of chronic pain conditions.
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Calling all PTs! Did you take our newest online survey on capital expenditures? There’s still time.
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According to a news release from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), new research centered on how tendons age indicates that the material between tendon fibre bundles stiffen as it gets older.
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A recent research paper reportedly confirms earlier findings that indicate a procedure, known as endovascular therapy (ET), for ischemic stroke can serve as an effective treatment option for many patients by reducing the incidents of disability.
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A news story from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) website reports on the US Senate’s recent vote to approve a bill intended to repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) and move toward payment systems based on quality.
In a recent news release, ProRehab Louisville announced its partnership with locally owned Apex Physical Therapy.
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Physical Therapy Products has launched a short online survey to assess current trends and purchasing goals for 2015 capital expenditures.
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A new treadmill has been developed and is built to automatically change speed to match the pace of the runner.
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New study results suggest that dancing the Argentine tango may offer potential benefits for individuals at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
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In a recent news release, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI).
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Researchers at Georgia State University report that blending mental practice with physical therapy can be an effective treatment for individuals recovering from stroke.
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The Gray Institute has announced its launch of a new interactive online learning experience on its website at www.grayinstitute.com, designed to provide professionals with 24/7 access to educational videos, articles, products, and more.