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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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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.
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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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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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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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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Researchers at Georgia State University report that blending mental practice with physical therapy can be an effective treatment for individuals recovering from stroke.
Research from the University of Waterloo indicates that restricting the number of innings young Major League Baseball (MLB) pitchers throw may not prevent injuries.
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A new study suggests that patients undergoing surgery to repair and rebuild an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, exhibited significant improvement in physical function at 2 years, which continued for at least 6 years post-surgery.
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New research centers on the sound waves produced by the collision of football helmets, with the aim to better understand the forces involved in the collisions.
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Results from the Healthy For Life project, a collaboration between the MedUni Vienna, Wiener Hilfswerk and Sportunion Österreich, indicate regular strength training is particularly beneficial for increasing hand strength in older adults.
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UC Irvine School of Medicine researchers say a pouchlike structure inside the heart’s left atrial chamber found in some individuals may help explain strokes that otherwise have no identifiable cause.
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Using special MRI Imaging, Northwestern Medicine scientists have reportedly pinpointed, within the first 1 to 2 weeks of whiplash injury, which patients will go on to develop chronic pain, disability, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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Two new studies at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) indicate that bariatric surgery prior to joint replacement serves as a cost-effective option to improve outcomes following hip or knee replacement.
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According to research from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark and sites with similar air pollution levels, the benefits of exercise may outweigh the harmful effects of air pollution, in relation to the risk of premature mortality.
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Study results suggest women with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA) may face a higher risk of early death.
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Recent research indicates that pitching speed, a player’s height, and pitching for multiple teams may correlate with a history of shoulder and elbow injuries.