Baptist Health to create 230 jobs at new facility in Broward
The outpatient center will offer primary care, diagnostic imaging, urgent care, multispecialty surgery, medical oncology, physical therapy and a spine care clinic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Largest physical therapy facilities in the Wichita area
Source: Facility representatives. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physician group to open second medical facility in metro area
A new medical facility is taking 17,256 square feet in Hoover. OrthoAlabama Spine& Sports expects its new location at 118 Mars Hill Road will be complete by next spring, according to a news release. Birmingham-based architect TurnerBatson and general contractor JohnsonKreis are working on the project, which will include administrative offices, examination rooms, diagnostic equipment, and a physical therapy and rehabilitation suite. OrthoAlabama’s first location opened in Trussville in 201 5.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Staff Source Type: news

1 In 3 Children Suffer From Back Pain, New Study Finds
BOSTON (CBS) – Back pain is a common complaint among middle-aged adults, but not something you expect to hear from your child. Yet a new survey finds that one in three kids between the ages of 10 and 18 reported backaches in the past year. In part, because our kids are getting heavier. Kids who reported back pain tended to weigh more and had higher body mass index (BMI).  But there are other factors that may play a role. Participation in competitive sports was strongly linked to back pain, more commonly in JV and varsity athletes than younger or recreational players. Kids who use one strap to carry their backpac...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Back Pain Dr. Mallika Marshall HealthWatch Source Type: news

Reflexion Health ’s virtual rehab assistant posts similar results to traditional therapy
Reflexion Health’s VERA telemedicine rehabilitation platform shown at patient home (Image from Reflexion Health) Separate studies have found that Reflexion Health’s virtual exercise rehabilitation assistant (VERA) was as safe and effective as traditional physical therapy while saving $2,745 per patient in a bundled-payment setting, the company announced. Reflexion designed VERA as a digital therapy platform that integrates several components for a comprehensive, home-based rehabilitation experience without the need for patients to apply or wear any sensors or monitoring devices. Get the full story on our s...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Clinical Trials Featured News Well Orthopedics AAOS reflexion-health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Prevent ACL Tears
-- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are nightmares for athletes. Depending on the severity of the tear, patients can expect surgery followed by more than a year of physical therapy. Most commonly, ACL tears are the result of sudden twisting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A Home-Based Older Person Upstreaming Prevention Physical Therapy (HOP-UP-PT) program utilizing community partnership referrals - Wilson CM, Arena SK, Adcock K, Colling D.
Traditional home healthcare reimbursement models emphasize intervention after a medical or functional issue occurs, and there is little evidence of preventative home-based physical therapy services for those at highest risk of becoming homebound due to ill... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Triad physical therapy business expands into collective
Lorraine Kingham, a physical therapist, has opened up her business to four other wellness practitioners to form the Compassionate Healing Collaborative in downtown Greensboro. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Digital physical therapy tool improved knee patients' recovery
Two papers from Sword Health's researchers suggest the company's Digital Therapist platform is well received and more effective than standard rehabilitation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is a TFCC tear?
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a network of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the wrist. Injuries to this structure are called TFCC tears, and they can cause pain, swelling, and limited movement in the wrist. Treatment options include splints or casts, physical therapy, and surgery. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Bones / Orthopedics Source Type: news

Mental AND physical exercise found to be beneficial for neurodegenerative disease sufferers, even in late stages of illness
(Natural News) Almost everyone knows what it feels like to trip and fall. Falling is painful and damaging, especially to individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. Medical experts suggest motor rehabilitation, but this has been seen to be ineffective. Fortunately, a new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) sheds light on how physical therapy, combined with virtual reality, lowers the incidence... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Timothy Roe's passion for rehabilitative care
"An issue with being in Hawaii though, is the difficulty with getting good workers in the health care profession. We lack the educational programs that other states have, like doctor of physical therapy programs and doctor of occupational therapy programs." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: James Charisma Source Type: news

Dr. Timothy Roe's passion for rehabilitative care
"An issue with being in Hawaii though, is the difficulty with getting good workers in the health care profession. We lack the educational programs that other states have, like doctor of physical therapy programs and doctor of occupational therapy programs." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Charisma Source Type: news

Former classmate's suggestion leads ARC Physical Therapy+ to launch cancer center
ARC Physical Therapy+ will introduce a new line of services to promote function and quality of life during and after cancer treatment with a new Cancer Rehab Center of Excellence. "We're constantly looking for opportunities to diversify our services and as we listened to the marketplace, we found this was a unique, specialty service to add to the Kansas City region," ARC Chief Marketing Officer Brian Stewart said Friday. Mary Calys, the center's director, has spent the las t 13 years as the founder… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Former classmate's suggestion leads ARC Physical Therapy+ to launch cancer center
ARC Physical Therapy+ will introduce a new line of services to promote function and quality of life during and after cancer treatment with a new Cancer Rehab Center of Excellence. "We're constantly looking for opportunities to diversify our services and as we listened to the marketplace, we found this was a unique, specialty service to add to the Kansas City region," ARC Chief Marketing Officer Brian Stewart said Friday. Mary Calys, the center's director, has spent the las t 13 years as the founder… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Patient Attitude Tied to Physical Therapy Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 -- Patient expectation and pain self-efficacy are associated with clinical outcomes among patients undergoing physical therapy for shoulder pain, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in the British Journal of Sports... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bucks County medical device company launches second knee pain treatment
Bucks County medical device developer OrthogenRx this week launched its latest product to treat osteoarthritis knee pain. The product, called TriVisc, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for knee pain patients who have failed to get adequate relief from simple painkillers or from exercise and physical therapy.  TriVisc is a solution of highly purified hyaluronic acid that helps supplement the viscous pr operties of the fluid in the knee joint. It is administered by a health care professional… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Digital physical therapy company Kaia Health lands $10M in Series A funding
The company plans to use the money to expand its reach in the US, including a expanding to a  New York office and more clinical studies.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Virtual reality therapy for rehabilitation of balance in the elderly: a systematic review and META-analysis - de Amorim JSC, Leite RC, Brizola R, Yonamine CY.
The objective of this review was to summarize the effects of physical therapy intervent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Checkup: Helping Children Conquer Chronic Pain
There is strong evidence for using psychological treatment for chronic pain, but that does not mean the pain isn ’ t real. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Pain Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Parenting Therapy and Rehabilitation Nerves and Nervous System Physical Therapy Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Physical therapy vs. opioids: Which is the road best taken?
The 16th century philosopher Francis Bacon once observed that on many occasions, “the remedy is worse than the disease.” And this would seem to be the case, at least when it comes to prescribing narcotics to treat injuries, only to discover that the “cure” has surpassed the pain it was supposed to treat and becomes a major problem unto itself. In response to a growing o pioid epidemic, the CDC released opioid prescription guidelines in March 2016. The CDC recognizes that prescription opioids… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 18, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Shawn Cray Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Physical therapy before surgery to repair torn ACL
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?Is it necessary to have physical therapy before surgery for a torn ACL? How much physical therapy usually is needed after the surgery? ANSWER:?Strictly speaking, physical therapy is not required before you have surgery to repair a torn ACL. But studies have shown that it can be beneficial. Physical therapy after surgery is [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Athletes should build neck strength to avoid concussions, Rutgers researchers recommend
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers have proposed a solution for athletes at higher risk for sports-related concussions, such as football and soccer: Protect your head with neck-strengthening exercises in the pre-season.A paper by researchers at the Rutgers School of Health Professions, published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, examines previous studies on the role that the neck's strength, size and posture play in reducing concussion risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

"Stay balanced" - effectiveness of evidence-based balance training for older adults transferred into a physical therapy primary care setting - a pilot study - Palmgren A, St åhle A, Skavberg Roaldsen K, Dohrn IM, Halvarsson A.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of the Stay Balanced program when this is transferred into a clinical setting regarding balance, gait speed, leg muscle strength, concerns about falling, and physical activity. METHOD: Implementation pilot study wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Can Keep Sports Injuries at Bay
SUNDAY, Jan. 6, 2019 -- Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says. This approach, called proactive physical therapy, can help correct imbalances in amateur and professional athletes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Federal Task Force Highlights Ways to Limit Opioid Exposure Federal Task Force Highlights Ways to Limit Opioid Exposure
A draft report urges a look at how reimbursement policies limit access to less addictive pain treatments. It also encourages a review of the potential benefits of physical therapies and meditation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Early Physical Therapy May Curb Long-term Opioid Use for Musculoskeletal Pain Early Physical Therapy May Curb Long-term Opioid Use for Musculoskeletal Pain
Receiving at least one physical therapy session within three months of a diagnosis of knee, shoulder, neck or low back pain is associated with less long-term opioid use, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 28, 2018 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes
Title: Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain StrikesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - December 17, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Bad back? Ayurvedic massage can reduce chronic lower back pain
(Natural News) Many people try massage for relaxation and pain relief. In Ayurveda, massage and physical therapy have often been used to treat patients with chronic pain syndromes and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. A study published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that Ayurvedic massage is also a safe and effective... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early PT Linked to Less Opioid Use in Musculoskeletal Pain
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- For patients with musculoskeletal pain, early physical therapy is associated with reduced subsequent opioid use, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in JAMA Network Open. Eric Sun, M.D., Ph.D., from the Stanford... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PT For Joint Pain Can Help You Avoid Opioids
A study,of nearly 89,000 U.S. patients found that people given physical therapy for their pain were 7 percent to 16 percent less likely to fill a prescription for an opioid. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Opioids When Joint Pain Strikes
FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 -- People who get prompt physical therapy for pain in the knee, shoulder or lower back may have less need for opioid painkillers, new research suggests. The study, of nearly 89,000 U.S. patients, found that people given... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is early physical therapy associated with less opioid use in patients with musculoskeletal pain?
(JAMA Network) The use of early physical therapy in a study of nearly 89,000   US adults with musculoskeletal pain of the shoulder, neck, knee and low back was associated with a lower likelihood of subsequent opioid use in an analysis of health insurance claims from 2007 to 2015. For patients who did use opioids, early physical therapy was associated with reduced opioid use for shoulder, knee and low back pain but not neck pain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes a lateral collateral ligament sprain?
A lateral collateral ligament (LCL) sprain occurs when there is a tear in the ligaments on the outside of the knee. Causes include sports injuries and accidents. Symptoms include pain, swelling, and weakness. Treatment involves rest, medications, and possibly physical therapy. Learn more about LCL sprains here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Louisville company buys out Baptist Healthcare stake in medical facility
The ownership of a physical therapy clinic and athletic training facility in Blankenbaker Station has changed hands for the second time in as many years. Louisville-based Personal Fitness& Rehabilitation LLC has bought out Baptist Healthcare System Inc.'s 54 percent stake in the facility, called Baptist Health Performance Training, at 12101 Sycamore Station Place. Terms were not disclosed. Baptist Healthcare, a statewide hospital and health care provider based in Louisville, bought out a previous… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Risk Management for a Resident Who Won ’t Follow Medical Advice
Mrs. H and her husband are residents at a skilled nursing facility. They are elderly and have extensive gait instability, but are cognitively intact. Mr. H is rehabilitating after a compression fracture of the thoracic spine. They are both receiving physical therapy and occupational therapy. After rehab, Mr. H is discharged home to the community to live with his adult children, but his wife must remain in the SNF. Every day after his discharge, Mr. H visits his wife and wants to walk with her in the hallways like they used to do when they both resided at the SNF together. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - December 1, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: William C. Wilson Tags: LEGAL ISSUES Source Type: news

Norflex (Orphenadrine Injection) - updated on RxList
Norflex (orphenadrine citrate) is a muscle relaxant used to treat muscle spasms/pain. Norflex is usually used along with rest, physical therapy, and other treatment. Norflex is available in generic form. (Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 29, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Rehabilitation assessment and management of neurosensory deficits after traumatic brain injury in the polytrauma veteran - Bhatnagar S, Anderson M, Chu M, Kuo D, Azuh O.
Neurosensory deficits after traumatic brain injury can frequently lead to disability; therefore, diagnosis and treatment are important. Posttraumatic headaches typically resemble migraines and are managed similarly, but adjuvant physical therapy may be ben... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Why this health tech startup moved from LA to KC
SaRA Health co-founders Steven Coen and Valeed Malik share why they moved their company to Kansas City and how they can improve the physical therapy experience for patients and their employers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Acupuncture and athletic performance: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute,?two experts talk about how combining acupuncture with physical therapy can help athletes get back in the game?and?how the ancient Chinese practice may also enhance performance. To listen, click the link below. Acupuncture and Athletic Performance (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Montco physical therapy firm introduces 'office calls'
Physical Therapy& Wellness Institute is offering to send physical therapists to Horsham-area offices. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

One of the area's top entrepreneurs is leaving his first big success
One of Kansas City ’s highest-profile entrepreneurs is stepping away from the company he first built up. Matt Condon will leave his post as CEO of ARC Physical Therapy+ at the end of the year. Condon founded the company with partner Kevin O’Rourke and a single clinic in 2003. The company now has 20 outpatient cli nics along with several on-site clinics in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. Condon said that ARC and a second company he started, Bardavon Health Innovations LLC, have grown exponentially… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

CU researchers: Home care for knee replacement patients aids in recovery
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) A team of physical therapy researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have conducted one of the first full-scale studies to assess the effectiveness of in-home physical therapy care for patients who have had knee replacement surgery. The study analyzes Medicare home health care claims for patients treated with total knee arthroplasty in 2012 who received home health care services for their post-operation rehabilitation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical Therapy an Option for Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears
FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 -- Physical therapy (PT) is non-inferior to arthroscopic partial meniscectomy (APM) for patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, according to a study published in the Oct. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Personal Health: Should You Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Some experts question whether the surgery is being done too often or too soon on patients who have not adequately explored less invasive approaches. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Knees Surgery and Surgeons Physical Therapy Longevity Source Type: news

What Does It Take to Develop a VR Solution in Healthcare
Technology is changing the face of healthcare as we know it. Virtual and Augmented Reality that once were associated only with game and film industries are now becoming a real game-changer in healthcare. Gone are the days when students practiced on real patients. Today, VR and AR solutions can not only improve medical education and training but also provide profound patient treatment, medical rehabilitation, consultation, and diagnosis. What’s next? AR & VR in Healthcare: The Industry Landscape A recent report by Research and Markets states that augmented and virtual reality in the healthcare market ...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marta Hlova Tags: Digital Health Imaging Source Type: news

Featured Review: Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women
Chantal Dumoulin andLicia P Cacciari fromCochrane Incontinence  wanted to find out if pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) helps women with urinary incontinence problems. They did this by comparing the effects of this training with no treatment, or with any inactive treatment (for example, advice on management with pads). We asked Chantal and Lucia questions a bout this recentCochrane Review.1.Please can you describe yourself and your Cochrane Group?Since 2012 I have held a Canada Research Chair in Urogyneacoogical health and Aging. Our research program's overarching goal is toImprove continence care in older Canadian ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

WSSU, Novant Health partner for new residency program
The first physical therapy residency program to be offered at a historically black college and university is taking place here in the Triad.   The Winston-Salem State University program is a joint venture with Novant Health and runs over 12 months with a focus on neurological care.  Novant recently opened a 68-bed in-patient rehabilitation facility in Winston-Salem, the newly launched physical therapy residency program will coincide with the services offered at the facility.  “This unique… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

What is Hemiephysiodesis?
Discussion Angular deformities of the lower extremities are common problems and can be idiopathic, congenital or acquired. Idiopathic knee deformities are usually managed by monitoring and family reassurance as these often improve with time or are minimal and do not cause problems. Those ≤ 10 degrees are considered non-problematic. Genu varus usually peaks between 1-3 years and if problematic can cause waddling gait, lateral thrust and ligamentous laxity. Genus valgus usually peaks around 3-6 years and if problematic can cause circumduction gait, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral instability. Treatment options are m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 8, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Health insurer policies may discourage use of non-opioid alternatives for lower back pain
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Public and private health insurance policies in the US are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news