Review Calls for Better Recognition, Treatment of Groin-Pain Syndrome Review Calls for Better Recognition, Treatment of Groin-Pain Syndrome
Diagnosing chronic groin pain that is not hip- or hernia-related can be difficult, but this common problem can usually be treated successfully with physical therapy and surgery if necessary, according to a new review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Lumeon makes deal with Mayo Clinic, AMSYS acquires HealthConnexx and other digital health deals
Also: EYE-SYNC inks deal with Symmetry Physical Therapy of Austin and Medtronic acquires Digital Surgery.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 18, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Older Adults With IBD Often Undertreated Older Adults With IBD Often Undertreated
The adverse effects of new biologics in older patients are not well studied, so those with IBD are often on long-term steroids. Other treatment options, such as physical therapy, also get overlooked.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

How Medicare ’s New PDGM Home Care Payments May Be Making It Harder To Get Physical Therapy
Medicare has a new way to pay home care agencies. But are they dropping physical therapy services as a result? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

Missouri Finds Managing Pain Without Opioids Isn't Fast or Easy
Missouri started offering alternatives to opioids for Medicaid patients battling chronic pain and found that only a small fraction of users accessed the program. Describes how alternatives like chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy are more time consuming forms of care and how often times, clinics are weary of accepting Medicaid as a payer. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - February 12, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Do I Need Permission to Breathe? – A Migrant Woman ’ s Story
Although women and girls account for a far smaller share of total homicides than men, they bear by far the greatest burden of intimate partner/family‐related homicide, and intimate partner homicide. Source: UNODC reportBy Fairuz AhmedNEW YORK, Feb 7 2020 (IPS) “I soiled my pants, I could feel the wetness seeping into my waistband, my eyes started to become blurry. Only the sound of the blaring television assured me that I was still alive. I tried to stop thinking and make my mind go completely blank. Over the years I have adapted and now I can make my mind go numb. But the only nagging question ringing on my mind d...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Fairuz Ahmed Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

An Interdisciplinary Pain Program for Chronic Low Back Pain An Interdisciplinary Pain Program for Chronic Low Back Pain
Is an interdisciplinary treatment approach an effective means of symptom improvement in chronic low back pain? How does it compare with physical therapy?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Many Patients Receive Guideline-Nonconcordant Care for Low Back Pain
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- Many patients who develop new low back pain (LBP) receive advanced imaging and opioids without having been prescribed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or physical therapy (PT), according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exoskeleton Could Support Enhanced Physical Therapy in MS Exoskeleton Could Support Enhanced Physical Therapy in MS
Expanding the potential uses of an exoskeleton to enhance rehabilitation in people with neuromuscular disabilities, researchers are studying the device in people with advanced multiple sclerosis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Virtual Physical Therapy Feasible Following Knee Replacement
TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 -- Virtual physical therapy (PT) with telerehabilitation for skilled clinical oversight significantly lowers three-month health care costs after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) while providing similar effectiveness to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Sensor Technology and Rehabilitative Timing (START) protocol: a randomized controlled trial for the rehabilitation of mild traumatic brain injury - Parrington L, Jehu DA, Fino PC, Stuart S, Wilhelm J, Pettigrew N, Murchison CF, El-Gohary M, VanDerwalker J, Pearson S, Hullar T, Chesnutt JC, Peterka RJ, Horak FB, King LA.
BACKGROUND: Clinical practice for rehabilitation after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is variable and guidance on when to initiate physical therapy is lacking. Wearable sensor technology may aid clinical assessment, performance monitoring and exercise ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common lower extremity muscle injuries in sport - grading the evidence: a statement paper commissioned by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF) - Ish øi L, Krommes K, Husted RS, Juhl CB, Thorborg K.
This statement summarises and appraises the evidence on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the most common lower extremity muscle injuries in sport. We systematically searched electronic databases, and included studies based on the highest available ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patients with newly diagnosed chronic musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than recommended
[em]NIH study shows treatment recommendations impacted by patient and physician  factors[/em]Study finds that patients experiencing new chronic musculoskeletal pain are prescribed opioids more often than physical therapy, counseling, and other nonpharmacologic approaches. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - January 16, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

When It Comes to Some Medical Treatment, Researchers Find Less Is More
Beyond its effects on the body, medical care can be a balm for the mind. Extensive treatment can feel like a promise that doctors have done everything possible. But that perceived security can come at a high price. As health costs soar, patients are emptying their pockets for care that may not make them healthier, research suggests. Last year, a 5,000-person trial showed that for patients with chronic but stable heart disease, surgical procedures such as stenting and bypass did not reduce the risk of heart attack or death more than lifestyle interventions and medication. Even patients with extensive damage did not, on aver...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Surgery Source Type: news

Publicly traded physical therapy clinic operator seeks new CFO
The current CFO plans to retire in October, so the company has started searching for its next one. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Mathews Source Type: news

Tailored Pelvic PT May Curb Post-Prostatectomy Stress Incontinence, Pain Tailored Pelvic PT May Curb Post-Prostatectomy Stress Incontinence, Pain
After prostate surgery, individualized pelvic physical therapy to relax or strengthen the pelvic muscles may be more effective for reducing stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic pain than muscle strengthening alone, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Individualized PT Can Reduce Incontinence After Prostatectomy
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 -- For men with postprostatectomy stress urinary incontinence (SUI), an individualized pelvic physical therapy (PT) program aimed at normalizing pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is associated with a decrease in SUI and pelvic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Combining physical therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to improve balance confidence and community participation in people with unilateral transtibial amputation who use lower limb prostheses: a study protocol for a randomized sham-control clinical trial - Bourque MO, Schneider KL, Calamari JE, Reddin C, Stachowiak A, Major MJ, Duncan C, Muthukrishnan R, Rosenblatt NJ.
BACKGROUND: Low balance confidence is a prevalent yet overlooked issue among people who use lower limb prostheses (LLP) that can diminish community integration and quality of life. There is a critical need to develop rehabilitation programs that specifical... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Phoenix Rehabilitation acquires new physical therapy clinic
Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services, headquartered in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, about an hour east of Pittsburgh, announced Friday that it had acquired a new clinic in Smithfield, Virginia, the company's 106th clinic in the United States and its 10th in Virginia. The clinic, located a few miles northwest of Norfolk, provides a full array of physical therapy needs. Joey Bikkers, PT, serves as the facility director for the location. He said that he was looking forward to helping PHOENIX grow… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Phoenix Rehabilitation acquires new physical therapy clinic
Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services, headquartered in Blairsville, Pennsylvania, about an hour east of Pittsburgh, announced Friday that it had acquired a new clinic in Smithfield, Virginia, the company's 106th clinic in the United States and its 10th in Virginia. The clinic, located a few miles northwest of Norfolk, provides a full array of physical therapy needs. Joey Bikkers, PT, serves as the facility director for the location. He said that he was looking forward to helping PHOENIX grow… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 30, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Luke Torrance Source Type: news

Individualized physical therapy reduces incontinence, pain in men after prostate surgery
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study suggests that may not be the best approach. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 30, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What ’s the Big Deal about Data in Medtech?
Discussion, “Top 5 Things You Need to Know about the Implantable Internet of Things." Brian Chapman, partner and leader of ZS’s medtech practice of ZS, attributes today’s focus on data to the intersection of two important things: "A general recognition that understanding more and connecting actions with outcomes will provide feedback and understanding that will drive standards of care. This is not new, but as capabilities rise in data collection, aggregation, and synthesize rise, and coupled with machine learning, the promise of data in healthcare is becoming ...
Source: MDDI - December 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

What is combination therapy in wound healing?
From psychotherapy to physical therapy to immunotherapy, hundreds of treatment options are made feasible by modern medicine. Doctors sometimes find value in combining two or more treatment methods to better facilitate healing. Here's what to know about combination therapy and its application in wound care: "Combining methods can help combat the body's resistance to the treatment." Understanding combination therapy Combination therapy is when doctors treat diseases, injuries or other medical conditions with two or more drugs or therapies. The idea is that if one alone does not work, combining method...
Source: Advanced Tissue - December 18, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound care products Source Type: news

IncludeHealth gets licensing agreement from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
(CincyTech) IncludeHealth and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, a top pediatric medical center and research institution, announce an exclusive licensing agreement allowing IncludeHealth to commercialize aNMT, a research-based digital health technology originally developed at Cincinnati Children's. The aNMT technology will integrate with IncludeHealth's cloud platform and data analytics solution to provide clinically validated treatment paths for physical therapy patients, including children and adults with musculoskeletal diseases, disorders or injuries; seniors with mobility issues; and athletes of all physic...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can the wii fit balance board be used as a fall risk assessment tool among poststroke patients? - Beato MC, Morton E, Iadarola C, Winterberger L, Dawson N.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of falls can be as high as 73% in the stroke population. Falls occur as a result of multiple factors. Factors such as balance impairments can be improved through physical therapy intervention. However, insurance payers limit the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Innovative research seeks to improve walking for children with CP
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Noelle Moreau, Ph.D., PT, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at LSU Health New Orleans School of Allied Health Professions, and Kristie Bjornson, PT, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Seattle Children's Research Institute, are the co-principal investigators of a $2.7 million grant to study an innovative training method to improve walking in children with cerebral palsy (CP). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Queen's to adapt Kahala office building for medical use
The Queen ’s Health Systems is planning to build a new health center, including an urgent care clinic, in a two-story building behind Kahala Mall that once housed offices for American Savings Bank and a real estate company. In addition to a Queen’s Island Urgent Care clinic, the 10,000-square-foot buildi ng at 1215 Hunakai St. will have team-based primary care, imaging and physical therapy, Queen’s officials said Monday. The health center is scheduled to open in summer 2020. “Our Queen’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

Queen's to adapt Kahala office building for medical use
The Queen ’s Health Systems is planning to build a new health center, including an urgent care clinic, in a two-story building behind Kahala Mall that once housed offices for American Savings Bank and a real estate company. In addition to a Queen’s Island Urgent Care clinic, the 10,000-square-foot buildi ng at 1215 Hunakai St. will have team-based primary care, imaging and physical therapy, Queen’s officials said Monday. The health center is scheduled to open in summer 2020. “Our Queen’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 3, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Janis L. Magin Source Type: news

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed
Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Therapy and Rehabilitation Elderly Nursing Homes Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Elder Care Physical Therapy Home Health Care Labor and Jobs Regulation and Deregulation of Industry your-feed-health Source Type: news

Mercy Sports Medicine opens clinic at Blues' practice facility, launches new service
Mercy Sports Medicine has partnered with Phoenix-based sports performance and physical therapy company EXOS to operate its new sports performance arm. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Mercy Sports Medicine opens clinic at Blues' practice facility, launches new service
Mercy Sports Medicine has partnered with Phoenix-based sports performance and physical therapy company EXOS to operate its new sports performance arm. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 22, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nathan Rubbelke Source Type: news

Yoga and physical therapy as treatment for chronic lower back pain also improves sleep
(Boston Medical Center) Yoga and physical therapy (PT) are effective approaches to treating co-occurring sleep disturbance and back pain while reducing the need for medication, according to a new study from Boston Medical Center. Published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the research showed significant improvements in sleep quality lasting 52 weeks after 12 weeks of yoga classes or 1-on-1 PT, which suggests a long-term benefit of these non-pharmacologic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Digital physical therapy company Reflexion Health launches HelloPT
The tool gives patients self-paced exercises and allows them to access physical therapists via telemedicine.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 12, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

What is the Long-term Outcome of ACL Repair?
Discussion The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) “is an intra-articular but extrasynovial collagenous structure with limited healing capacity that originates in the posteromedial aspect of the lateral femoral condyle and crosses into anteromedially to insert anterior into the intercondylar eminence of tibial articular surface.” It plays an important part as a mechanoreceptor particularly as a proprioceptor. Its main role is to prevent excessive anterior tibial translation, limits varus/valgus stress when the knee is in full extension and some rotary movements of the knee. There are ~120,000 surgeries per year m...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agency Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/2019. This 38-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in November 2019, combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Path...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- For patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), physical therapy (PT) and lifestyle counseling seem to be underutilized, while medication use has increased, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Arthritis Care&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Michael Jordan, Novant Health partner to open clinic in west Charlotte
Novant Health opened a new clinic in west Charlotte following a $7 million donation from Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and his family. The Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinic is a 6,800-square-foot space on Freedom Drive. It has 12 exam rooms and an X-ray room. Services include primary and preventative care, physical therapy, behavioral health and social support. It is staffed with two doctors and one physician's assistant . This is the first of at least two clinics that Jordan,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Symptom instability and a proposed classification system for the physical therapy management of sports-related concussion - Lundblad M.
BACKGROUND: Individuals can experience headaches, dizziness, cervical dysfunction, balance disturbances, fatigue, and oculomotor impairments following a concussion. Patients with sports-related concussions are not a homogenous group but rather heterogenous... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Occupational and physical therapy activities and level of effort in patients with traumatic brain injury: association with functional outcomes - Zarshenas S, Colantonio A, Horn SD, Jaglal S, Jacob B, Cullen N.
BACKGROUND: Although some attention has been given to the association of functional outcomes with rehabilitation intensity, the evidence is still sparse in this field. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of inpatient rehabilitation (IR) on dischar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exercise especially important for older people with heart disease
A study on the effect of exercise on older adults in physical rehabilitation shows that those with the greatest impairment at baseline benefited the most. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

Emory Healthcare breaks ground on new Executive Park medical facility (Renderings)
Emory Healthcare's big new campus planned for Executive Park in Brookhaven took a step forward on Oct. 4 with the ground breaking for the new Emory Musculoskeletal Institute. The approximately 180,000-square-foot facility will provide orthopaedics and spine care, physical therapy, imaging, ambulatory surgery and also conduct research. Construction is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2021. Emory's 60-acre development in Brookhaven is now moving through the planning process. In May, Emory… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Researchers identify molecular process that could accelerate recovery from nerve injuries
Twenty million Americans suffer from peripheral nerve injuries, which can be caused by traumas such as combat wounds and motorcycle crashes as well as medical disorders including diabetes. These injuries can have a devastating impact on quality of life, resulting in loss of sensation, motor function and long-lasting nerve pain. The body is capable of regenerating damaged nerves, but this process is slow and incomplete.Now, researchers at the  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered a molecular process that controls the rate at which nerves grow both duri...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Rule Toolkits
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Published: 10/2019. This web page provides toolkits about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule that give facilities that fall under the new rule an overview of the requirements for their provider type, as well as some sample templates that can be used in their planning efforts. Toolkits and workbooks are provided for Ambulatory Surgical Centers; End State Renal Disease Facilities (Dialysis); Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID); Long Term Care: Skilled Nursing Facilities; Home Health Agen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Abbott & #039;s & #039;Low Dose & #039; Neurostimulation Device for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain patients in the United States now have a new treatment option. FDA has approved Abbott’s Proclaim XR recharge-free neurostimulation system for people living with chronic pain. The Proclaim XR platform offers a low dose of Abbott's BurstDR stimulation waveform, which was created based on scientific insights from doctors and research to mimic natural patterns found in the brain, the company said. It works by using low doses of mild electrical pulses to change pain signals as they travel from the spinal cord to the brain. Abbott said the delivery of lower doses of spinal cord stimulation helps e...
Source: MDDI - September 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

How Physical Therapy Can Help Manage Pain and Reduce Opioid Use
The #ChoosePT Campaign Raises Awareness About the Dangers of Prescription Opioids for Managing Pain(PRWeb September 24, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/how_physical_therapy_can_help_manage_pain_and_reduce_opioid_use/prweb16598133.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multifaceted Home-Based PT Does Not Aid Walking After Hip Fracture
FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 -- A multicomponent home-based physical therapy intervention does not improve the ability of older patients recovering from hip fracture to walk again, according to a study published in the Sept. 10 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physical Therapy and Surgery Reduce Mixed Urinary Incontinence Symptoms
TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 -- In women with mixed urinary incontinence, symptom reduction is significantly greater when behavioral and pelvic floor muscle therapy is combined with midurethral sling surgery compared with surgery alone in women with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Struggling to Get Back Into a Workout Routine? These 5 Strategies Could Help
Between work commitments, family obligations and social events, it may seem daunting — and downright impossible — to add anything else to your plate. As a result, people tend to sacrifice the one thing they might enjoy doing the least — exercise. Perhaps it started with a busy week, and then one week turned into two and then before you knew it, you hadn’t visited the gym in a series of months. Whatever the culprit, there are ways to pull yourself out of a workout rut and create a lasting routine. Here, health and wellness experts provide five strategies that will get you back on track. Find your ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Leasca Tags: Uncategorized Exercise fitness Workout Source Type: news

Cochrane Back and Neck abstracts receive high praise in recent study
Arecent study comparing low back pain systematic review abstracts to their full text was published in the Journal of Orthopaedic& Sports Physical Therapy. Looking at 66 systematic reviews reserchers found that 80% of abstracts presented spin and inconsistencies when compared to their full text. 9 of the systematic reviews investigated were Cochrane Reviews and it was found that   " Cochrane review abstracts had substantial to almost perfect agreement with the full text. "Back pain systematic reviews are overseen byCochrane Back and Neck (CBN). CBN coordinates the publication of literature reviews of diag...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 10, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news