Comparison of prescribed physical therapy to a home exercise program for pediatric sports-related concussion patients - Price AM, Arvin N, Seagraves B, Burkhart SO, Knell G.
The purpose of this retrospective chart review was to compare sports-related concussion (SRC) recovery time in protracted recovery ( ≥28 days) patients who were prescribed physical therapy (PPT) with those who were only provided a home exercise program (H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Keeping it all in balance: a qualitative analysis of the role of balance outcome measurement in physical therapist decision-making and patient outcomes - Lyon MF, Mitchell K, Roddey T, Medley A, Gleeson P.
PURPOSE: The use of outcome measures (OMs) is a hallmark of contemporary physical therapy in the USA. The effect of OM utilization on patient care decisions and the results of PT services remain poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to explore PT... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Physical therapy company inks lease for Liberty Park space
Cahaba Station is nearing full occupancy as a wellness company expands into the development. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 9, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Illyshia Parker Source Type: news

A San Diego Zoo penguin struggled with bumblefoot, but his new boots help him thrive
Pain medication, physical therapy and even acupuncture had all failed to help Lucas, a 4-year-old African penguin. But a fancy new set of boots has helped give him a new lease on life. (Image credit: Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 6, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Becky Sullivan Source Type: news

Need Another Reason to Exercise? It Could Protect You from COVID-19
Regular physical activity may help protect you from severe COVID-19—and could even keep you from getting infected, according to a research review published Aug. 22 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “It’s time to consider exercise as medicine,” says co-author Yasmin Ezzatvar, a doctor of physical therapy and a nursing instructor at Spain’s University of Valencia. “This is more evidence to really affirm that.” The researchers analyzed 16 previously published studies that looked for associations between physical activity and COVID-19 outcomes. These studies included more than...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Microbial bioburden of inpatient and outpatient areas beyond patient hospital rooms.
Conclusions: Surfaces in hospitals outside patient rooms and in outpatient facilities are frequently contaminated with healthcare-associated pathogens. Improvements in cleaning and disinfection practices are needed to reduce contamination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas home health company opens Santa Fe location
Operating under the Klarus Home Health brand, the facility will provide skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and home health aides. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Keller Source Type: news

2022 Best Places to Work: On-Site Solutions Physical Therapy earns first BPTW award
The Business Journal's 24th annual Best Places to Work awards honor Minnesota employers for maintaining engaging workplaces — a must-have in today's tight labor market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 11, 2022 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Otago Exercise Program compared to falls prevention education in Zuni elders: a randomized controlled trial - Waters DL, Popp J, Herman C, Ghahate D, Bobelu J, Pankratz VS, Shah VO.
BACKGROUND: When a Zuni elder sustains a fall-related injury, the closest tribal skilled nursing facility is 100 miles from the Pueblo and no physical therapy services are available. Thus, fall prevention strategies as a primary intervention to avert injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Why Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation Is Key For Bladder Cancer Patients
Cancer treatment has improved significantly over the past several decades, meaning that more people are living longer after undergoing surgical and medical interventions. This has led to the emergence of an area of cancer care called survivorship, which takes a holistic view of the patient’s well-being and sometimes involves therapies that haven’t always been part of the oncology playbook. In the case of bladder cancer, survivorship and improving quality of life post-surgery sometimes means physical therapy that focuses on improving the function of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor refers to “the muscles...
Source: TIME: Health - August 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elaine K. Howley Tags: Uncategorized Disease freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

For Back Pain, Earlier Is Better for Physical Therapy
Title: For Back Pain, Earlier Is Better for Physical TherapyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - August 10, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

For Back Pain, Earlier Is Better for Physical Therapy
TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2022 -- When people have backaches bad enough to send them to the doctor, prompt physical therapy may be a wise choice, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when those patients had " early " PT -- within a couple weeks of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Kyphosis?
Discussion There are 3 planes to view and describe spinal deformities from: Coronal or frontal plane – the view is from front or back of the patient Sagittal plane – is the view from the side of the patient Transverse or horizontal plane – is the view from the top or bottom of the patient Normally the spine is straight when viewed from the frontal or coronal plane. Normally the spine also has a small kyphosis in the thoracic region (20-45%) and lordosis in the sacral region when viewed laterally in the sagittal plane. Scoliosis or abnormal deviation of the spinal laterally is the most common spinal defo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 8, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

CBD Could Help Cops Get Relief From Stress, Insomnia, and Chronic Pain. But Using It Puts Their Job in Jeopardy
There were moments in the past few years when Police Sgt. Brian Vaughan would have tried almost anything to break the cycle of sleeplessness that wore him down—to wash away the images, sounds, and smells of violence that stuck to his memory, and ease the constant pain that was shooting through his back. At one point, he found himself tempted to try CBD, a widely available cannabis derivative that can offer relief from many ailments. “It would have been great to be able to take it and see if it helps,” says Vaughan, a 14-year law enforcement veteran and training coordinator for the police department in Dal...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katja Ridderbusch Tags: Uncategorized Drugs freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist opens orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in Bermuda Run
Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist has opened an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic in the RISE Indoor Sports complex in Bermuda Run. The clinic will provide evaluations, treatment and physical therapy for a number of common sports-related injuries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lillian Johnson Source Type: news