Monthly Archives: May 2014

Physical Therapy As Effective As Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears

A recent study from Finland asserts that when it comes to treatment of nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, physical therapy alone produces results equal to those produced by arthroscopic surgery and open surgical repair. According to the study's authors, follow-ups of 167 shoulders treated show that "conservative treatment should be considered as the primary treatment for…
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June PT Lecture Series – Masqueraders of Back Pain

Masqueraders of Back Pain - for PTs and other Health Care Providers [caption id="attachment_2471" align="alignleft" width="150"] Payal Bhandari, MD[/caption] Back pain is the second most common symptom-related reason for clinician visits in the United States. Although 60% of cases are mechanical in nature, learn about the other 40% of cases caused by medical emergencies you…
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