August 2017 30
3 Top Causes of Low Back Pain
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3 Top Causes of Low Back Pain -- (and what to do for them) We've been looking around and doing some "internet research", and there is a lot out there about the most common causes of…

March 2017 08
We want to help with your musculoskeletal patients.
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We exist to get people better and make happy patients. To that end, we want to help PCPs with their musculoskeletal patients. In Wales they are piloting placement of physiotherapists directly into general practices. Results…

January 2017 13
Exercise? Really?
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We Love Our Hearts, but What About Our Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes? While the expert recommendation has long been 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week to stay…

March 2016 08
Do You Have Low Back Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help!
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You've likely already seen the statistics on low back pain. Up to 80% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. For many people this pain doesn't go…

March 2016 03
Your Best Advice for Neck & Upper Back Pain
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The short answer? Sit up straight! Yesterday we saw 2 CHP officers sitting at a table outside Peet's, looking at their phones. Their posture was horrible. And we see that all the time. The thing…

July 2015 08
Employers are the New Payers & They Can Save (lots of) $$$
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Employers are they new health insurers. There has been an unheralded shift over the past years as more US employees are covered under employer self-funded insurance programs. That means that the employer does not pay…

November 2014 18
iPain: 5 ways to keep your mobile devices from being a pain in the neck
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If you’re like most Americans (upwards of 90%, according to the Pew Research Center), you probably spend a good portion of your day glued to the screen of a mobile device. Ownership of smartphones, tablets,…

August 2014 03
Back Pain…
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Low back pain (LBP) accounts for 2.5% to 3% of all physician visits in the United States.1-3 Annual direct health care costs were estimated at more than 85 billion dollars nationally in 2005, up 65%…

May 2014 01
June PT Lecture Series – Masqueraders of Back Pain
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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.…

April 2014 08
Is Your Daily Grind a Pain?
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Daily activities can sometimes, literally, be a pain in the back or neck. According to the NIH, Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain. And while overloading the back can…

February 2014 27
Top Reasons People Visit Their Doctor – Skin, Joints & Back Pain
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The Mayo Clinic recently posted the top 10 reasons people visit their doctor's office. The three leading reasons people visit their health-care providers were skin problems, joint disorders and back pain. With the advent of direct…

February 2014 21
Bend. Twist. Lift. Back Pain?
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"You can bend. You can twist. You can lift. But you can't do all three at once." (Back Pain!) - Drew Magary Drew writes a compelling story about back pain from a normal person's perspective. We…

November 2013 05
Why Not a Longer Term Solution?
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We were reading through "Diagnostic Testing and Treatment of Low Back Pain in United States Emergency Departments: A National Perspective" on MedScape and were struck by a couple items. "Diagnostic testing was performed in nearly…

September 2013 21
Essentials for Sleeping Better
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Do you have difficulty falling asleep? Do you wake up during the night tossing and turning? Feel tired, achy or sore in the morning? Check out the essentials for sleeping better below to get a…

September 2011 19
The Woes of a Desk Jockey
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In our years as physical therapists we’ve seen all kinds of injuries and heard all kinds of body-related complaints—some from accidents, some from surgery, and some resulting from extreme athletics. But there’s no athletic endeavor that…