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Articles for Physicians

These are selections from the monthly bulletins we mail to our referring physicians, prescribers, discharge planners, and other healthcare professionals. If you refer to physical therapy near one of our locations and would like to receive these bulletins by mail, please contact us and ask to be added to the mail list.

Back pain physical therapy

Reconsidering the Prognosis of Low Back Pain

Most cases of low-back pain resolve in four weeks, but up to 77% recur without treatment. Three of four patients presenting to primary care with low-back pain are already in a recurring pain pattern. If recovery is considered the cessation of serious back pain for a year, less than half of patients recover spontaneously.

hand therapty

Rest & Protect or Stay Active?

Conditions of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand.

Patients advised to stay active prove 40% more likely to have complete recovery. Back to Action offers hand therapy and many other specialty treatments.

Back pain rehab

Low Back Pain

Supervised Physical Therapy Superior to Home Exercise

Research has long shown that teaching patients self-care does not save money and does not improve outcomes, but a timely physical therapy referral does improve outcomes while saving money or remaining cost neutral.

Shoulder rehab

Rotator Cuff Tears

Which Patients Prove More Likely to Succeed with Conservative Treatment?

Most patients can avoid surgery with PT alone if the tear is of atraumatic onset, full thickness, or less than 50% thickness.

Aquatic therapy for seniors

The Sequelae of Rest

Elderly Patients Lose Muscle Mass at Three Times the Normal Rate

Over the age of 70, bed rest is associated with a major new disability in one-third of cases. Prescribing physical therapy after periods of prolonged rest may protect against geriatric decline.

Articles in the Physician Article category are not intended for public consumption. They are news bulletins for clinicians licensed to refer to physical therapy. In reviewing this data, you agree that this is not medical advice and that medical advice should only be heeded after a proper assessment from a licensed healthcare professional.
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