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Early Rehab Helpful After Hand Surgery

The following is a recent article from a great online resource for patients and clinicians called Today in PT. Patients who begin rehabilitation in the first week after surgery to repair hand tendons are less likely to need re-surgery and use fewer rehabilitation services, according to a new study. Four researchers with the department of


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What is Evidence-Based Practice?

The following excerpt was taken directly from the American Physical Therapy Association website (apta.org): “Evidence-based practice is access to, and application and integration of evidence to guide clinical decision making to provide best practice for the patient/client. Evidence-based practice includes the integration of best available research, clinical expertise, and patient/client values and circumstances related to


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The Pain Researcher Says…Consider Acupuncture

New research involving nearly 18,000 people found that almost half who were treated with acupuncture said their pain improved-and many patients were still feeling better up to two years after the sessions stopped. Acupuncture may help your body release endorphins, which can work to dial down discomfort. In the study, weekly or twice-weekly sessions for


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When to Fix a Broken Ankle

What Is A Broken Ankle? Ankle fractures are generally the result of a trauma or injury. An ankle fracture (which is synonymous with a broken ankle) means that one of the ankle bones has cracked. The crack can be subtle and show up faintly on the X-ray. The crack can be through-and-through the entire bone(s)


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COPD and Common Complications

You’re probably familiar with COPD’s classic symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. But you might not be aware of the potential complications of COPD and the medicines used to treat it. Although the list may seem long, your doctor can help you manage both your COPD symptoms and any complications that arise.


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What is a Podiatrist?

What Is a Podiatrist? A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. What Are the Qualifications of a Podiatrist? Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They


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