Are You A Passive Patient or an Active Consumer of Healthcare?

BY: Are You A Passive Patient or an Active Consumer of Healthcare? Think about the last time you made a big purchase, say $1,000 or more. Did you go out and buy the first thing you saw? Take one recommendation from somebody? Or did you research it, ...

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PT Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

By: American Physical Therapy Association Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10% to 20% of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology ...

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#ChoosePT for Back Pain

By: Private Practice Section, APTA Chances are, you or someone you know has had back pain. Each year 15% of the population has their first episode of back pain, and over the course of our lives, 80% of us will have back pain. Even though back pain ...

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'No Bigger Fan': US Surgeon General Believes the Physical Therapy Profession is a Key Player in the Fight Against Opioid Misuse

By: News Now Staff If you think the physical therapy profession has an important role to play in improving public health on multiple fronts, you won't get any arguments from US Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD, MPH. In fact, you might get the ...

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Are You a New Year’s Resolution Newbie, Master or Flunkee?

By: Private Practice Section, APTA Turning the page on the new year is a chance to wipe the slate clean—and to be better versions of ourselves. And when it comes to what we want to improve, goals that fall in the health and wellness arena top all ...

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Do You Know Why You Have Back Pain? Here’s How You Can Find Out:

By: Private Practice Section, APTA Is the source of your low back pain a mystery? You’re not alone: Nine out of 10 patients don't know the primary cause of their back pain. The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun ...

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Torticollis Education

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Yearly Physical Therapy Visits are Just as Important as Annual Cholesterol Tests

By: Private Practice Section, APTA You know the drill: During your annual visit, your primary care physician will order a cholesterol test. Combined with an assessment of health measures such as diet and exercise, the results of the cholesterol ...

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Early Sport Specialization: What Parents Need To Know

It is becoming more popular for young athletes to specialize in a single sport. The advantages seem obvious. Putting in more time early and “outworking” the competition should lead to a better chance of success later right? Even though that seems ...

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