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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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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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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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