If you are reading this, there’s a good chance you or your child has scoliosis. I’m going to guess you have a pretty good sense of what scoliosis is. The most frustrating part for you might be trying to figure out what to do about it. Your MD may have said, “Come back in 4-6… Continue Reading →
When to start treatment for scoliosis?
It is generally agreed that scoliosis is diagnosed when a curve of 10 degrees Cobb angle or greater is identified. Curves under 20 – 25 degrees are considered chaotic – that is – whether or not the curve will progress cannot be accurately determined. Once a curve reaches 25 degrees Cobb angle, it is likely… Continue Reading →
New York Times on Scoliosis
The July 17th, 2013 Health Section of the New York Times ran an extensive piece on scoliosis. I pulled out a small section of the article below – as I thought it contained useful norms and guidelines. Reference the entire article here. We are tremendously excited about the results we are seeing in patients with… Continue Reading →
Study Finds Physical Therapy Just as Effective as Surgery in Patients with a Torn Meniscus and Arthritis of the Knee
Alexandria, VA, March 21, 2013 — A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study showing that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery in patients with meniscal tears and arthritis of the knee should encourage many health care providers to reconsider their practices in the management of this common injury, according to the American… Continue Reading →
Parents can help their young ballet dancers prevent injury with Physical Therapy
Lisa Howell(B.Phty) is a physical therapist from Sidney Australia who has developed The Perfect Pointe Book. This is a great guide and program to be used with young dancers. Lisa advocates that dancers use a specialized dance physical therapist and their dance teacher to help them develop strong muscles and bones and correct dance form. … Continue Reading →
Direct Access to physical therapy is cost effective!
A recent study published in the journal of Health Services Research found that patients, who visited a physical therapist directly, without first seeing a physician, had fewer visits and lower overall costs than those referred by a physician for physical therapy. These costs were to the global health care system. Also, after 60 days, there… Continue Reading →
Running Injuries: Injury Prevention Check-List
Running Injuries: Injury Prevention Check-List Before an airplane leaves the airport for its next destination, the pilot, ground crew and mechanics run through a check-list to identify how the plane is functioning and if there is any reason the plane should not take off. Running, whether for training for a goal race or as a… Continue Reading →
Running injuries: Types, Causes and Prevention!
Common Overuse Injuries in Running Patellofemoral pain syndrome Stress fractures Shin splints/Tibial stress syndrome Iliotibial band syndrome Adductor strains Hamstring strains Ankle sprain Plantar fasciitis Achiles tendon syndrome Patellar tendonitis Causes of Overuse Injuries Limited flexibility and range of motion Muscle strength imbalances Postural asymmetries Abnormal running biomechanics Training errors Old running shoes Irregular… Continue Reading →