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Saturday January 26, 2013

Measure Timed Up and Go (TUG) Prior to Total Hip Arthroplasty


Measure Timed Up and Go (TUG) Prior to

Total Hip Arthroplasty

TUG < 10 seconds was found to predict ability to walk without assistive device 6 months post-THA.

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Thursday December 27, 2012

Do Knee Replacements Make You Fat?



Multiple studies are finding that people having knee replacements continue to gain weight after surgery.
(Oseoarthr. Cartil. 2010 Apr; 18(4):510-4; Orthopedics 2005 Feb; 28(2): 157-9; Scott Med J 2009 Feb; 54(1):26-8)

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Thursday December 27, 2012

Physical Therapy Treatment vs. Treatment by a Physical Therapist


Webster’s definition of physical therapy is : “the treatment of disease, injury, or disability by physical and mechanical means (as massage, regulated exercise, water, light, heat, and electricity.” Are physical therapists the only heal care professionals that provide “physical therapy,”  no. For licensed professionals, they have a scope of practice that provides a description of what they can and can’t do by law.

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Friday January 27, 2012

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)


Have you experienced episodes of dizziness or spinning with movement? You may be experiencing positional vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). BPPV is a disorder of the vestibular system which is found in the inner ear. Symptoms most commonly associated with BPPV include dizziness, spinning, nausea, unsteadiness or imbalance with walking.

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Wednesday June 22, 2011

WHO’S YOUR PHYSICAL THERAPIST? IT’S YOUR CHOICE!


You have your primary care physician. You have your dentist. You even have your barber or hair stylist. So who is your physical therapist?

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