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Frozen Shoulder and PT. Picture of a young caucasian female getting her shoulder worked on by a young hispanic female.

Supervised Exercise Therapy Shown Most Effective for Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is said to occur in 2% to 5% of the population. This potentially debilitating condition causes shoulder pain and range of motion that gets increasingly restricted over time. The problem results from the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint becoming progressively thicker and tighter. There is limited evidence and no consensus on the single […]

Back Pain: Wait and See Does Not Save Money. Picture of a young caucasian female on a mat with one leg stretched out, while a young caucasian female is working on her back.

Back Pain: Wait and See Does Not Save Money

America spends an estimated $90 billion per year on back pain, and back pain causes another $10-$20 billion in annual worker productivity losses. Given these extraordinary costs, managing low back pain better has become a national priority. To help save insurance dollars, some have strategized withholding physical therapy when people first visit a doctor. The […]

Think Again About Cardio Exercise. Picture of an older black female and male power walking.

Think Again About Cardio Exercise

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity each week.1 Many people do not reach this mark because they either don’t enjoy workouts or have medical issues that make traditional exercise a challenge. People also sometimes think it takes too much time and effort. […]

PT Reduces Opioid Use. Picture of a caucasian hand holding several pills.

PT Reduces Opioid Use

In 2017 the U.S. President and the Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency related to opioid deaths. Last September, the Office of the Inspector General revealed that opioid-related overdose deaths are at an all-time high—more than 81,000 per year.1 Among patients aged 15 to 64 receiving opioids for chronic, non-cancer […]