Of the many injuries physical therapists see each year, hamstring strains are notorious for being stubborn to heal. They are frustrating for both patient and therapist, as they often reappear many times in one's sporting life, especially in those sports requiring sprinting, jumping and kicking.
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Non-specific low back pain (LBP) has been researched and many have speculated correlations between physical activity and disability. Read this review by Ryan Hickey on a meta-analysis on this relationship.
For decades, physical therapists, osteopaths and chiropractors have manipulated the spine in countless patients with low back pain. Joseph Brence reviews current literature that examined the effects of manipulation.
Patients may or may not be aware, but since 2006 in New York State, a prescription is not needed to see a physical therapist. Direct access allows physical therapists with 3 or more years of experience to see patients for 10 visits or 30 days without obtaining a prescription from ...
Recent neurophysiologic literature is tackling the "chicken and the egg" debate of pain vs. movement dysfunction and suggests that some of the patients we see may not be experiencing pain as a symptom, but instead a disease.