Tag Archives: Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery for Meniscal Tear

(ĐTĐ) – Patients with knee osteoarthritis and a meniscal tear who received physical therapy without surgery had good functional improvement 6 months later, and outcomes did not differ significantly from patients who underwent arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, a new clinical trial shows.   In the Meniscal Tear in Osteoarthritis Research (METEOR) trial, both groups of patients […]

Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy

(ĐTĐ) – According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists teach self-management skills to people with all types of conditions, including fibromyalgia. Physical therapists can show people with fibromyalgia how to relieve symptoms of pain and stiffness in everyday life. These health care professionals teach people with fibromyalgia how to build strength and improve […]

Is It Time for Physical Therapy?

(ĐTĐ) – You stretch, you run, you lift, you exercise every day, yet something doesn’t feel quite right. Maybe it’s a nagging pain or stiffness in your joints that won’t go away.   Whatever the problem, maybe it’s time to see a physical therapist. “We help with motion — whether that’s in sport, in activities, […]