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At-home Rehab after Total Knee Replacement as Good as Staying at a Rehab Facility

People who receive physical therapy at home after total knee replacement surgery do as well as those who receive physical therapy while staying at an inpatient rehab facility, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.

“There’s a common belief that people should go to a rehab facility after […]

Review of Studies Fails to Show Benefit from Pharmacological Treatments for Achilles Tendinopathy

Researchers analyzing a collection of studies looking at the use of pharmacological interventions, including platelet-rich plasma injections, report there is no evidence to suggest any of the individual therapies work as well as the standard physical therapy rehabilitation approach.

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury which is common among runners. The painful condition […]

Dislocating a Hip after Total Hip Replacement is Traumatic for Patients and can be Avoided

Osteoarthritis of the hip can lead to the need for a total hip replacement, in which surgeons replace the worn, painful and often low functioning joint with an artificial prosthesis. For many, total hip replacement results in less pain, better movement and improved quality of life. This, however, is not the case for the […]

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Endorses Move that Puts Patients in the Driver’s Seat for Physical Therapy

AARP, which is more than 37-million members strong, is publicly supporting the tightening of restrictions on physician self-referral. In a letter addressed to Rep. Jackie Speier (D), dated December 11, 2014, AARP expressed its support of tighter physician self-referral restrictions by eliminating the in-office ancillary services exception. Under the Stark law, the exception is […]