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Physical Therapists Play Important Roles in Olympians’ Preparation and Injury Prevention

For U.S. athletes competing at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games, physical therapists play important roles in not only preparing them for their competitions, but also preventing injury.

Physical therapists are among the select group of health care professionals credentialed by the United States Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee to treat athletes […]

Yoga’s Dark Side

Many turn to yoga as a way to maintain good health, stretch muscles and quiet the mind. But an article published January 5, 2012, in New York Times’ magazine questions whether yoga is for everyone—suggesting that some yoga poses might be dangerous for even devoted yogis.

Journalist William J. Broad reports on the views […]

Physical Therapist-supervised Strength Training Trumps At-home Exercises after Shoulder Surgery

Physical therapist-led rehabilitation and strengthening exercises are superior to at-home, unsupervised exercise for those recovering from arthroscopic acromioplasty (a type of shoulder surgery), according to a new study published January 2012 Journal of Rehabilitative Medicine.

Arthroscopic acromioplasty may be used to surgically remove bone spurs or growths on the outer edge of the shoulder […]

Broken Arms Predicted to be a Big Problem for Aging Baby Boomers

Many associate falls in the elderly with hip fractures. However, fractures of the humerus (or long arm bone that runs from the shoulder to the elbow) also are a big concern—especially to aging baby boomers, according to a new study.

Researchers at University of California, Davis, studied data on 28 million emergency department (ED) […]