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Overcoming Pain and Use of Painkillers Possible with Mind over Matter

Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from chronic pain, and prescription opioid painkillers have become the leading approach to treating the debilitating condition. The problem of chronic pain often morphs into another more deadly issue: misuse of prescription opioids. One researcher seems to have developed a treatment that decreases both pain and prescription opioid use […]

Medicare Patients, Physical Therapists Stand to Lose in Government’s Outpatient Therapy Reform

The national association representing physical therapists, the American Physical Therapy Association is calling on policymakers to reject some recommendations released by the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC), which would diminish needed coverage for many Medicare patients.

Cutting back on physical therapy services would be a step in the wrong direction for not only patients […]

Exercise Therapy and Osteoarthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip who adhere to the recommended home physical therapy exercises and physically active lifestyle experience more improvement in pain, physical function, and self-perceived effect according to a study from researchers in The Netherlands. Research also shows that maintenance of exercise behavior and physically active lifestyle after discharge […]