Physical therapy after surgery is almost always recommended, but it’s not always the top priority for patients. Undergoing a surgical procedure can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally, so many people naturally focus on the operation itself and not the recovery. However, the rehabilitation process is just as important as a successful procedure when it comes to achieving a full recovery.Read More >
Physical therapy is not a static field. On the contrary, treatment approaches are constantly improving as scientists make new discoveries about the human body and as technology evolves. It is now common for physical therapists to use ultrasound machines, or braces that have been 3-D printed to exactly match a patient’s body. These advancements would not have been possible without physical therapists who are eager to adopt new advancements in the industry.Read More >
For the majority of patients, shoulder surgery is a one-time event that has a major impact on their lives. Most people don’t know what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, but the more you, as a healthcare professional, can help prepare them, the more successful the recovery process will be.Read More >
Hot and cold therapy, also known as contrast therapy, is a treatment approach that alternates the application of therapeutic heat and cold to provide physiological benefits. But not everyone fully understands how contrast therapy can help in a myriad of ways. That’s why we’ve put together the Why Does Hot and Cold Therapy Work? infographic to help give you an understanding of contrast therapy basics as well as provide the answers to your most common questions, such as:Read More >
As a medical professional, you know that care doesn’t stop after surgery. In addition to the appropriate prescriptions, post-operative patients need clear directions for safely recovering, staying comfortable, and returning to normal activity.Read More >
Physical therapy methods are constantly evolving as new technologies are developed and healthcare professionals continue to learn more about the human body and how it heals. Physical therapists are also employing new techniques and medical devices with the aim of enabling patients to return to normal activity and a healthy lifestyle more quickly.
These are some of today’s trending physical therapy methods:Read More >
Physical therapy is an important part of the injury recovery process, but it’s not a magic bullet. You must actively participate in your own recovery, in conjunction with your physical therapist, in order to return to normal activity as quickly as possible. One way to do this is to be sure that you are fully informed about what to do, what not to do, and what you still need to learn in a physical therapy setting.Read More >
If you are an orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist who recommends cryotherapy treatment as part of a comprehensive recovery plan, you probably know the challenges your patients face when determining how to pay for it. Whether they are being treated in the hospital, a physical therapy clinic, or in their own home, insurance doesn’t always cover the cost of cryotherapy treatment. Being armed with some information about other alternatives can help you better navigate the various payment options with your patients.Read More >
When doctors and patients seek physical therapy clinics for injury rehabilitation, they take a number of factors into consideration. In addition to practical matters, like location and insurance, they also want to know whether a clinic uses the latest technology and techniques. In fact, they often look for specific equipment that they know and trust.
Spinal cord injuries can range from relatively minor conditions such as whiplash to extreme damage that causes full or partial paralysis. For the acute injuries that can be treated, you want to recover as quickly as possible to regain range of motion, eliminate pain, and return to normal daily activity.