Physical Therapy and Pathology: Osteoarthritis

5 Apr 21
Physical Therapy and Pathology: Osteoarthritis

Did you know? Osteoarthritis (OA) affects about 3.3% to 3.6% of the population globally and is the most common form of arthritis.  It causes moderate to severe disability in 43 million people, making it the 11th most debilitating disease worldwide.  In the United States, it is estimated that 80% of the population over 65 years […]

15 Mar 21
Is There a Difference Between FMS and SFMA?

Last blog we introduced Gray Cook and the Functional Movement Scale (FMS). We said that FMS works well when the individual has normal, pain-free movements. However, most patients that come into the clinic experience pain. What happens then? SFMA Gray Cook has a second assessment called the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA exposes […]

9 Nov 20
Common Causes of Wrist Pain

The hand and wrist are vital for helping us manipulate objects, express emotions and perform every day tasks like brushing our hair and carrying groceries. They are the most active part of the upper body, but their mobility can leave them vulnerable to injury. With a total of 28 bones and 20 muscles crossing the […]

3 Jun 20
Direct Access To Physical Therapy Treatment FAQs

“As of January 1, 2015, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow patients to seek some level of treatment from a licensed physical therapist without a prescription or referral from a physician.” – apta.org However, depending on the state, there may be some limitations. According to the American Physical […]

30 Apr 20
Study Shows PT Bests Steroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis

To wrap up our study of the knee this April, we wanted to share more real-life situations where Physical Therapy should be first choice in treating pain and injuries instead of more invasive treatment. We previously covered some basic Knee Anatomy and ACL Rehabilitation after ACL Reconstruction Surgery. Now we’ll look at Osteoarthritis in the […]