Spacing PT sessions helps Parkinson’s patients maintain functional gains: study
Apr 29, 2022
Scheduling therapy sessions every two weeks over six months appears to support long-term functional stability in patients with Parkinson’s disease, researchers say.
Psychological interventions + physical therapy ease chronic low back pain
Apr 07, 2022
Pain education, behavioral therapy delivered with physical therapy can help with physical function and pain intensity
High-intensity rehab improves function in nursing-home eligible PACE participants
Feb 14, 2022
Participants experienced long-lasting functional improvements shown to reduce the risk of falls and help maintain independence, investigators say.
Most U.S. adults use non-opioids to treat chronic pain: study
Feb 09, 2022
Most American adults use alternatives to opioid drugs such as complementary medicine to manage their pain, but psychological therapies are infrequently implemented, researchers say.
Longer waits for PT raise odds of chronic opioid use in knee replacement: study
Nov 02, 2021
Chronic opioid use is less likely in patients who start physical therapy within 30 days of surgery and have at least six sessions, a new study finds.
Don’t minimize de minimis: Understanding the newly proposed Physician Fee Rule
Jul 15, 2021
Conversion factor, telehealth, supervision requirements and health equity were all outlined in this week’s publication of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule...
Surgery favored over conservative care for knee osteoarthritis, Medicare study suggests
Jun 10, 2021
Seniors with knee osteoarthritis had low rates of dedicated non-surgical care between 2005 and 2010, a new investigation reveals. Study findings suggest that surgery may often be used when conservative...
‘Pragmatic’ heart failure rehab benefits frail seniors, study finds
May 27, 2021
Physical dysfunction problems often are overlooked in the care of older, frail patients with acute heart failure. But these patients find greater functional and quality of life benefits from early, transitional,...
Stroke survivors double functional improvement rate with vagus nerve stimulation: study
Apr 27, 2021
Vagus nerve stimulation during post-stroke rehabilitation can significantly boost the improvement rate of arm and hand function, a new study finds.
Step-length synergy is culprit and a solution in Parkinson’s patients’ falls risk: study
Apr 08, 2021
Measuring step-length synergy, involving combined operation of legs and placement of the feet, reveal where changes need to be made to prevent injury, gait therapists say.