May 2015 - Orthopaedics Plus

Is Surgery Your Best Option for Back Pain?

Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spine, will affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans by 2021.

It’s a common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery. However, a new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning mobile function.

Ask Your PT: The Dangers of Spring Cleaning

Now that spring is finally here, many of you will be headed outside to clean up the yard and flower bed(s). For some this can be a large task, one that should be tackled in smaller pieces vs. all at once.

Weekend Warriors More Prone To Achilles Tendon Rupture

Now that winter has finally thawed, weekend warriors are hitting the courts and trails, eager to soak up the sunshine and get moving.


Physical Therapy Can Help Loosen Stiff Spine & Joints

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have ankylosing spondylitis. Can you discuss this condition and the best way to treat it?