September 2015 - Orthopaedics Plus

Ask Your PT: Neck Pain From Electronic Devices

Neck pain from electronic devices is an interesting topic I came across in a professional periodical discussing a paper by Kenneth Hansraj on the stress placed on the neck due to posture and positioning of the head. I found this intriguing because I have already started to see an increase in what I will call postural strain of the necks in teens.

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Pre-Surgical PT Can Help Joint Replacement Patients Recover Faster

For people contemplating a hip or knee replacement, the prospect of a long post-surgical recovery can be a daunting one. The grueling rehabilitation sessions, the frustration of re-learning everyday movements, the weeks of waiting to return to “normal”— it’s almost enough to make patients reconsider surgery. Now there is evidence that appropriate pre-surgical physical therapy — or “prehabilitation” — can help patients recover faster.

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You Can Have Arthritis Without Pain, Stiffness

As physical therapists, we see a lot of people who have arthritis in their hips or knees and are having difficulty performing activities such as getting up out of a chair or going up and down stairs.

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4 Ways to Stick to Your PT ‘Homework’

When Nancy D. Brown’s doctor told her she had hip dysplasia several years ago, her first reaction was: “Humans can get that?” remembers Brown, now a 54-year-old travel writer in Lafayette, California, who had only known it as a condition she should watch out for in her dogs.

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