November 2015 - Orthopaedics Plus

Ask Your Physical Therapist: Achilles Issues

The Achilles tendon is the connection between the gastrocnemius (calf) muscle and calcaneus or heel bone. Its main function is to assist with plantar flexion of the foot or in terms of basic function, pushing off while walking or rise up onto the toes.


PT for Shoulder Separation More Effective than Surgery

Research published in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma by experts from St. Michael’s Hospital suggests that Acromio-clavicular joint dislocation may be treated better with physical therapy instead of surgery intervention.


PTs Can Have Big Role in Breast Cancer Treatment

Although many people may not think of physical therapy and breast cancer treatment as being related, physical therapists can have a very important role in a breast cancer treatment plan. (more…)

Customized Physical Therapy Eases Back Pain

Customized physical therapy may provide more relief for lower back pain than general advice on the best ways to remain active, an Australian study suggests.