Tag Archives: physical therapy

Be careful out there: (the great line from Hill Street Blues)

The New England Journal of Medicine says physical therapy is as good as surgery in the treatment of meniscal patients (Katz, JN et al NEJM, 1675-1684 May – 2013). That’s isn’t the whole story – that is the headline some … Continue reading

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Sexual Function and Physical Therapy

In June 2013 the APTA House of Delegates adopted a landmark new vision of the profession of physical therapy: “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”  I grinned from ear to ear because I realized that the … Continue reading

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Be careful how you train the core muscles

“Be careful how you train the core muscles and in what position you want to benefit from trunk strengthening exercises.  Lying or non weight bearing, Bilateral stance, Split stance, Single leg stance?  Studies have shown that the core muscles work … Continue reading

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Gus – Walking Tall Again

Gus is a handsome three year old 145 lb. Great Dane that lives a very active lifestyle. This Dane is an athlete.  He trail rides with his caretaker up to 5 miles, 3-4 times a week. When not hiking, he … Continue reading

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Low Back Pain Patients

“I see a ton of low back pain patients, and it is amazing how when the body can property activate the entire trunk muscles (anterior, posterior, lateral, deep muscles) by “bracing” throughout a physical therapy session that includes stretching, strengthening, … Continue reading

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Healthy Weight Program

Due to the national obesity epidemic, it is widely recognized that the risk for disease in obese animals is exponentially greater than in patients with more lean muscle mass. Of course, a sedentary lifestyle leads to weight gain, but it … Continue reading

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Open Wound Chronicity due to Peripheral Nerve Damage

History Name: Sunny Age & Sex : 18 mos. old, NM Breed: German Shepherd Lifestyle/occupation: Active dog at a donkey/mule rescue working farm in rural NH. Hx of dogs family lifestyle: Lives with 2 adult owners, and several other rescue … Continue reading

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