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Study: Medicare-covered Stroke Patients are Receiving Inconsistent Levels of Therapy

Findings surprising in light of the importance of rehab for stroke patients Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes. The research team at Brown…

Study: Early PT Reduces Risk of Opioid Use

Stanford, Duke researchers add to mounting pile of evidence in favor of physical rehabilitation Recently, we’ve had the opportunity to report on studies, announcements, and other occasions that featured various professionals asserting that the opioid crisis may be partially addressed by offering physical therapy…

Potential Role of Hemp-derived Full-Spectrum CBD Oil in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Should physical therapists augment their therapeutic practice with the strategic use of CBD-rich hemp oil extract? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a master endogenous regulatory, adaptogenic set of lipid-based compounds (endocannabinoids), specialized cannabinoid receptors they bind to and enzymes responsible for synthesizing and metabolizing…

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