Tag: rehab

The Great Debate

Vol. 24 • Issue 14 • Page 13 Sports Focus Stretching has long been used in the world of athletics and rehabilitation to promote flexibility, improve motion and ease discomfort associated with muscles. The act of stretching was traditionally thought to bring a host…

Therapeutic Hypothermia

In 2012, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in the United States treated more than 382,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests.1 Only 11.4% survived to hospital discharge.1 The largest modern report of cardiac arrest was published by the National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and it found that of…

The Foot Drop Fight

Early treatment and compliance with a home exercise program are essential. Foot drop, a general term for difficulty lifting the front part of the foot, can be a temporary or permanent condition. The condition signals an underlying neurological, muscular or anatomical problem. A patient…

Osteoporosis: Can PT Help?

Osteoporosis is a metabolic disease that reduces the amount of bony tissue in the body. This condition leads to an actual thinning of the bones throughout the body. While the bones thin, the body’s interior framework in the form of the skeletal system becomes…

Sitting Balance Scale: A Review

Vol. 23 • Issue 15 • Page 8 Geriatric Function As physical therapists, we know intuitively and practically that it is important to assess sitting balance, but many of the measures available to our profession are geared toward assessing standing balance, or at the…

Harnessing the Power

Therapists have tapped into the unique benefits of horses for rehabilitation and therapeutic purposes. Rehabilitative equine programs offer patients with varied medical conditions the ability to take advantage of the unique movements of the horse. These planned and purposeful interactions between the patient and…

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