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Knee Osteoarthritis to Increase in Younger Age Groups

  According to research presented earlier this month, physician-diagnosed symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) is occurring on average 16 years earlier in life than what was previously found in the 1990’s. The research performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and was presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. If the trend continues, the …

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High Intensity Rehab After TKA Improves Outcomes

  An Epub ahead of print at the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) describes a study done comparing outcomes following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA; also sometimes known as TKR for ‘Total Knee Replacement’). Two rehabilitation protocols were followed by the two different groups in the study. The two groups 8 were age …

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Physical Therapy and Postpartum Risk for New Mothers

  The Wellnes Blog at TIME.com recently posted a story describing a study done that showed the significant benefits a of Physical Therapy program on the reduction of postpartum depression in new moms. The study was conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Physiotherapy Department and was published in the journal Physical Therapy. In it the researchers …

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Don’t Ignore the Hamstrings after TKA

Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research recently published an article entitled “Quadriceps and Hamstrings Muscle Dysfunction after Total Knee Arthroplasty.” The article discusses a study of dysfunction in the quadriceps and hamstring muscles following Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA). Using bilateral isometric strength tests and EMG measures of quads/hams co-activation the study found that the difference in …

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