Explore the latest in physical therapy, including management of sports injuries, postoperative rehabilitation, strength conditioning in the elderly, and more.
This randomized clinical trial compares outpatient rehabilitation for total knee arthroplasty among patients receiving 4 kinds of physical therapy.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effectiveness of spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization compared with a placebo at reducing pain and disability among young adults with mild to moderate chronic low back pain.
This Viewpoint highlights the potential role of exercise prehabilitation in patients scheduled to undergo major surgery for head and neck cancer.
This systematic review summarizes published evidence on health-related quality-of-life outcomes for vascularized lymph node transfer and complex decongestive therapy for the treatment of breast cancer–related lymphedema.
In this narrative medicine essay, a physician finds in the motion of diastole, the process of letting go and filling up, an apt metaphor for how to handle the burnout, anxiety, and depression of medical training.
This cohort study examines the longitudinal trends in postacute care use and outcomes after hip and knee replacements and in gaps among 3 groups: Medicare-only patients, dual-eligible patients with full Medicaid benefits, and dual-eligible patients with partial Medicaid benefits.
This cohort study assesses physical activity levels among elderly patients hospitalized for acute medical illness and examines the association between physical activity in the hospital setting and functional decline.
This multicenter cohort study tests the hypothesis that children with mild hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy at birth have worse neurodevelopmental outcomes than their healthy peers at age 2 to 3 years.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of cryotherapy vs loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) on disease recurrence (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia [CIN] grade 2 or higher or invasive cervical cancer) in women with HIV and CIN grade 2 or 3.
This randomized clinical trial compares a multicomponent home-based physical therapy intervention with an active control on ability to walk in daily life among adults aged 60 years and older who had experienced a nonpathologic, minimal trauma hip fracture.
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates the association of long-term exercise interventions with the risk of falls, injurious falls, multiple falls, fractures, hospitalization, and mortality in older adults.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effectiveness of later-stage exercise programs of clinic-based physical therapy exercise or community-based group exercise vs usual care after total knee replacement and explores heterogeneity of treatment effects.
This randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial compares the effects of intensive vs placebo patient education as a part of first-line care among patients with acute low back pain who were recruited between 2013 and 2015 from various institutions in Sydney, Australia.
This randomized clinical trial determines whether cerebellar intermittent θ-burst stimulation can improve balance and gait functions in patients with hemiparesis due to stroke.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effectiveness of medical care, group exercise, and manual therapy/individualized exercise in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).
This cohort study examines whether use of a mobility assessment tool in hospitalized patients with impaired mobility is associated with discharge to a postacute facility.
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