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 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.
This cross-sectional study examines the association between early physical therapy and subsequent opioid use among opioid-naive adults with a new diagnosis of musculoskeletal shoulder, neck, knee, or low back pain.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effect of dextroamphetamine combined with physiotherapy vs placebo and physiotherapy for improving poststroke motor recovery among patients with ischemic stroke.
This cross-sectional study examines rates of coverage and utilization management policies for nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic, noncancer low back pain among 45 Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and commercial 2017 health insurance plans from 16 US states.
This noninferiority trial compares the effects of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy vs physical therapy on patient-reported knee function in patients with meniscal tears.
This randomized clinical trial compares the effectiveness of a tai ji quan intervention with multimodal exercise and stretching exercise in reducing falls in older adults who had fallen in the past year.
This randomized clinical trial examines outcomes of participation in an individually designed single-patient multi-crossover (n-of-1) trial supported by a mobile app compared with usual care among patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain.
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