Explore the latest in physical therapy, including management of sports injuries, postoperative rehabilitation, strength conditioning in the elderly, and more.
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 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 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, 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 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 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.
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 narrative review presents the definitions, diagnosis, and treatment of functional neurological disorders, a category of illnesses formerly known as conversion disorders.
This randomized clinical trial investigates whether early in-bed leg cycling plus electrical stimulation of the quadriceps muscles added to standardized early rehabilitation would result in greater muscle strength at discharge from the intensive care unit compared with standardized early rehabilitation alone in critically ill adult patients treated at one 1100-bed hospital in France.
This population-based cohort study assesses the adverse health outcomes associated with physical frailty and malnutrition singly and in combination among older adults.
This study uses responses from health care professionals who participated in the American Community Survey between 2001 and 2015 to identify trends in self-employment and changes in the earnings differences between self-employed professionals and those employed by for-profit or nonprofit organizations.
This review offers a clinical guideline for treatment of gait impairments in adults with chronic unilateral upper motor neuron syndrome.
This clinical trial compares the effects of chiropractic care added to usual medical care vs usual medical care alone on pain relief and pain-related function among active-duty US military personnel.
This case report describes a man in his 70s with an elevated right optic disc with mildly blurred margins, vessel obscuration, bilateral epiretinal membranes, and vitreopapillary traction.
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