A review of 80-plus studies upends the conventional wisdom.
Researchers have long seen the potential of virtual reality in rehabilitating patients with movement disorders. But do treatments using VR have advantages over traditional physical therapy?
Anyone who’s ever had physical therapy will tell you it’s a pain. A necessary pain, sure, but nonetheless, an annoyance. It’s hard enough to fit the appointments into your schedule, let alone get yourself used to the daily grind of strengthening exercises.
So at the same time robots destroy manufacturing jobs, the demand for labor-intensive services is soaring.
The evidence is growing that providing early physical and occupational therapy for intensive care patients - even when they are on life support - leads to better outcomes.
Exergames (exercise + games) otherwise known as active video games are being touted as the ultimate cure for obesity. Refreshing, since everyone is still looking for that magic diet pill!
I tried everything. I dove into twice-a-week physical therapy, daily exercises, regular walking breaks, and meditation. I bought a sit-stand desk. Nothing worked. After several months, if anything, my pain was worse.
Whether you’re considering using a physical therapist for the first time, or perhaps you’re a regular, you might be interested in finding out more about the profession, success rates, relevant research and data, and the history of the profession.
I am the first one to admit that treating patients with low back pain is not for sissies. There is no great way to sub-classify patients with low back pain and it is difficult to predict which intervention is going to be best for a given patient.
Often times, physical therapists are put into a place where we need to have a conversation with family explaining their loved ones cannot go home, can’t live alone, won’t be able to drive, can’t feed themselves, or their impulsivity or memory causes harm to their independence.
In the world of health care, Nintendo Wii golf is more than a high-tech toy. The video game has become a tool in physical, occupational and neurological rehabilitation.
Physical therapy, or P.T., demands the month-after-month tedium of spending hours in a room filled with strangers stretching colored rubber bands or spinning their arms in circles.
The CDC stresses physical therapy is especially effective at reducing pain and improving function in cases of low back pain, fibromyalgia and hip and knee osteoarthritis.
Working in health care involves years of education and training for most professions, a lot of which involves learning about science and hands-on skills. Some of it involves learning about psychology and collaboration with other professionals.
However, there are some aspects of being a health care professional, and specifically a physical therapist that can't be taught. No professor, textbook, or lab can teach these skills.
It's these traits that make a good physical therapist into a great physical therapist:
Forwardthinkingpt.com is a site specifically designed to promote thinking and improved methodology to Physical Therapists. Our goal is to assist in the delivery of quality, evidence-based reviews to help the average clinician improve their practice. This site is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure an illness. It is simply intended to provide information to licensed Physical Therapists.
I receive so many questions and concerns regarding physical therapy, exercises and career advice on daily basis. This comes from a variety of sources like family, friends, their families, coworkers, social groups etc.. I see a real need for people to have a reliable source for some exercise methods. Also a reliable source for new PT and students PT to address their issues and set their expectations right. This is how lifeofpt was born.
All the latest professional news and clinically relevant research presented online and for free.
Whether you’re looking for ways to boost your current career track or take another one altogether, this podcast is a great resource. Some PT’s experience burnout early in their career and strive to find something new and fulfilling. Whether it’s a career as an educator or as a non-clinical PT, there is a huge variety of careers tracks available to PT’s, OT’s, and SLP’s.
MoveForwardPT.com is the official consumer information website of the American Physical Therapy Association.
CyberPT.com is the first end-to-end comprehensive Internet physical therapy resource connecting consumers and healthcare professionals to the physical therapy community.
I am a practicing physical therapist who has spent my entire career refining and developing functional evaluation exercise techniques.
As a lecturer, I offer unique concepts to exercise and rehabilitation professionals, with a primary goal of providing a bridge between the two professions....
Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products is a recognized leader in providing healthcare and fitness professionals with orthopedic, physical therapy, rehabilitation and fitness products. OPTP believes that trends toward self-care, coupled with efforts to contain healthcare costs, are shaping tremendous opportunities for those who deliver conservative care
PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 26,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible. All trials on PEDro are independently assessed for quality.
The Physical Therapy Channel is an online video library for physical therapists, students, educators, and other healthcare disciplines. The site was created in 2008 by a special team of physical therapists with the goal of uploading pertinent and relevant video content related to the physical therapy profession.
PhysicalTherapist.com exists for the betterment of physical therapists. The original online resource, mechanism for exchange, and forum for ideas, PhysicalTherapist.com strives to improve the community of physical therapy professionals resulting in enhanced care for patients.
A team of eight staff based out of our Sydney and London offices are dedicated to continually maintaining the site to ensure it is crammed with up to the minute news and content aimed at servicing your needs. Since our online launch in late 1999 we have now grown to an online community of over 34,000 physiotherapists representing membership from 180 countries.
Universal access to physiotherapy and physical therapy knowledge, a collaborative community project to educate and professionally develop...this is our contribution to global health.
We produce Exercise Software for rehabilitation and training professionals who need to create personal exercise and information handouts for their clients, by print, email and high quality videos. Our software is easy to use, saves time and gives access to the world’s largest library of professional exercises by leading specialists.
Critical observations of health, science, and the physical therapy profession.
Only 1 in 10 physical therapy patients complete their full course of care. We help keep patients engaged and coming back.
Current News and Job Postings from PT Employers and study materials for PT/Med students.
From the American Physical Therapy Association, PTinMotion helps you stay on top of the latest in the field.
PTNow's mission is to assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in day-to-day practice.
The PT Student blog is a resource for all students of physical therapy. Whether you are working toward a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant credential, you will find honest, helpful (and sometimes humorous) resources here.
ince our launch in February of 2008, WebPT has grown to become the #1 web-based Physical Therapy EMR with over 25,000 members in all 50 U.S. states. Founded by a tenured outpatient PT/Clinic Director and a veteran software developer specializing in web-based applications, WebPT is a true marriage of PT and IT. The state of the art application delivers streamlined templates that allow for the most efficient yet compliant therapy documentation for your clinic.
Online resource for special education, pediatric occupational therapy and pediatric physical therapy.
The APTA Academy of Physical Therapy Research, through education, advocacy, and networking, will empower clinicians and researchers to generate, disseminate, and utilize research to guide best clinical practice.
Advance pediatric physical therapy through excellence in advocacy, education, and research.
Physical Therapy Resources.
Our mission is to champion aquatic physical therapy to optimize lifelong movement, function, and wellness.
This WWW resource will be a library of ECG recordings, many in full 12-lead format. To display the images on a computer screen some of the clarity is lost but those that are shown have been chosen carefully to prevent any loss of important detail. The size of larger files is shown.
Evidence In Motion is a knowledge exchange studio committed to providing cutting-edge programs, research, resources, and training to the world’s community of practicing physical therapists.
This is a multimedia interactive HTML document which will help medical students learn the muscle actions of the human body.
NARIC is the library of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR.). We collect, catalog, and disseminate the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDRR.
Evidence-based clinical reasoning software at your fingertips
More than thirty-five years of innovation, industry leadership, and superior quality have made Restorative Care of America, Incorporated one of the world's leading manufacturers of restorative care products.
Thousands of doctor written, doctor reviewed articles on back pain, neck pain, and related disorders; in-depth spine videos; vibrant discussion forums; doctor member profiles and online contact service; and more. Accurate, complete, unbiased health information you can trust.
Join our community of top-notch physical therapists, athletic trainers, chiropractors, and strength coaches who are dedicated to being the best in their field, and to making a difference in the lives of their athletes and patients.
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The fitness industry is moving quickly towards an evidence-based approach. More and more strength coaches, high-profile personal trainers and fitness authors are beginning to use research to make decisions about the best ways of training.
Physio Answers, Physio Pics, Physio Stories! The trifecta of Physical Therapy info!