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Παρασκευή, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2008 00:00

Manual Physical Therapy, Exercise May Improve Neck Pain, Disability CME

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October 24, 2008 — A program of manual physical therapy and exercise was statistically significantly better in improving mechanical neck pain and disability than a program combining advice, mobility exercise, and ultrasound, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial reported in the October 15 issue of Spine.

Σάββατο, 31 Μαΐου 2003 00:00

Dr. John Upledger

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Dr. John Upledger is an Osteopathic Physician, Clinical Reseacher and developer of two innovative forms of bodywork, CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release. He is a respected educator and author of the excellent and informative book Your Inner Physician and You. Dennis Hughes: For our readers that are unfamiliar with your work, can you give an introductory description of CranioSacral Therapy?

Κυριακή, 16 Νοεμβρίου 2003 00:00

Exercise therapy for patellofemoral pain syndrome.

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BACKGROUND: Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common problem among adolescents and young adults, characterised by retropatellar pain (behind the kneecap) or peripatellar pain (around the kneecap) when ascending or descending stairs, squatting or sitting with flexed knees. Etiology, structures causing the pain and treatment methods are all debated in literature, but consensus has not been reached so far. Exercise therapy to strengthen the quadriceps is often prescribed, though its efficacy is still debated.

Σάββατο, 10 Απριλίου 2004 00:00

Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome - non surgical approaches

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) results from the entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist. It is the most common entrapment syndrome causing frequent disability especially to working populations. Aside from the surgical release approach there are other non-invasive therapeutic methods for the treatment of CTS. This paper will review the evidence regarding neurodynamic testing and neuromobilization of the median nerve as a treatment approach to CTS.

Σάββατο, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2003 00:00

Music can ease arthritis pain

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Listening to music could help substantially ease the pain of osteoarthritis, say researchers.  Scientists in Florida found just a 20-minute session once a day was enough for patients to report a two-thirds reduction in pain levels. The researchers believe music could also help people with other chronic conditions. The research, published in the Journal for Advanced Nursing, was based on tests on 68 elderly patients.

Σάββατο, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2003 00:00

Water therapy aids osteoarthritis

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Hydrotherapy improves strength and mobility in patients with osteoarthritis, research suggests. 
The study also says patients would benefit from much higher intensity exercise than currently recommended.Patients who used water therapy were able to walk better afterwards, and their muscle strength improved.The research, by a team from Flinders University, South Australia, is published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.

Παρασκευή, 27 Ιουνίου 2003 00:00

Low Back Pain: Eliminating Myths and Elucidating Realities

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Jennifer Kendall, PharmD, is busy, so the sound of children's laughter in the pharmacy just barely registers. Her technician rifles through the prescription orders that have been faxed in and extracts a couple. "Ms. Healow is here, and maybe we could do these first so her children don't take the place apart, hmm?" she says. 

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