Review of Imaging Features of Spinal Degeneration in Asymptomatic Populations

Posted March 21, 2019 | Elite PT News

Degenerative changes are commonly found in spine imaging but often occur in pain-free individuals as well as those with back pain. We sought to estimate the prevalence, by age, of common degenerative spine conditions by performing a systematic review studying the prevalence of spine degeneration on imaging in asymptomatic individuals.

Arithritis Part 2

Posted March 15, 2019 | Elite PT News

An estimated 27 million Americans have some form of OA. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 2 people in the United States (US) may develop knee OA by age 85, and 1 in 4 may develop hip OA in their lifetime. Until age 50, men and women are equally affected by OA; after age 50, women are affected more than men. Over their lifetimes, 21% of overweight and 31% of obese adults are diagnosed with arthritis.

Osteoarthritis (OA) Part 1

Posted March 11, 2019 | Elite PT News

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common joint disorders, especially in adults over the age of 60. Two of the most commonly affected joints are the hip and the knee. Common symptoms are morning stiffness, where you feel like you need to get up and moving for 20 or 30 minutes before you “limber up”, creaking or popping sounds from your joint, as well as pain and swelling which is typically worse towards the end of the day.

How to make the most out of your first appointment

Posted March 8, 2019 | Elite PT News

What you can do before your very first appointment—and during physical therapy—to take control of that injury-related stress? First and foremost, it’s important to come prepared for physical therapy. And no, I’m not talking about dressing appropriately and arriving on time (or even better, 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment). That stuff is important, of course, but there’s one thing you can do in the days leading up to your appointment that will set you up for success.

Find out if the McKenzie Method help you or your workforce

Posted February 23, 2019 | Elite PT News

Can exercising make you more successful?

Posted February 18, 2019 | Elite PT News

"Get a good degree. Intern. Network. Perfect your resume. Practice interviewing. Network some more. Work hard. Get to work early. Stay late. Go above and beyond. Be innovative. Work even harder.

These are all common steps associated with career success. The more time you spend at work, the higher you’ll climb, right? Wrong. By now we all know the potentially life-saving benefits of exercise (decreased risk for cancer, diabetes, obesity, etc.), but the positive effects spill over into your career as well. Numerous studies have demonstrated the correlation between regular physical activity and better work performance. Get moving and these benefits could be yours."

Work Performance of Employees With Depression: The Impact of Work Stressors

Posted February 10, 2019 | Elite PT News

"This study found that depression symptoms are related to work absences and impaired work performance, and results partly confirmed that work stressors add to this impact. Results suggest that workers with depression may benefit from care involving medical and vocational interventions."

Immediate changes in shoulder function with an MDT examination

Posted January 30, 2019 | Elite PT News

Did you know that the internationally renowned McKenzie system not only is one of the top choices for spinal pain, but also for those suffering with pain in their extremities? 

What Spells Relief for Low Back Pain Patients?

Posted January 24, 2019 | Elite PT News

If you’ve ever suffered from a bout of low back pain, then you know that finding relief is often any patient’s main goal. And with low back pain sending 2.5 million Americans to hospital emergency rooms every year, that’s a lot of patients seeking treatment options to relieve the pain.

Back Pain pt 2: "Study Says That Exercise and Education Are Key to Preventing Low Back Pain"

Posted January 21, 2019 | Elite PT News

Four out of five Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Today, back pain management often includes the overuse of treatments like surgeries, MRI, x-rays and medications. And it’s an expensive prospect: The annual tally on low back and neck pain treatment in the U.S. is at least $87 billion, according to a study in the Journal of American Medical Association.

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