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Study: Patients in Cardiac Rehab Are Older, Less Healthy, and Have More Diverse Needs Than Patients 20 Years Ago

May 14, 2019 / Review

The use of cardiac rehabilitation has grown over time, but with that growth comes changes to patient demographics that present new challenges.

30 Minutes of 'Acute' Exercise Temporarily Boosts Memory-Related Brain Activity, Strengthens Brain Over Time

May 13, 2019 / Review

That name on the tip of your tongue might be easier to retrieve after 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise.

Can Cognitive and Physical Activity in Midlife Reduce the Risk of Dementia in Later Years? Researchers Say Yes

Feb 25, 2019 / Review

Physical activity in midlife can pay off years later by reducing the risk of some forms of dementia.

CPG: Avoid Surgery for Atraumatic Shoulder Pain

Feb 19, 2019 / Review

Advice on surgery for shoulder pain can be boiled down to three words: don't do it.

Study: More Evidence for Early Post-TKR Exercise Interventions 'Urgently Needed'

Feb 5, 2019 / Review

You might think that the most effective early postoperative exercise interventions for TKR have been pretty well established by now. You'd be wrong,

APTA Review: Final CMS Interoperability Rule for 2020

Jul 7, 2020 / Review

CMS is making it easier for patients to access their health care information and pushing toward greater interoperability of EHI.

Study: Early Physical Therapy for Neck Pain Associated With Lower Imaging Rates, Opioid Prescriptions, and Overall Cost

Dec 4, 2018 / Review

Researchers have identified an association between early consultation with a PT and lower rates of opioid prescription, imaging, and injections.

Study: Clinic Ball Pits Carry Bacterial Risks

Dec 3, 2018 / Review

Children's ball pits often found in fast food restaurants are the stuff of a germaphobe's nightmares. Now it turns out that if not properly maintained, ball pits in physical therapy clinics are capable of inducing shudders too.

Physical Activity May Decrease Mortality Risk in Frail Older Adults, Say Researchers

Oct 30, 2018 / Review

Authors found that physical activity decreased mortality rates for healthy, prefrail, and frail adults over age 60.

From PTJ: Getting at the Risk Factors for Falls Post-TKA

Sep 14, 2018 / Review

Up to a third of patients with TKA experience a fall within 6 months to a year after surgery, but the risk can be reduced.

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