October 5, 2016

JOSPT patient perspectives

The Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) has compiled a list of common orthopedic injuries and how Physical Therapy can be effective in treating these injuries. Their information is both evidence based and written from the perspective of the patient. They are easy to understand and give great tips. You can view these handouts directly from their website here http://www.jospt.org/topic/perspective_patient?pageSize=20&startPage=0 or you can also access them through our links below.

Disclaimer from the JOSPT website: Perspectives for Patients is a public service of JOSPT that offers clinicians and patients a credible source of new information derived from articles published in JOSPT and explains how new research affects patient care. The information and recommendations presented are intended as a guide only and are not a substitute for seeking expert advice for health conditions.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) surgery. 

Ankle sprains

Anterior knee pain. As an athlete, am I at risk?

Knee pain. Strengthen my hips? But it’s my knees that hurt!

Anterior knee pain. A holistic approach to treatment.

Aquatic Physical Therapy. Running in water decreases stress on the body.

Baseball pitching. Understanding correct throwing mechanics may help protect the shoulder and elbow.

Bunion. Strengthening foot muscles to reduce pain and improve mobility.

Neck and arm pain. Mechanical traction and exercise prove an effective treatment.

Concussion. An under diagnosed problem for athletes?

Dizziness. Increased risk for fractures.

Dry needling. Painful and tender muscles. Dry needling can reduce myofascial pain related to trigger points.

Frozen shoulder. What can a Physical Therapist do for my painful and stiff shoulder?

Health and wellness. Making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Heel pain. Hands-on Physical Therapy and stretching prove effective for treating heel pain.

Strengthening your hips. Some exercises may be better than others.

Knee pain. Safely strengthen your thigh muscles.

Pregnancy and low back pain.

Low back pain.

Low back pain and MRIs.

Neck and arm pain. Traction and exercise.

Neck pain. Manipulation of neck and upper back leads to quicker recovery.

Neck pain and dry needling.

Neck pain and manipulation of the thoracic spine.

Neck pain and manual therapy.

When should an athlete return to sport after and ACL tear?

Running. How to safely increase your mileage.

Running with improved form.

Total hip replacement.

Work related injuries and depression.