I. Problem/Challenge Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy The goal of physical and occupational rehabilitation is to restore health, physical function and improve activity limitations caused by illness or injury to achieve maximal functional independence. Rehabilitation programs and strategies use a multidisciplinary approach that is provided by various health care professionals and specialists. Physical therapy (PT)…
Acupuncture, 'Alexander Technique' helped more than drugs and physical therapy.
Low Back Pain
Early physical therapy was not found to be superior to usual care for improving disability at 1 year in patients with low back pain.
But risks make physical therapy a viable option, researchers say.
People do just as well with in-home physical therapy, researchers find.
This study's results revealed that tai chi and physical therapy interventions did not differ in time-to-response according to either ≥20% or ≥50% response thresholds for pain or function.
Physical therapy as effective as surgery in medium, long term; more effective for pain relief in short term.
Patients generally experienced pain relief over 5 years regardless of whether they received physical therapy or arthroscopic partial menisectomy.
Robaxin is indicated as an adjunct to rest, physical therapy, and other measures for the relief of discomfort associated with acute, painful musculoskeletal conditions.
Low Back Pain
A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine concluded that physical therapy might actually alleviate spinal stenosis pain as effectively as surgery does.