Physical Therapy

Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care for Low Back Pain-Related Disability

Early Physical Therapy vs Usual Care for Low Back Pain-Related Disability

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Early physical therapy was not found to be superior to usual care for improving disability at 1 year in patients with low back pain.

Physical Therapy vs Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis: Dose-Response Effects of Interventions

Physical Therapy vs Tai Chi for Knee Osteoarthritis: Dose-Response Effects of Interventions

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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.

Trigger Point Injection Effective for Pelvic Floor Spasm in Men

Trigger Point Injection Effective for Pelvic Floor Spasm in Men

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Trigger point injection as an adjunct to physical therapy is well tolerated and improves symptoms of pelvic floor muscle spasm in approximately 50% of patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome.

Yoga Noninferior to Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

Yoga Noninferior to Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

Yoga was deemed noninferior to physical therapy for the treatment of patients with chronic low back pain.

Low Back Pain: Few Benefits of Early Physical Therapy

Low Back Pain: Few Benefits of Early Physical Therapy

Early use of physical therapy for new low back pain in older adults is not associated with less subsequent back pain-specific health care utilization.

Treatment Options for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Treatment Options for Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

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In highly symptomatic patients, magnetic resonance imaging can help to assess whether there is a significant bursitis or tear in the tendon insertion, and standard radiography can help to rule out intra-articular pathology.

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