Cost-Effectiveness & Outcomes of Direct Access to Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Research Paper Title Cost-Effectiveness and Outcomes of Direct Access to Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Disorders Compared to Physician-First Access in the United States: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Background Direct access to physical therapy provides an alternative to physician-first systems for patients who need physical therapy for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Direct access across multiple countries and… Read More

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10 Natural Oils You Should Use For Massage

Massage therapy has been used, in some form, since 3000 BCE in India, where it was considered as a sacred act involved in natural healing. Massage therapy was a practice passed down through generations to heal many illnesses, injuries, and relieve pain. In today’s generation, massage is considered as complementary to many medical treatments. There… Read More

Things You Should Do to Have a Career as a Physical Therapy Assistant

If your dream job involves helping others, then you need to consider a career in physical therapy. As a physical therapist assistant, (PTA) you will play a major role in restoring motion and function in people’s lives, while also reducing their pain level. What does a PTA do? As a PTA you will be the… Read More

How to Find the Right Physio For You

If you have got a specific physical injury or issue, you might be on the lookout for a new physiotherapist. Thankfully, you are in the right place. In this article, we are going to look at how to find the best physio for you and your issue. Whether you have had an injury during a… Read More

The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA): Physical Therapists & Inter-Rate Reliability

Research Paper Title Inter-Rater Reliability of the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) by SFMA Certified Physical Therapists with Similar Clinical and Rating Experience. Background The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) assesses posture, muscle balance, and movement patterns in order to identify relevant musculoskeletal dysfunction in a clinical population. The purposes of this study were to:… Read More

Is Static Posture Related To Pain? Probably Not!

Upon a patient’s initial visit to a Physical Therapist, a static postural assessment is routinely performed.   Many therapists assess for “abnormalities” such as a forward head, rounded shoulders, decreased or increased spinal kyphotic/lordotic curves, abnormal pelvic positioning, etc.  They often associate any abnormal findings to their patient’s condition and attempt to treat by altering the… Read More