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PT Pre and Post-Operative Benefits

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Joint replacement is a highly successful operation for relieving symptoms in people suffering from shoulder, hip or knee osteoarthritis. Physical therapy before and after major joint replacement surgery improves postoperative outcomes and reduces complications.   Researchers in Ohio reviewed 4,733 Medicare cases involving total hip or knee replacements. The study’s authors estimated a 29% reduction […]

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DOC’s PT for Prevention and Recovery

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly educated, licensed healthcare professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility, sometimes without surgery or the need for prescription medications.   At DOC, physical therapists teach patient guests how to prevent or manage their condition to achieve long-term health benefits. PTs work with individuals to prevent […]

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DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment Nearly 18 million people played tennis in the U.S. in 2015. Only 1 in 20 or 5% of all tennis players get tennis elbow.   Most people who are diagnosed with tennis elbow have never swung a tennis racquet.   Tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of […]

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No Smoking Before and After Surgery

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Approximately 20% of the U.S. population smokes cigarettes. More than 440,000 people in the U.S. die each year from tobacco-related diseases. Smokers generally live 7 to 10 years less than nonsmokers. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of preventable disease. It is linked to heart and respiratory diseases, cancers, and bone, muscle, and joint damage, […]

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Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief The United States has been fighting a losing war against drugs for decades.   The abuse of and addiction to prescription pain relievers, including opioids is a serious problem that affects the health, social and economic welfare of society.  About 7 to 8 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according […]

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