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Physical Therapy, Not A Knee Brace, Aids In ACL Recovery

Physical Therapy, Not A Knee Brace, Aids In ACL Recovery

Wearing a knee brace following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery has no discernable impact on a person's recovery. However, strength, range-of-motion, and functionality exercises provide important benefits, and other emerging therapies show promise. Read More


Hand Use Following Spinal Cord Injury Improved by Noninvasive Stimulation

Hand Use Following Spinal Cord Injury Improved by Noninvasive Stimulation

Through the use of noninvasive stimulation, researchers were able to temporarily improve the capacities of individuals with spinal cord injuries to use their hands. Published in Current Biology, the findings hold promise in the treatment of thousands of individuals in the U.S. alone who suffer... Read More


Radical Cooling May Minimize Spinal Cord Damage

Radical Cooling May Minimize Spinal Cord Damage

When a person breaks his or her neck, the delicate and vital nerve tissue of the spinal cord can be torn, setting in motion a cascade of dying nerves up and down the spine. But a new technique that runs icy cold brine into the veins of spine injury victims to reduce their body temperature t... Read More


Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

Reducing Stress Lowers Risk of Cardiovascular Problems

A Review in The Lancet reveals the importance of healthy lifestyle choices to reduce stressors related to cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers from John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore examined records between 1990 to 2006. They observed how stress affects the sympathetic nervous system, im... Read More


Power Plate Technology Can Aid Physical Therapy

Power Plate Technology Can Aid Physical Therapy

For physical therapists who treat patients suffering from back pain and weakened core muscles, the Power Plate is a beneficial piece of technology. The machine vibrates to stimulate reflexive muscle contractions 25-50 times per second. The Power Plate increases blood circulation to core spina... Read More


ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

ACL Injuries with NFL Players | Orthopedics

If you're at all a sports fan, or an athlete yourself, you've probably heard of the anterior cruciate ligament. It's commonly injured. Now a new study shows what happens to NFL players who are sidelined by their acl's, and it's not good news for players or fans and the owners. Now, a ligament... Read More



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