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How Can AOPT Help Your Upper Extremity Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions treated by a physical therapist. Nearly 40% of people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lifetime. The shoulder is a complex joint and physical therapists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder pain. Research has shown that...
How Can AOPT Help Your Lower Extremity Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Knee pain is something that most everyone will experience at some point in their lifetime. Whether you are a marathon runner, a recreational skier, an office worker, or a truck driver, it is likely that a physical therapist is best equipped to help you overcome your pain. Since we're all unique as...
How Can AOPT Help Your Neck Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Neck pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a physical therapist, with approximately 20% of the population experiencing neck pain at some point in their life. For a majority of people, neck pain is not caused by serious pathology and can be readily treated by a physical therapist. This...
How Can AOPT Help Your Low Back Pain?
Patient Functional Outcomes Low back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions, affecting up to 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Low back pain is equally common in men and women and onset is most common in those between the ages of 30 and 50. Most of the time,...
Knee Pain and Physical Therapy
Knee pain can occur as the result of many different issues, including trauma, overuse injury, a direct blow to the knee, or sudden movements that cause increased stress to the knee preventing you from being able to participate in daily activities.The Importance of Physical Therapy A recent study performed by Graff, et al. has demonstrated...
Shoulder Labrum Tears
Shoulder labrum tears can often be the cause of an unstable shoulder. The labrum is a cartilage ring that surrounds the shoulder joint forming the capsule or “socket” portion of the joint. Injuries to this structure can either be caused by some sort of trauma or by tearing due to repetitive motions. Cause There are...
Physical Therapy and Total Knee Replacements
Did you know the knee is the most commonly replaced joint? A total knee replacement (arthroplasty) is often done in response to arthritis or malalignment in the knee when conservative treatment fails.Reasons for a Total Knee Replacement In most cases, a total knee replacement is done due to one of the following conditions: Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid...
The Role of Physical Therapy in Workers Compensation Injuries
Being injured is never ideal but getting injured at work can be an extra headache. Physical therapy is the first step on your road to recovery so you can return to work pain-free as soon as possible!Common Workplace Injuries Although it is more common to see workers compensation injuries in more physically demanding jobs, they...
Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know
Ankle sprains are very common injuries – almost everyone has experienced one at some point in their life. They are especially common among athletes and it is important that these injuries are treated and rehabilitated properly to avoid reoccurrence or development of a chronic injury.Types of Ankle Sprains Inversion ankle sprains are the most common...
Concussion Awareness
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury most often caused by a blow to the head, face, or neck. Football and soccer are some of the sports where concussions occur most prevalently, and it is very important that they are diagnosed and treated properly. If you suspect you have sustained a concussion it is...