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Interesting News From Trusted Sources in Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists and physical therapy assistants strive to remain at the forefront of their fields, providing the latest and most evidence-based therapies available. As a patient, we believe it is important for you to empower yourself with news and knowledge from trusted sources so that you can take charge of your case, understand your condition, and learn more about your treatment. We will continue to update this page with articles from sources we believe are trustworthy, containing information that we believe will be useful to you as you make the choice to get your life back.

Early physical therapy benefits low-back pain patients

Early physical therapy benefits low-back pain patients: Analysis of 150k claims shows health, cost upsides

Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims. The study, published in Health Services Research, found that those who saw a physical therapist at the first point of care had an 89 percent lower probability of receiving an opioid prescription, a 28 percent lower probability of having advanced imaging services, and a 15 percent lower probability of an emergency department visit — but a 19 percent higher probability of hospitalization.

Physical Therapy Journal (PTJ) Special Issue Highlights Effectiveness of Nonopioid Approaches to Pain

Physical Therapy Journal (PTJ) Special Issue Highlights Effectiveness of Nonopioid Approaches to Pain

April 16, 2018: Early utilization of physical therapist treatment can reduce opioid use and downstream health care costs. That’s just one important takeaway from the latest edition of Physical Therapy (PTJ), the official scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which today published a special issue devoted to nonpharmacological pain management.

Balance training seems to prevent falls, injuries in seniors

Balance training seems to prevent falls, injuries in seniors – Harvard Health Blog

Most people take balance for granted. They navigate without thinking, effort, or fear. For millions of others, though, poor balance is a problem. Some struggle with long-term dizziness or imbalance. Others suffer balance-related falls and injuries. A new study concludes that exercise can reduce not only the odds of falling but the odds of sustaining fall-related injuries.

Interventional Pain Management Locations

Victoria Pain and Rehabilitation Center  

115 Medical Drive
Suite 105
Victoria, TX 77904

Pain Management Phone: (361) 575-2882
Pain Management Fax: (361)574-9710

Brazos Pain Management  

2225 Williams Trace Blvd, Suite 108
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: (281) 240-4300
Fax: (281) 240-4353

Physical Therapy Location

 

Victoria Pain and Rehabilitation Center - PHYSICAL THERAPY

115 Medical Drive
Suite 102
Victoria, TX 77904

PT Phone: (361) 578-7396
PT Fax: (361) 578-7719

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