Opioid Epidemic: Crisis in America

Opioid Epidemic: Crisis in America

Throughout the ’90s, medical specialists were noticing an immense issue with untreated pain among patients. It was so intense that the American Pain Society quickly advocated to recognize pain as a “vital sign”, right along with heart rate and body temperature....
Concussion Rehab. Post Concussion Syndrome Treatment

Concussion Rehab. Post Concussion Syndrome Treatment

A concussion is a mild form of brain injury induced by a trauma. Concussions are very common and can be potentially dangerous. Concussion rehab may be necessary. Make sure to see your doctor if you feel you’re experiencing symptoms of a concussion. They may...
Physical Therapy with Positive Side Effects

Physical Therapy with Positive Side Effects

  by Dr. Michael House PT, DSc, OCS, Board Certified, Fellow of AAOMPT       I recently spoke to a man who said that he did not need PT because he just takes Oxycontin (an opioid) and that solves his problem. But the problem is, it doesn’t solve...
Physical Therapy First Means Not Waiting for a Referral

Physical Therapy First Means Not Waiting for a Referral

When you go for Physical therapy first, Not Having to Wait for a Referral Reduces Costs and Pain Previously, people in Colorado who suffered from back pain could be required by their insurance to get a referral from their primary care provider before being able to get...
New Trends in Physical Therapy That Speed Up Healing

New Trends in Physical Therapy That Speed Up Healing

In the past, recovery from injuries or surgery involved bed rest and minimal activities. However, our knowledge of how the body heals and recovers has changed. Today medical professionals want you up and doing a round of physical therapy to speed up healing....
Studies Show PT first is the way to go!

Studies Show PT first is the way to go!

New Colorado Law Allows Pain Sufferers to Opt for Physical Therapy First, without a Referral – Part 2 In our previous post on PT First, we expounded on the fact that the State of Colorado has recently joined the “Direct Access” movement. Essentially, this is a law...
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