When most people hear the words “physical therapy,” they immediately think of rehabilitation for someone with a sports injury. And while that’s accurate, physical therapists work with many types of patients, presenting with a wide variety of injuries, conditions and diseases. In fact, the profession of physical therapy can be divided into many distinct practice areas.
According to the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS), there are nine areas in which physical therapists can receive advanced certification. A few of these specialty areas, which cover most of the injuries, diseases and age populations treated by physical therapists, include:
The symptoms of major depressive disorder, the most common type of depression, range from an overwhelming feeling of sadness and loss of interest in most activities to insomnia and cognitive difficulties. Medications—including antidepressants such selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)—and psychotherapy are common treatment options but some experts are now singing the praises of a cheap and easy alternative: exercise. Many experts are studying whether exercise, either alone or in combination with other treatments, can help those suffering from depression, a mental illness that affects 25% of Americans. A review study published in ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal titled “Is...
Primacare Physical Therapy announces the opening of its 7th location in Atlanta. The new clinic is located in Johns Creek GA. This will serve the population of N. Fulton and Forsyth County
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Primacare Physical Therapy Announces the opening of the 6th Physical Therapy location in Gwinnett County, Georgia
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Nrocross GA 30092
Primacare Physical Therapy Awarded Best of 2015 on Kudzu
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Suwanee GA – Jan. 11, 2016 – Primacare Physical Therapy was named a Best of 2015 winner in Suwanee, GA on Kudzu, the leading source of local business information and consumer reviews. Over 5 million businesses competed across 30 categories, and winners were awarded based on the highest number of votes and reviews received on Kudzu.com.
Primacare Physical Therapy has 5 locations in Gwinnett County- Suwanee, Buford, Lawrenceville, Duluth and Norcross. Its friendly therapists and staff take great pride and care in treating patients
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Primacare Physical Therapy is now part of all Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and Humana products. This includes BCBS PPO, BCBS HMO, BCBS POS, Humana X and Humana Gold Choice.
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SATURDAY, Nov. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis, new research suggests.
The study included 206 people with hip and knee osteoarthritis, average age 66, who were divided into two groups. One group received usual care, while the other group had regular exercise, physical therapy or both added to their standard care.
After two years, those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone, the investigators found.
The study findings are scheduled for presentation Saturday at the...
Medicare Open Enrollment begins today
Seniors have more high quality choices for Medicare health and drug plans
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the start of the Medicare Open Enrollment, which begins today, October 15th and ends December 7th. CMS encourages people with Medicare to review their current health and prescription drug coverage options for 2015.
For 2015, steadily increasing quality of plans should give seniors confidence that they have an array of quality choices at competitive prices. Quality in Medicare Advantage and the Part D Prescription Drug Program continues to improve. About 60 percent of Medicare Advantage...
Primacare Physical Therapy now accepts all Humana products including Humana PPO, POS, HMO, Gold Choice HMO and Humana X in all its locations.
Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls. Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says
By Tara Haelle
THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The more fit middle-school girls are, the less likely they may be to develop symptoms of depression, according to a recent study.
Although the effect of fitness on depression was small, improvements in fitness may be part of an overall strategy for reducing the risk of depression in middle-schoolers, according to Camilo Ruggero, lead researcher and an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Texas. Other strategies might include school-based or family therapy, which can both treat and help prevent depression in at-risk kids.
"Fitness is not a cure-all, but it's a...
Why get surgery if you don’t need it? Those who experience nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, for example, would do just as well with "conservative treatment" such as physical therapy.
That's according to a study published in Bone and Joint Journal ("Treatment of nontraumatic rotator cuff tears: A randomised controlled trial with one-year clinical results" – January 2014), which found that patients who received physical therapy alone for rotator cuff tears showed similar rates of physical improvement and patient satisfaction to those who received arthroscopic surgery or open surgical repair, combined with physical therapy.
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t's no news that Americans have become more obese during the past 15 years, but a new study adds an interesting perspective—the dramatic gains may be almost entirely due to lack of physical activity, and not an increase in caloric intake.
In an article e-published ahead of print in the American Journal of Medicine (abstract only available for free), researchers examined data from National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) administered between 1988 and 2010. Much of what they discovered about rates of obesity, overweight, and abdominal obesity have been well-substantiated, but some twists to the story were uncovered when researchers looked at these data in terms of...
In a groundbreaking study that looked at how diet, exercise and other non-drug interventions affect cognitive decline, researchers see some hope for relatively easy dementia-fighting strategies
Dr. Miia Kivipelto from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden knew that several studies have linked some lifestyle behaviors, such as exercise and a healthy diet, as well as being more socially active, to less cognitive decline and stronger scores on memory and organizational tests. But it wasn’t clear whether people who ate better, exercised more and had more friends also shared something else in common that could explain their ability to slow down dementia symptoms.
Physical Therapy for Jaw Pain and Dizziness? Six Conditions You May Not Realize Physical Therapists Treat
Sports injuries, arthritis, low back pain – all well-known reasons to seek help from a physical therapist. But during National Physical Therapy Month, Athletico wants people to know about some unexpected ways a physical therapist can improve a person’s health, helping with conditions ranging from cancer treatment side effects to incontinence. Here are six health conditions that you may not know a physical therapist treats.
• Dizziness: A severe type of dizziness called vertigo causes a sudden spinning sensation that can be very debilitating. Most cases of vertigo are caused by an inner ear problem, and often can be eliminated in one as little as one session of physical therapy...