Category Archives: Surgery

09 Thu

Physical Therapy is just as good as surgery for a common back problem

Physical Therapy is just as good as surgery for a common back problem Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CGFI   In a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in April 2015, physical therapy can be just as good as surgery for spinal stenosis.  So you can...
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09 Tue

Physical Therapy and/or Knee Replacement

Physical Therapy and/or Knee Replacement MICHELLE MILLNER, PT, DPT, OCS   Knee replacement surgery is increasingly popular among patients with knee pain.  It is often touted as a miracle cure.  Simply remove the damaged bone and replace it with new metal and plastic components.  It sounds wonderful, but...
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05 Tue

How can Visceral Manipulation help you?

How can Visceral Manipulation help you? Written by: Yuchin Chang, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT I’ve learned a couple of Visceral Manipulation (VM) techniques from my fellow therapists, but I was never formally introduced to it. This year, I had an opportunity to attend a VM course, which was so...
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05 Thu

When to return to sports after ACL surgery

When to return to sports after ACL surgery Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI Many times I’ve been asked by a patient that’s had reconstructive surgery for their ACL: “When can I go back to playing ______?”  I tell them that returning to sports after...
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03 Tue

What is direct access?

What is direct access? Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, OCS, CKTP, CGFI   Did you know that you can see a physiotherapist without going to a physician first?  It’s called “direct access” and it’s a law in 46 states (.pdf link) that allows a healthcare consumer, that’s...
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27 Tue

Eccentric muscle rehabilitation for athletes

Eccentric muscle rehabilitation for athletes Written by:  Paul Kochoa, PT, DPT, CKTP, CGFI   Stability and mobility are key components to athletic movement.  Joints need to move through the proper range of motion, but still be able to accept and control the amount of force that is placed...
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