Category Archive for: ‘Physical Therapy’

Navigating Medicare Policy on Physical Therapy and Other Services

By ANN CARRNS MAY 29, 2014 For years, some people on Medicare had difficulty getting insurance coverage approved for physical therapy, occupational therapy and other treatments. The prevailing approach was that if the therapy was not helping to improve a patient’s condition, then it was not eligible for coverage. “They’d get denied because they weren’t improving, or because they had plateaued,” …

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The Posture Guru of Silicon Valley

  By AMY SCHOENFELD Published: May 11, 2011 Multimedia Mr. Drudge, 46, hasn’t just been sitting for two decades. Like so many workers chained to their technology, he has been hunched over desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, and it’s all taken a toll on his body. He tries to limit the time he spends sitting to four or five hours …

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Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees

Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Ask Well I’m looking for exercises to strengthen aging knees. I’m in my late 60s, and I take part in dancing, weightlifting and yoga. All this makes me feel good, gives me plenty of energy and helps me control my weight. But my knees hurt enough to make me wonder how …

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Physical Therapy is Effective for Management of Low-Back Pain

A new review article published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons should help convince many patients with low back pain to consider physical therapy as a first line of treatment for their condition, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The review, published in February 2009, recommends that in most cases of symptomatic lumbar degenerative …

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Alexander Technique Eases Back Pain

Study Shows Physical Therapy Method Is Useful for Chronic Back PainBy Caroline WilbertWebMD Health NewsReviewed by Louise Chang, MD Aug. 19, 2008 — The Alexander technique, a little-known type of physical therapy designed to reduce chronic pain, is more effective at reducing back pain than exercise alone or massage therapy, according to a new study. The study, published in the …

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Feldenkrais: Helping The Body Adjust To Problems

Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette Wednesday, July 23, 2008By Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-GazetteRebecca Droke/Post-GazetteRichard Lynn, 54, of Squirrel Hill, receives Feldenkrais movement therapy from Mark Shefsiek at the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine. If you’re suffering pain or a loss of mobility from an injury or a stroke, you might want to give Feldenkrais a try. Feldenkrais can’t cure what ails you. But …

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