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What to Expect When Visiting a Physical Therapist for Lower Back Pain

January 27, 2018 |

Physical therapists (PTs) are a diverse group of health care professionals. They are employed in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient private practices, and in many more locations. There are nearly half a million PTs in the United States, who were trained in various universities, all around the country. In addition to their formal graduate school…

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What would a Physical Therapist do for Lower Back Pain?  It Depends…

September 10, 2017 |

Lower back pain continues to be one of the leading reasons why patients visit their primary care physician.  It is so prevalent that hundreds, maybe thousands of treatment approaches have been invented to “cure” it.  If you come across a health care practitioner, self-proclaimed expert, or vendor at the state fair who has a technique…

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Medical Model in USA Missing the Mark for Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

August 31, 2017 |

Healthcare remains the number one concern of Americans, with over 60% indicating it is their primary concern.  Costs and deductibles keep rising, while access to quality care has largely not improved.  Meanwhile, proposals from both sides of the aisle have done little to control costs of care.  It is frustrating that powerful lobbyists within the…

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Lower Back Pain: What should I do? A Physical Therapy Perspective

June 16, 2017 |

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit their family physician and it has been estimated that over 80% of people will have a significant incidence of lower back pain during their lifetime. In a sense, this fact makes lower back pain more ‘normal’ than ‘abnormal.’ Because of its high prevalence,…

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