A weird thing happens when we get really invested in a sport, like running or skateboarding or intramural basketball or goat yoga: Eventually, in some way or another, we get injured….
The national effort to curb the opioid crisis faces another big potential obstacle — insurers who won’t pay for less-addictive ways to control patients’ pain.
Brian Whitfield sat on the floor of his office, back against the wall, gun in hand and a heavy-duty garbage bag nearby. The gun was intended to kill himself. The…
Millions of people undergo physical therapy (PT) each year — about 9 million in the U.S. alone, in fact. On average, they spend weeks performing rehabilitory exercises that last between…
Experts predict that the digital health market is going to be the hottest trend this year and that by 2020 the industry is expected to generate $206 billion.
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The Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force released new guidance for pain management in the United States in the age of the opioid epidemic.
Last summer, Ashley Wallace took a deep breath as she stepped into Assembly member Patrick O’Donnell’s office. “I was incredibly nervous,” she recalled. “I had been preparing to make sure…
Philadelphia has made numerous efforts to address the opioid epidemic—but too little has been done to increase access to non-opioid treatments for pain. Guidelines such as those written by the CDC and the…
Hip or knee replacement surgery used to require a lengthy hospital stay for recuperation, followed by rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility. In 1990 the average length of a hospital…
Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says. This approach, called proactive physical therapy, can help correct imbalances in amateur…