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Knee Patients Spending Millions on Wasted Treatments, Study Finds

Wasted treatments for knee pain have racked up millions of dollars in medical bills, researchers reported Tuesday. Patients who had knee replacements went through treatments such as injections that did not help, that are not recommended, and that accounted for a third of their total medical bills, the researchers found. hey would have saved money, …

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Smart Glove helps stroke patients rehabilitate

LAS VEGAS (CNNMoney) — After his father and two uncles suffered strokes, Hoyoung Ban decided to develop a device to help people regain control of their hands. Called the Rapael Smart Glove from Neofect, the white glove wraps around a patient’s hand and has movement and position sensors on the fingers and wrists. An Android …

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Basketball’s Secret Weapon: A Physical Therapist

February 18, 2016: Kobe Bryant called her his secret weapon.  And as head physical therapist of the Los Angeles Lakers, Judy Seto, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, MBA, CSCS, PES, CES, not only works to keep the 18-time NBA All Star healthy and on the court, but his teammates as well.   Her responsibilities span a …

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Back injury…are you doing things right?

Since I primarily treat people who have been injured on the job, I tend to see a lot of low back injuries, so I apologize if many of my posts are about the spine. With that being said, here is another. Recently I have been studying the effects of prolonged sitting and repetitive lifting on …

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Injury prevention for runner

I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Johnston from Mountain Orthopedics the other day. We were talking about running injuries and he shared some interesting thoughts. The bottom line is, he is a very firm believer in variety. He feels the majority of running injuries he treats could be prevented if people didn’t always run …

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Dizziness…is it BPPV?

Did you know the most common cause of dizziness is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?  BPPV is caused by displacement of otoconia (“ear rocks/crystals” made from calcium carbonate) inside the inner ear.  Causes of BPPV include infection, head injury and degeneration with advance age.  The incidence increases with each decade of life.  We can help!  The success rate for a single …

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