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Physical Therapist’s Guide to Low Back Pain

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own. For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disabil...

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Physical Therapist’s Guide to Osteoarthritis of the Knee

of the knee (knee OA) is the inflammation and degeneration of the bones that form the knee joint (osteo=bone, arthro=joint, itis=inflammation). The diagnosis of knee OA is based on 2 primary findings: radiographic evidence of changes in bone health (through medical images such as x-ray and MRI) and an individua...

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Managing Arthritis

An estimated 1 in 5 adults (46 million) and 1 in 250 children (294,000) are diagnosed annually with arthritis in the United States. Further, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that the prevalence of arthritis will increase to 67 million adults by 2030. More than 100 inflammatory and noninflammatory conditions are categorized as...

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