Virtual PT during COVID exposed internet gaps for rural kids

A switch to telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic exposed gaps in internet access for children getting physical therapy who live in rural areas.

Brian Consiglio-Missouri • futurity
Aug. 30, 2021 ~5 min

Opioid lawsuit payout plans overlook a vital need: pain management care and research focused on smarter use of addictive drugs

Ending the opioid epidemic requires addressing not only treatment gaps in addiction and overdose, but also inadequate pain management.

Mark C. Bicket, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan • conversation
Aug. 20, 2021 ~9 min

More PT and OT cuts death risk for pneumonia patients

Physical therapy and occupational therapy leads to fewer hospital readmissions and lower death risk for patients with pneumonia, a new study shows.

Amerigo Allegretto-Pitt • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Are ‘eccentric’ exercises best for ACL injuries?

People with ACL injuries can lose up to 40% of the muscle strength in that leg. Eccentric exercises can build it back up, research in rats indicates.

Laura Bailey-Michigan • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~5 min

VR could act as a digital physical therapist at home

A virtual reality avatar could guide patients to successfully complete physical therapy exercises in their own home.

Alice Scott-Warwick • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~3 min

Goals boost recovery for older adults in physical therapy

A new type of goal-oriented therapy helps older patients recover more fully than standard occupational or physical therapy.

Jim Dryden-WUSTL • futurity
Aug. 2, 2019 ~4 min

Physical therapy varies for stroke patients on Medicare

Stroke patients who get more physical therapy are less likely to return to the hospital. Why aren't those on Medicare getting a standard amount?

Mollie Rappe-Brown • futurity
April 29, 2019 ~6 min

Home health care can prevent repeat hospital stays

More than 3.3 million patients each year return to the hospital within 90 days of discharge. Home health care may reduce the need for readmission.

Patrick Broadwater-Rochester • futurity
April 10, 2019 ~3 min

Spine device trains hands of future physical therapists

The new "SpinalLog" device uses foam and sensors to let physical therapy students practice moving the spine—no patient required.

Holly Bennett-U. Melbourne • futurity
March 21, 2019 ~2 min