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

lungs hospitals pneumonia health-and-medicine physical-therapy

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

exercise athletes muscles health-and-medicine injuries knees physical-therapy

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

virtual-reality featured health-and-medicine physical-therapy

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

older-adults motivation science-and-technology injuries strokes physical-therapy

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

medicare insurance hospitals health-and-medicine strokes physical-therapy

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

hospitals seniors older-adults health-and-medicine physical-therapy

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

education spine learning health-and-medicine hands physical-therapy