UniSA researchers have adopted a novel approach to help stroke victims recover greater use of their paralysed limbs, giving patients the chance to re-train their brains at home.
In August 2018, Gov. Bruce Rauner, R-Ill., signed into law a bill that would allow patients in Illinois to seek out the services of a physical therapist without a referral from a physician or orthopedic surgeon. This expands previous policies on direct access to physical therapy for patients.
A sum of 394 candidates were analyzed to assess the impact of starting formal physical therapy (PT) the afternoon of postoperative day (POD) 0 following total knee arthroplasty, instead of starting PT the morning of POD 1 on the length of stay (LOS) in hospital.
MCL injuries often happen during contact sports. Direct contact to the outside of the knee during a collision can push the knee sideways. This puts a lot of pressure on the MCL, which can tear. Contracting the muscle while running and turning can also put enough stress on the ligament to sprain or tear it.