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Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy News From Medical News Today

After a serious injury, illness or surgery, you may recover slowly. You may need to regain your strength, relearn skills or find new ways of doing things you did before. This process is called rehabilitation. Rehabilitation often focuses on physical thera

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Why do I have pain in my upper thigh?

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:00:00 PST

Learn about different causes of upper thigh pain, from injuries to nerve problems. We look at the associated symptoms and treatment options.

How should you sleep if you have lower back pain?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain.

Stroke: Can the brain 'rewire' itself to aid recovery?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Trimming the whiskers of mice after a stroke seems to create space in the brain for rewiring and shortens time to recover use of the affected limb.

What is iliotibial band syndrome and how is it treated?

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Learn about iliotibial band syndrome and how it is treated. We include a list of stretches and exercises that can help treat and prevent this condition.

What to know about iliopsoas bursitis

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at iliopsoas bursitis, a condition that can cause pain in the hip joint. Included is detail on recovery time and exercises for prevention.

What is tendinosis?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

In this article, learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatments for tendinosis, as well as what makes it different from tendinitis.

What causes muscle soreness and stiffness?

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

Muscle stiffness is when the muscles feel tight and difficult to move. Most cases can be treated with home remedies, but some require medical attention.

What is bursitis of the shoulder?

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about bursitis of the shoulder, a painful condition affecting the shoulder joint. We look at symptoms, causes, and ways of relieving the pain.

What exercises are good for Parkinson's disease?

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about the benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's disease, including the types of exercise that may be most useful, tips, and considerations

How do you get rid of keloids?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

A look at keloids and how to get rid of them. Included is detail on why keloids form, their relation to body piercings, and the outlook.

What is opponent process theory and its relationship to addiction

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

A look at opponent process theory. Included is an overview, a look at its relation to addiction, how it works in a therapeutic or work setting, and more.

What you need to know about dyskinesia

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 PST

We look at dyskinesia, including the main symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about this condition that results in involuntary movements here.

Could tai chi encourage more patients to take up cardiac rehab?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:00:00 PST

Tai chi did not raise aerobic fitness, but it increased physical activity, was liked, and was adhered to by heart patients who refused conventional rehab.

Scars: Are they preventable?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

While many scars do not hamper everyday life, some cause life-long problems. Find out how scars form and why it is so difficult to prevent them.

Six yoga poses for prostate enlargement

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PST

Yoga has many benefits, In this article, learn about six yoga poses that can help ease and manage the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Epley maneuver: A treatment for vertigo

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

The Epley maneuver is a gentle exercise that is used to treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Learn how it is performed, and how it helps.

How to get rid of dizziness: Medications and remedies

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PST

There are many potential causes for dizziness, and it can cause a lot of distress in daily life. Learn how to prevent and manage dizziness effectively.

Dorsiflexion: Injuries and mobility exercises

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 03:00:00 PST

Dorsiflexion is the movement of raising the foot upwards. Learn about the potential injuries that can affect dorsiflexion, and exercises to treat them.

Soft robotic exosuits help patients walk after stroke

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have created lightweight and low-profile soft robotic ankle supports that could help stroke patients walk with less difficulty and more normal strides.

Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...

Mobility aids: Types, benefits, and use

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

Mobility aids are designed to help people with their independence and reduce pain. What types of mobility aids are there and who can benefit from them?

Using the stairs just got easier with energy-recycling steps

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier.

Colles fracture: Treatment and recovery

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Colles fracture is the medical name for a broken wrist. In this article, learn about the causes of Colles fractures, how they can be treated, and recovery.

Frontal lobe: Functions, structure, and damage

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

What is the frontal lobe? in this article, learn about the functions of the frontal lobe, the effects of damage to it, and possible treatments.

Computer model simulates sense of touch from the entire hand

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PST

The software will allow scientists to simulate the response of the entire nerve and use it to create realistic touch sensations with bionic hands.