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Brett Sears

Updated Articles and Resources

By Brett Sears

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Take a Walk to Decrease Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      If you have knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA), walking may help to decrease your pain and prevent functional loss.
    • Methods Your Physical Therapist Uses to Manage Your Pain Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn how physical therapy can help decrease or eliminate your pain after injury or illness.
    • The George Washington University Created: Monday, October 02, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Information on the physical therapy school at The George Washington University.
    • University of the Pacific Created: Saturday, September 16, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Information on the University of the Pacific's Physical Therapy Program.
    • Diastisis Recti Created: Saturday, April 15, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Diastisis recti is a medical condition in which there is a separation of the right and left rectus abdominus muscle.
    • Gluteal Sets Created: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Gluteal sets are easy exercises that strengthen the gluteal muscles of the hip.
    • Knee Post-Operative Protocols Used in Physical Therapy Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn about various post-op protocols for knee rehabilitation including protocols for ACL reconstruction, total knee replacement, and lateral release surgery.
    • Progression of Exercises to Treat Low Back Pain and Sciatica Created: Thursday, October 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      If you have low back pain, you can learn which exercises to do, and when to do them.
    • Medications Used During Iontophoresis in Physical Therapy Created: Monday, April 29, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn about the various types of medications used during iontophoresis treatments in physical therapy.
    • 7 Signs that You Should Find a Different Physical Therapist Created: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Here are some signs and signals that perhaps you should find a different physical therapist.
    • Physical Therapy Treatments and Modalities Created: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Treatments and modalities commonly used by physical therapists and physical therapy assistants to help decrease pain, increase strength and motion, and improve functional mobility.
    • The Flexion Rotation Exercise for Low Back Pain Created: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn how to perform the flexion rotation exercise to help treat your low back pain.
    • As a diabetic, how can I prevent foot ulcers from developing? Created: Monday, March 28, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Foot care is especially important in people with diabetes. Foot inspections looking for cuts and redness should be performed daily.
    • Exercises for Vertigo or Dizziness Caused by BPPV Created: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      If you have BPPV, a type of vertigo, this step-by-step program of Brandt Daroff exercises may help decrease your symptoms.
    • Tendonitis Created: Sunday, April 10, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, structures that attatch muscle to bone. Overuse is the most common cause of tendonitis. Treating tendonitis often involves resting the involved muscle.
    • Runner's Knee Created: Thursday, June 16, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Runner's knee, or patellofemoral syndrome, is caused by the patella bone rubbing on the femur. Review the symptoms, causes, and management of runner's knee.
    • Salter-Harris Fracture in Children Created: Thursday, May 31, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn about the Salter-Harris fracture in children and how physical therapy can help.
    • Sprain Created: Thursday, October 16, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      A sprain refers an injury sustained to a ligament in the body.
    • Chondromalacia Created: Wednesday, June 01, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Chondromalacia describes a softening of the cartilage behind the knee cap.
    • Torticollis Created: Tuesday, March 01, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Description of torticollis, a condition found in children.
    • The Unhappy Triad Created: Saturday, January 01, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      The Unhappy Triad refers to a knee injury involving the medial collateral ligament, anterior cruciate ligament, and the medial meniscus.
    • Ligaments of the Knee Joint Created: Thursday, December 16, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      A brief overview and description of the human knee joint.
    • Plantar Fasciitis Created: Sunday, August 07, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that affects the bottom surface of the feet.
    • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Created: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs from compression of neurovascular structures in the neck.
    • Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation- Management of Acute Injuries Created: Sunday, December 19, 2004 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      RICE is an acronym used for the initial management of acute sports injuries. Learn how to put these steps into effect.
    • Muscle Strength Measurement Created: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Measuring the strength of your muscles can help your physical therapist determine the best treatment for you." itemprop="description">> Sunday, October 16, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Shin splints is an overuse injury that results in pain along the lower leg area.
    • Stress Fractures Created: Monday, March 07, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      A brief definition of stress fracture along with some tips for rehabilitation.
    • Common Causes of Back Pain Created: Sunday, March 13, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      There are many causes of back pain. Find out what most commonly results in this symptom." itemprop="description"> Saturday, January 01, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Strengthening and stretching back, stomach, and thigh muscles, can help you reduce or prevent problems with back pain." itemprop="description">> Sunday, March 08, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Sacroiliac dysfunction is a condition that occurs when the sacroiliac joint becomes injured or inflamed and pain results." itemprop="description">>
    • Cervical Spondylosis Created: Sunday, May 06, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Cervical spondylosis is a degenerative condition involving the vertebrae and discs of the neck. " itemprop="description">