WATCH: Can virtual reality really transform physical therapy?

Researchers have long seen the potential of virtual reality in rehabilitating patients with movement disorders. But do treatments using VR have advantages over traditional physical therapy? Danielle Levac at Northeastern University’s ReGame laboratory is trying to answer that question. “What […]

Physical therapy helps recover arm function in chronic CVA

(HealthDay)—Physical therapy promotes the recovery of arm function and neuroplasticity in all chronic stroke patients, according to a study published online April 25 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Raquel Carvalho, P.T., from the University of Minho in Braga, […]

Physical therapy proves as effective as surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome

Physical therapy is as effective as surgery in treating carpal tunnel syndrome, according to a new study published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy® (JOSPT®). Researchers in Spain and the United States report that […]

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis: Tips for Recovery from an MS Attack

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the central nervous system and the transmission of information between the brain and the body. Multiple sclerosis (MS) can be difficult to predict, making it hard for those with MS to manage the disease. […]