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What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. The 2 sides of the sacroiliac joint normally work together. If 1 side becomes stiff, they will not move together and this causes pain or muscle stiffn...

The psoas muscle (pronounced SO-as) may be the most important muscle in your body. Without this essential muscle group you wouldn’t even be able to get out of the bed in the morning!

In fact, whether you run, bike, dance, practice yoga, or just hang out on your cou...

June 2, 2017

What is the Core?

When you hear the term “core,” abdominal muscles may immediately come to mind. However, the core actually comprises much more than just the abs. The core includes all the deep and superficial muscles used to stabilize, align, and move the trunk of the...

May 1, 2017

In brief:

  • Study analyzed data from 170 million visits to a primary care physician 1997–2010

  • Referrals for physical therapy occurred in 10% of the visits, a rate that was fairly constant during the study period

  • Prescriptions for opioids rose from about 15%...

March 11, 2017

In brief:

  • CDC estimates arthritis prevalence in the US, based on more than 100,000 responses to National Health Interview Survey, 2013-2015

  • Total prevalence is estimated at 54.4 million Americans—about 20% of the US population, with 32 million being of working...

March 6, 2017

In brief:

  • Study analyzed self-reported function and symptoms, pinch-tip grip, and cervical ROM among 100 women with CTS—half received surgery; half received multimodal manual therapy

  • Physical therapy group showed significant gains over surgery group at 1 month...

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