Evidence-based practice is the integration of clinical expertise, patient values and the best research evidence into the decision making process for patient care. It allows us to provide you with exceptional physical therapy that stands above the rest.
Below you will find recent research we are highlighting and using in our clinical decision making.
Are you currently experiencing shoulder pain or difficulty lifting your arm up overhead or out to the side? If you are, you’re not alone. And we are here to help!
The risk of shoulder injuries increase with age and can affect not only the shoulder, but also the clavicle, thoracic spine and sternum. If left untreated, pain can increase, muscle weaknesses can develop, and general function with everyday activities become increasingly difficult. This means you shouldn’t wait to get treatment!
If you fall into this category, or if you want to prevent shoulder pain from occurring, our group of highly trained clinicians are available in person or via Telehealth to help you beat your pain and meet your fitness goals.
Want to learn more? Check out this article from the March 2020 issue of the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine which supports manual therapy and progressive exercise guided by a licensed physical therapist over injection or taping alone. We look forward to hearing from you!
Have you experienced or recently undergone an ACL repair/reconstruction?
Are you still having trouble with activities of daily living (ADLs) like walking, lifting, getting in/out of your car or are you hesitant to go back to certain activities like running, surfing or paritcipating in an intense sport?
Did you know that if you return to your activities and sports to soon, the risk of re-injury goes up 7-fold? Recent research indicates that 9 months is the magic number for return.
Whether you have or haven't tried physical therapy as a part of your rehabilitation after surgery, our staff at Best Life is uniquely qualified to give you the confidence you need to return to doing the things you love. Our expert physical therapists are here to help you achieve your goals. Call today!
If you want to learn more, check out this abstract from the study:
Young Athletes Who Return to Sport Before 9 Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Have a Rate of New Injury 7 Times That of Those Who Delay Return
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You can receive physical therapy at Best Life Physical Therapy without a doctor's prescription (and we can still bill through insurance). This saves both time and money. Schedule an appointment today.
At Best Life Physical Therapy, we are plugged into latest in physical therapy news and techiniques. You can trust that the latest reasearch and cutting-edge techniques are being encorporated into your treatment plan. We also offer specialized programs to meet your needs.
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