When my patients present with chronic joint pain, along with abdominal obesity and hypertension I suspect underlying inflammation. While this may seem to be an easy determination, the treatment is more involved. Many patients will already be taking a regimen of anti-in...

Health care costs will unquestionably increase during the next 30 years, as a result of baby boomers “coming of age” and accessing Medicare benefits. The economic and social impact of the future growth of US health care expenditures for the elderly will be significant....

I have often addressed how the physical therapist might initiate conversation about weight loss with their patient. However a plan to see your patient make a successful healthy lifestyle change that would facilitate weight loss and improved health must include informat...

Every orthopedic physical therapist is confronted with the obese patient who is 80-100 pounds overweight and has osteoarthritis of the knees. After performing hundreds of straight leg raises along with other strengthening exercises, along with nonweightbearing activiti...

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    Every orthopedic physical therapist is confronted with the obese patient who is 80-100 pounds overweight and has osteoarthritis of the knees. After pe...

    How to Address Obesity in the Patient with Osteoarthritis of the Weight Bearing Joints

    July 12, 2017

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