Research Library

Research & Bulletins For Physicians

Primary Spine & Rehab (formerly The Health & Wellness Centers of Enfield and Suffield) has a number of resources geared to the interests and needs of the prescribers who refer their patients to pain management, physical therapy, or chiropractic.

Primary Spine & Rehab routinely mails newsletters to physicians to explain treatment options available through referral and to highlight the most current thinking in physical therapy. Here we have posted a few of these newsletters for your perusal.

Regenerative Medicine
Platelet-Rich Plasma Overview Tennis Elbow: Cut Recurrence Rates in Half Prolotherapy: Addressing Ligamentous Healing Deficits for Improved Musculoskeletal Outcomes Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy Corticosteroids, Rehab, Prolotherapy, or Surgery?
Lymphedema
Stop Swelling Before it Becomes Irreversible Lymphedema
Vestibular Rehab
BPPV - 2013 BPPV - Osteoporosis BPPV Improvements for All Types of Vestibular Disorders Who Should Receive Vestibular Rehabilitation? Vestibular Rehabilitation: The Efficacy of Self-Treatment
Back Pain
Acute LBP: Guidelines Recommend Spinal Manipulation Low Back Pain: Better Classification Improves Outcomes Degenerative Disc: Rehab vs Surgery Acute Low Back Pain: Manipulation vs Diclofenac Do Most PTs Treat Back Pain Incorrectly? Non-Specific Low Back Pain: Don't Treat It as an Injury Low Back Pain: Atrophy of the Multifidus Predicts Chronic Pain Occupational Low Back Pain: Clinically Different from Other LBP Low Back Pain & Faster Return to Work Low Back Pain: Best Timing for Physical Therapy Referral Low Back Pain: Prognostic Indicators McKenzie Method: Faster Results, Lower Costs McKenzie Method Found Effective in Treatment of Sciatica
Neck
Degenerative Cervical Spine Disease Physical Therapy for Whiplash Improving Outcomes - Reducing Societal Costs Is Physical Therapy Cost-Effective in Whiplash Treatment? Expert Recommendations for Treating Whiplash in the Acute Phase
Knee
Knee Osteoarthritis: The Most Common Treatment Shown to be the Least Effective Physical Therapy Comparable to Surgery for Meniscal Tearing with Osteoarthritis
Hip
Hip Osteoarthritis Predictors of Positive Response to Physical Therapy
Shoulder
Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy Corticosteroids, Rehab, Prolotherapy, or Surgery?
TMJ
Does Research Support Physical Therapy Treatments for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Other
Ankylosing Spondylitis Uniquely Qualified Dry Needling for Myofascial Pain Fall Risk Assessment: An Opportunity for Clinicians to Save Time on Senior Exams Fall Prevention - Knee Osteoarthritis Headaches Kinesio Taping Chronic Migraine Sufferers More than Twice as Likely to Have Muscle & Joint Disorders Mulligan Technique: Pain Release Phenomenon New Study Confirms OTC NSAIDs Increase Risk of Hearing Loss among Women When Recommending Specific Exercises, Professional Contact Improves Outcomes A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials The Efficacy of Corticosteroid Injections for Tendinopathy Graston Technique: Addressing Fibrosis to Improve Tendinopathies The Sequelae of Bed Rest: Elderly Patients Lose Muscle Mass at Three Times the Normal Rate