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Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)

WHAT IS MDT? MDT is an acronym that represents “mechanical diagnosis and treatment”. It is often referred to in orthopedic physical medicine literature. MDT therapy is a specific assessment and treatment algorithm that uses coordinated movement...

Knee Extension After A Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

Knee Extension After A Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)     Total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) are among the most common orthopedic procedures performed in the United States. In the U.S., approximately 700,000 TKAs are performed annually.1 Considering...

What is Dry Needling?

WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING? Dry needling is a skilled intervention that creates a systemic response for the management of chronic and acute neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling utilizes sterile, single-use, thin filiform needles to...

Hamstring Strain Rehabilitation

What is a hamstring injury? A hamstring muscle strain is a common sports injury at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. Participants in track, football, baseball, soccer, and rugby are especially prone to this injury...

Dynamic Movement Assessment

What is Dynamic Movement Assessment? The Dynamic Movement Assessment (DMA) is a research-based performance and movement assessment examination. It contains a set of essential athletic movements (applicable across multiple sports) that allows us to objectively identify...

Knee Injuries and Prevention

WHAT’S AN ACL Not everyone knows what the letters A.C.L stand for, but any sports participant or avid sports fan has likely heard them before, which is usually followed by the thought of “that athlete’s season...

Physical Therapy and Weight Management

THE EPIDEMIC Obesity in America has steadily and unfortunately been on the rise. Current studies would indicate that more than 1/3 of adults and 17% of youth are obese, which is standardly measured via body mass...

Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for the Cervical Spine

MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY FOR THE CERVICAL SPINE It is possible that the mysterious MDT acronym has crossed your path and not meant much to you. We hope it becomes more meaningful after this brief read....

To Manipulate or Not to Manipulate, That is the Question

Orthopedic manipulations have been a medical intervention since 400 BC, in the days of Hippocrates. The word “manipulation” can mean many things in the health care field, some good and some bad. To highlight an example...

How to Heal Through Heat Therapy

Injuries can be unavoidable, especially when “being active” is your motto. When you’re injured, it’s vital to choose the right type of therapies and treatment to ensure your body heals properly and quickly. The abundance of...