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Strength Training for Pain Relief

Incorporating strengthening exercises into physical therapy can enhance recovery and relieve pain, although clients and even some physical therapists might need some convincing, Nate Murray, PT, shares in the October/November 2021 issue of Physical Therapy Products.

Add This to ACL Rehab To Help Improve Physical Therapy Outcomes

People with anterior cruciate ligament injuries can lose up to 40% of the muscle strength in the affected leg–with muscle atrophy remaining a big problem even after ACL reconstruction and physical therapy. Adding eccentric exercises could dramatically increase muscle volume and improve outcomes for patients, according to a University of Michigan study in rats, published in Journal of Athletic Training.

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Abilitech’s New Year’s Resolution: FDA Approval for Assist Wearable Device

Abilitech Medical will begin clinical trials of the Abilitech Assist in 2020 as it seeks to obtain FDA clearance of its product, a wearable device designed to help people living with muscular dystrophy or multiple sclerosis, or have experienced a spinal cord injury or stroke, perform activities of daily living more easily.

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