Month: February 2010

Understanding and applying therapeutic exercise techniques

The third edition of Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries is the most comprehensive text available for understanding and applying therapeutic exercise techniques. Thoroughly updated, this major resource contains an extensive explanation of the science and application involved in developing safe therapeutic programmes for the general population as well as specific programmes for individuals. The text presents the most current evidence-based information regarding therapeutic exercise techniques available.

Promising new treatment for sprains and strains

The Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of Virginia Health System is using a cutting-edge therapy called platelet rich plasma (PRP) to help heal injured ligaments, tendons and muscles. PRP therapy has gained some national media attention because of its use with high-profile, professional American Footballers such as Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers; Hines and Chris Canty of the New York Giants. “PRP treatment is ideal for both elite athletes and weekend warriors,” explains David Diduch, MD, professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University. “Our goal is to speed up the healing process and possibly prevent the need for invasive procedures like surgery.”