Sports Medicine Research

One of the things I find interesting about the field of physical therapy/sports medicine is how few concrete facts there are about many things that people assume are good for them. For example, most people have learned to stretch before exercising. About a decade or so ago, however, static stretching before running was found to… Continue reading Sports Medicine Research

Regrowing Muscle

Although you learn in General Biology that animal cells cannot de-differentiate and heal major injuries, it looks like researchers are aiming to change that. Here’s a really interesting article about a U.S. marine who lost 70% of his right thigh muscles in Afghanistan but with the help of researchers, was able to grow the muscles… Continue reading Regrowing Muscle

More Good PT News: Physical Therapists Are Happy

Forbes recently included Physical Therapy as the 5th Best-Entry Level Job. It joins other health care industry jobs, as well as several in engineering as some of the most desirable jobs. PT recieved the nod for having a high average salary, but also for “report[ing] favorable company cultures.” Other notable factors were, “peers, supervisors and… Continue reading More Good PT News: Physical Therapists Are Happy