physical therapy Archives
Treating delirium detected in the ED
Mar. 7, 2023—Higher intensity physical or occupational therapy may be a useful intervention to shorten delirium duration in older hospitalized adults, Vanderbilt researchers recently reported.
Coaching program takes new approach to physical therapy
Oct. 20, 2022—The Vanderbilt Health Coaching Program allows health care professional to take additional training in the science of supporting patients to change behavior.
Phillips honored by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association
May. 13, 2021—Shantel Phillips, PT, DPT, OCS, physical therapist for Vanderbilt Orthopaedics, has been named Clinical Educator of the Year by the American Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).
Strength training for osteoarthritis
Mar. 18, 2021—High-intensity strength training is not more effective than low-intensity training or educational efforts for reducing knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis.
Orthopaedic Surgery offering virtual physical therapy
Mar. 18, 2021—The Department of Ortho-paedic Surgery has collaborated with Force Therapeutics, an episode-based digital care platform, to offer virtual physical therapy (PT) to patients recovering from surgery. This is an essential option during the pandemic when many patients are limiting their exposure to others.
Volunteer gardeners get creative to help rehab patients
Aug. 1, 2019—A group of volunteer gardeners are using nature-related workshops to help Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital patients improve their fine-motor skills.
Physical Therapy Association honors Dickinson
Apr. 25, 2019—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Rebecca Dickinson, PT, received the Excellence in Clinical Practice Award from The Tennessee Physical Therapy Association, highlighting her commitment to developing an evidence base around shoulder disorders, mentoring and connecting with patients.
‘Smart cane’ could one day help flag gait problems, falling risks more quickly
Feb. 12, 2018—Falling is no joke when you're a senior citizen or have other balance issues. Vanderbilt engineers are working on a 'smart cane' that could help physical therapists spot and treat problems sooner.
Over-the-phone physical therapy initiative helps ease spine patients’ pain
Jan. 7, 2016—Spine surgery patients at risk for poor recovery can benefit from cognitive-behavioral based physical therapy, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study.
New Physical Therapy residency programs debut
Oct. 15, 2015—Vanderbilt University Medical Center has launched specialized Physical Therapy (PT) residency programs in Orthopaedics (Sports) and Pediatrics in addition to an existing Neurological program, making Vanderbilt one of a handful of hospital systems in the country to offer three or more physical therapy residencies.
Physical therapy helps ease vocal muscle imbalances
Nov. 13, 2014—For singers who suddenly can’t hit their high notes or call center workers who develop pain while speaking, physical therapy may offer new treatment solutions.
Neurological Physical Therapy Residency gains accreditation
Aug. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson’s Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute (PBPRI) and Belmont University’s School of Physical Therapy are receiving accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for their collaborative Neurological Physical Therapy Clinical Residency instituted last year.