This Week in PT News, December 12th:


Common Knee Surgery May Increase Arthritis Risk

A new study suggests a link between a common knee surgery and arthritis. Researchers found that all of the participants who had surgery to repair meniscal tears developed arthritis within one year. The study’s author—Dr. Frank Roemer—suggests meniscal surgery can cause more harm than good when it comes to the long-term health of the joint. As an alternative to surgery, patients should #GetPT to strengthen the knee and improve joint mobility.

Non-Profit Program Encourages Exercise Prescriptions

Thanks to a program by the American College of Sports, doctors are increasingly prescribing exercise as part of their treatment plans for combating conditions like diabetes and obesity.  The program—called Exercise is Medicine—encourages healthcare providers to prescribe exercise programs and refer patients to physical therapists and trainers, instead of merely explaining the dangers of inactivity. Click here to learn more about the program and its achievements. To stay up-to-date on the latest PT, OT, and SLP news, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. – See more at:

Source: Emily Roberts, WebPT