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Articles posted in August, 2013

Intermittent pneumatic compression for lymphedema management

Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) therapy is used to improve venous circulation, can it also improve lymphatic circulation in cases of secondary lymphedema? Intermittent pneumatic compression was originally developed to improve venous circulation.  It accomplishes this through the use of an air-pressure controlled sleeve, glove or boot that provides a rhythmic…

Incorrect treatment of back pain is on the rise

New research shows that physicians are increasingly choosing the wrong treatments for back pain, while physiotherapy referrals remain stagnant. The well-established clinical practice guidelines for managing and treating back pain support the use of non-opioid pain-killers, avoidance of imaging, and the use of physiotherapy including exercise therapy.  For the latest…