Patient Education

What Physical Therapy Can Do For Your Meniscus Tear

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Meniscus Surgery is pretty common...

In fact, the Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy is the most common orthopedic procedure performed in the United States...

But did you know that the outcomes of this popular surgery aren't any better than the outcomes after conservative treatment for a meniscus tear

Do your patients know that PT can help their Meniscus tear?

In this week's article, we'll give the facts about outcomes from surgery and outcomes from PT that your patients can expect.

Plus we'll look at specifically how PT can help by improving knee mobility, strength, and ultimately - function!

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Patient education reduces pain!

In a 2011 systematic review from the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation titled “The effect of neuroscience education on pain, disability, anxiety, and stress in chronic musculoskeletal pain” is as follows:


Don’t just leave patient education up to chance, at PhysioU we believe in directing patients to high quality, evidence-based, patient-centered education. Dr. Michael Curtis is a residency trained orthopaedic specialist focused on producing our weekly read based around the clinical practice guidelines!

Look out for our weekly #PatientEducation release!

Of course, we are building an app for this, the Patient education app.

*Patient-centered education, in the palm of your hand*


Louw, A., Diener, I., Butler, D. S., & Puentedura, E. J. (2011). The Effect of Neuroscience Education on Pain, Disability, Anxiety, and Stress in Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92(12), 2041–2056.

Frozen Shoulder: What Is It? Can You Prevent It?


This morning was the first time you couldn’t reach the cereal bowl in the upper kitchen cabinet – you’ve been struggling for a couple of weeks, but today you had to use your left arm. You’ve been having trouble putting on your shirts – coats require help from a friend. You’ve been waking up more and more each night from the pain. You might have Frozen Shoulder.

To learn more about Frozen Shoulder, what it is, who it affects, how it happens, how long it lasts, and how it can potentially be prevented, continue reading here

PhysioU’s Patient Education: Connecting Clinicians to the People

Hi, I’m Michael Curtis, Editor of Patient Education for PhysioU. I want to introduce myself and let you know a little bit about PhysioU’s new Patient Education and what we have in store for you.

A Little About Me

First of all, I’m a PT, and I love my job. In my spare time, I write weekly content on my website,, where my goal is to provide expert advice to the general public about a variety of topics related to health, wellness, fitness, and PT.

I’m joining together with PhysioU for two reasons:

  1. I believe in what PhysioU is doing. Nowhere else can clinicians access such a comprehensive set of tools for clinical reasoning. The team is constantly looking to improve the apps and push us to be better at what we do.

  2. I believe PhysioU can do even more by tapping into the patient education. Let me explain:

The Need

As Physical Therapists, we’re constantly honing our skills, looking for ways to be better clinicians in order to better treat our patients.

But have you ever thought about what happens to our patients outside the clinic? What happens after they’re discharged? What about the people out there who haven’t been to PT and are searching for answers?

How can we reach beyond the walls of the treatment room and offer our expertise to establish our role as “the trusted go-to source” for everything related to movement, health, wellness, fitness, pain, injury, and rehabilitation?

If we don’t put ourselves out there, people will find someone else - and who knows what advice they’ll be given?

The Proposal

So here’s what I propose:

I propose we share relevant content related to all things PT, health, wellness, fitness, etc. with our patients, friends, and family, on Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Linkedin, MySpace (just kidding), through email… you name it.

Let's get in front of people and let them know that we can be trusted - that we are professionals you can go to for answers.

The Plan

PhysioU will be publishing a Patient Education article regularly for you to share.

The topics will be wide-ranging. Basically, anything related to PT, health, wellness, and fitness that will be engaging and helpful to people in the non-medical community.

We need your help with this! Let us know what topics you think would be helpful.

Give us a comment! Or, fill in below quick survey!

We at PhysioU are excited about the possibilities of the Patient Education. With your help, we can bridge the gap between clinician and patient.