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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience delays in the development of basic skills in specific areas. They have difficulty interacting and communicating socially, and they show limited and repetitive patterns of behavior. Children with ASD may rely on routines, such as putting …

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Osteoarthritis

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Osteoarthritis “Arthritis” is a term used to describe inflammation of the joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis and usually is caused by the deterioration of a joint. Typically, the weight-bearing joints are affected, with the knee and the hip being the most …

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is an injury to the knee commonly affecting athletes, such as soccer players, basketball players, skiers, and gymnasts. Nonathletes can also experience an ACL tear due to injury or accident. Approximately 200,000 ACL injuries are …

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