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Sports Medicine Said to Overuse M.R.I.’s

Dr. James Andrews, a widely known sports medicine orthopedist in Gulf Breeze, Fla., wanted to test his suspicion that M.R.I.’s, the scans given to almost every injured athlete or casual exerciser, might be a bit misleading. So he scanned the shoulders of 31 perfectly healthy professional baseball pitchers. The Athlete’s Pain Overuse of Scans The pitchers were

Study: Direct Access to Physical Therapists Associated with Lower Costs and Fewer Visits

ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 13, 2011 — A new study suggesting that “the role of the physician gatekeeper in regard to physical therapy may be unnecessary in many cases” could have significant implications for the US health care system, says the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The study, published ahead of print September 23 in the journal