Why do physical therapists treat patients with a multitude of injuries including spine, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle (to name a few), yet we don't work with patients with hand and wrist disorders?  Rather, we pass these patients off to our occupational therapy partners. Our...

With the advent of functional MRI (fMRI), research study of the human brain has advanced considerably and we are beginning to understand more about how our perceptions shape our healing process. It turns out that our perception of pain—not just the physical experience of pain,...