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Tufts Health Public Plans (formerly Network Health)

As of October 2015, Network Health  has changed the name of their plans as follows: Network Health Together is now Tufts Health Together, Network Health Direct is now Tufts Health Direct and Network Health Unify is now Tufts Health Unify. We are please to share that we are now network providers for all Tufts Health Public Plans in addition to Tufts Health Plan’s commercial...

Before knee surgery, try physical therapy

Great article in Men’s Journal: Nothing sidelines your workouts like nagging knee pain. Or worse, a torn ACL or meniscus. Sometimes surgery is inevitable, and unless you’re Adrian Peterson, recovery can be excruciatingly slow, not to mention spendy, and there’s always a chance you won’t return to full fighting form. So here’s something to consider before going under the knife: A new study published in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ in March found that physical therapy is just as effective as surgery for healing meniscal tears or mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. Researchers assigned 351 people to either a surgery or physical therapy group with the condition that if those getting physical therapy didn’t feel it was working, they could switch over and get surgery. Some patients went that route within the first six months, but even so, as a whole, after six to 12 months, both groups saw surprisingly similar results. The people who received physical therapy recovered just as well as the surgery patients, yet they got to skip the invasive procedure and crazy-high costs. Of course, every case is different, but according to Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in Rochester, Minnesota, many types of knee injuries tend to be treatable without surgery, including MCL, PCL, and cartilage tears. However, Laskowski says ACLs, once torn, don’t knit back together very well, so if you play aggressive, high-impact sports such as football, reconstruction may be the best bet. “But even if you’re an avid swimmer or cyclist, you might do fine without surgery, since those sports don’t require as much ACL use,” he explains. As...

We’ve moved!

Southeast Physical Therapy has moved! We are now conveniently located at 400 Washington Street, Suite 101, in Braintree, MA.  Visit us at our new clinic or call 781.843.4394 to schedule an appointment!  ...
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400 Washington Street, Suite 101  Braintree, MA 02184

400 Washington Street, Suite 101 Braintree, MA 02184

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400 Washington Street, Suite 101 Braintree, MA 02184