By: Brett Windsor PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT It’s about clinical reasoning. Nothing less. Put simply, the key to PT success is knowing what’s really going on. Knowing exactly why a person is experiencing pain; knowing what structures are generating it and how each individual places symptoms into the context of their own lives. Directional… Continue reading It’s about Clinical Reasoning
If you’ve never heard Kent Keyser talk about the hip, you’re missing a real treat. Kent is a long-time NAIOMT faculty member with a very eclectic background. He has some great ideas and strategies for treating a very difficult region of the body.
Clinical reasoning…With some observation, critical thinking and attention to detail…you too can avoid a useless litany of ‘special tests’. Watch the first five minutes in particular.
By: Brett Windsor PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT Good evening…thought I’d take the time to add a bit more on the state of the manipulation bill in Washington State. It seems pretty quiet out there, which makes you wonder how the bill will actually impact practice. The bill passed the house on a 92-6 vote… Continue reading More on Manipulation in Washington State
By: Brett Windsor PT, PhDc, MPA, OCS, FAAOMPT It’s been a long, long road, but finally, the right of physical therapists in Washington State to manipulate the spine has been restored, at least partially. It’s far from a complete win, but after being voted out of the WA State Senate yesterday, the bill now goes… Continue reading Manipulation in Washington State
Spinal manipulation is a valuable tool, but it’s harder to deploy in the older patient. There’s more to be concerned about, more care to be taken. In this short video, NAIOMT faculty member Kathy Stupansky demonstrates how to modify the technique to reach this important demographic.
There are 220 accredited physical therapy schools in the United States (CAPTE, 2014), with 25,971 students enrolled, an average of 40 students per class. Each year, 8,720 new physical therapists begin their careers. Academically, todays’ graduates are better prepared than at any point in the history of our profession. The modern new graduate physical therapist… Continue reading So I’ve finished my DPT…