It is that time of year again when the “madness” of March descends upon us and the competition for the perfect bracket begins. Sixty-four teams, one championship and two weeks of games, buzzer beaters, upsets and victories. A wide field of hopefuls in a single-elimination bring your best competition where underdogs have the chance to… Continue reading PT Braketology: Stop the Madness
Don’t you love being a PT? Who else cares that a blocked, silent culprit of a joint can lead to consequential injury up or down the chain of the homosapien? Or that a hypermobile joint is distorting my sympathetic nervous system, making me most vulnerable to injury? Who else has that training? We as PTs… Continue reading Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care
What do you do when a patient comes in and is disappointed that they are not better? When they are unhappy with the progress and are still in pain? When they seem to be losing faith in you and your treatment? This is something I’ve experience recently, and it got me thinking about the importance… Continue reading Great Expectations (Of Patients)
That hurts, but this was the conclusion of Arnold et al in the latest JOSPT titled “Does Physical Activity Increase After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis?” This study does not support the idea that a “new joint” is going to return the recipient to an “active life.” In pondering this disappointing conclusion, I… Continue reading WHAT! No Change in Physical Activity After Joint Replacement?
In the video below, pelvic health expert Jessica McKinney, PT, MS shares important medical screening elements for physical therapists working with pregnant patients. For more insights and guidance on treating women through pregnancy and postpartum recovery, join Jessica and the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health’s Elizabeth Noble Award recipient, Susan Clinton, for Manual Therapy and Pregnancy in Berrien… Continue reading Key Things to Consider When Screening Pregnant Patients
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again. But as you know, there’s a big problem in our country. People generally aren’t even aware of the depth of care, effective treatment and prevention that comes along with physical therapy. They’re not reaching PT soon enough, or even at all in many cases. They simply continue to… Continue reading Here’s What The Health Care System Needs Most
Movement is, indeed, a gift. Loving Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia’s Choose to Move series!