Delayed Diagnosis, Delayed Care

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

Great Expectations (Of Patients)

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)

WHAT! No Change in Physical Activity After Joint Replacement?

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?

Medical Screening Considerations for Pregnant Patients

In the video below, NAIOMT Guest Faculty Jessica McKinney, PT, MS reviews important medical screening elements for physical therapists working with pregnant patients. For more expert guidance, join Jessica and Susan Clinton for Manual Therapy and Pregnancy!

Here’s What The Health Care System Needs Most

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

The Power of What We SAY (Video)

Aimee Mullins was born without fibulae. She had both her legs amputated when she was just one year old. Today she’s an olympian, speaker, actor and much more. In a 2010 Ted Talk she recounts her experience growing up, and emphasizes the power words have to either lift people up and propel them forward, or “put lids on… Continue reading The Power of What We SAY (Video)