Medical Imaging

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Diagnoses? PT Blog   •   January, 2019 “Believe nothing you hear, and only half that you see.” – Edgar Allan Poe Not all things are what they seem. When was the last time the Big Mac meal looked like the commercial, the slightly used car turned out to be a winner, or your online date’s profile picture was a spot on match? Did I mention that wrestling (aka ‘wrastlin’) and the Easter bunny aren’t real, and I’m still waiting on that free iPhone upgrade. All jokes aside, believing most things at face value is a fool’s errand with skepticism and investigation offering a [...]

Medical Imaging2019-01-14T02:41:37+00:00

Are You Ready to Play?

Are You Ready to Play? PT Blog   •   December, 2018 “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”  – Aristotle Here are some statistics concerning ACL injuries in the United States1: Approximately 350,000 ACL reconstructions (ACLR) are performed each year. Patients who undergo ACLR: 79% develop knee osteoarthritis and 20% suffer re-injury within 2 years. ACL injuries are INCREASING for Division 1 collegiate athlete and youth athletes with some literature quoting a 60% higher prevalence in ACLR in athletes between the ages of 6  to 18 in the past 20 years. 25% of youth athletes who suffer an ACL injury will sustain [...]

Are You Ready to Play?2018-12-05T11:38:32+00:00

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): PTs in the Emergency Department (ED)

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): PTs in the Emergency Department (ED) PT Blog   •   October, 2018 P hysical therapists in the emergency department (ED), is that a thing?  I wondered this because when I was in graduate school I had never heard of PTs utilized in such a capacity.  Upon completing an acute care clinical at an academic hospital, a few times we were called to the ED to assist with gait training and post-op lumbar surgery patients; a novel concept to a new student. Recently, a couple of studies have reported on the benefits of having physical therapists in the emergency department. PTs looked at in these [...]

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP): PTs in the Emergency Department (ED)2018-10-11T11:23:59+00:00

Rhythmic Stabilization

Treatment Toolbox: Rhythmic Stabilization   PT Blog   •   October, 2018 “Any structure must have a strong foundation. The cornerstones anchor the foundation.”   – John Wooden John Robert Wooden was the head basketball coach for the UCLA Bruins from 1948-1975. Known as the “Wizard of Westwood,” Coach Wooden won 10 NCAA Division I men’s basketball titles in a 12 year span, including 7 in a row (which is a record that still stands today), was awarded 7 ‘Coach of the Year’ awards, and was the first person to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and a [...]

Rhythmic Stabilization2018-10-09T16:39:44+00:00

Patient Education: Patient Language

Choose Wisely: The Importance of WHAT you say and HOW you say it PT Blog   •   September, 2018 “Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.”             Unknown The old rule of “it’s not what you say, it’s how you say it” may prove true in many situations in life: consoling a grieved loved one, encouraging a family member, having a “discussion” with your spouse; however, as it goes with most things in life, rules are meant to be broken. A recent article published in the July 2018 edition of the Journal of Orthopedic [...]

Patient Education: Patient Language2018-09-09T21:07:37+00:00
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