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The Art of the Clinical Debate

The Art of the Clinical Debate

Punching People in the Face with Facts Doesn’t Work Allow me to paint a picture of a typical clinical debate. After spending hours the previous weekend thoroughly reviewing the literature on the best approach for managing high ankle sprains, you...
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Regardless of age, physical therapists can help you build muscle

Regardless of age, physical therapists can help you build muscle

Recent research shows elderly and very elderly individuals can successfully build muscle with proper exercise Building muscle is for more than preparing for beach season or making a medium size t-shirt look like a smedium. Building muscle provides a foundation...
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How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?

How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?

I cringe every time I hear the phrase “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” and fortunately, that reaction is becoming more common. Over the past 5–10 years, sleep has been getting a lot more attention. While we may, for the most...
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Don’t Wait Until After Surgery to Start Physical Therapy

Don’t Wait Until After Surgery to Start Physical Therapy

Prehabilitation is often as important as rehabilitation Your surgery is scheduled, and you are eager to get it over with. You have been instructed on the post-operative process, including the need for rehabilitation. Your surgeon explains that following the surgery,...
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How true is “use it or lose it” in patient care? The influence of the reversibility principle.

How true is “use it or lose it” in patient care? The influence of the reversibility principle.

“Use it or lose it” It is highly likely you have heard these words at some point in your life. While the statement typically concerns exercise and activity, on occasion, it is in reference to mental processes as well. The...
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The Importance of Early Physical Therapy Consultation

The Importance of Early Physical Therapy Consultation

When should you see someone for low back pain? This is a tricky question as it comes with the big “it depends” tag attached. Studies show that up to 90% of low back pain resolves on its own. On the...
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Seeing into the future: How can physical therapists effectively develop a prognosis?

Seeing into the future: How can physical therapists effectively develop a prognosis?

Building a plan of care (POC) and developing a prognosis are tricky endeavors. It is a combination of art and science that necessitates a clinician to consider a variety of factors that contribute to the patient’s presentation and their goals....
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Stop Focusing On The Negatives: Risks And Impairments Are Only Part Of The Patient Assessment

Stop Focusing On The Negatives: Risks And Impairments Are Only Part Of The Patient Assessment

If you have ever tried out for a sports team or a role in a play, you have been thoroughly assessed. The coaches will notice your strengths (quick, powerful right leg, good vision of the field) and weaknesses (poor endurance,...
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How to Read Research: A Guide Allowing Anyone to Better Understand Scientific Writing

How to Read Research: A Guide Allowing Anyone to Better Understand Scientific Writing

“Just because we can detect an effect does not mean it matters” – The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Elleburg   In a recent post, I challenged you to become a Credible Hulk. You may be asking yourself how...
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