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Physical Therapy is a Team Effort

Physical Therapy is a Team Effort

How do you make medical decisions? Do you have a plan? If you do, how do you come up with that plan? Does the clinician – a physical therapist or doctor – make all the decisions or is it a...
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17 PT Solutions Residents Selected To Present at CSM 2021

17 PT Solutions Residents Selected To Present at CSM 2021

Year over year, PT Solutions’ orthopedic residents strive toward being selected as a presenter at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting. For the chosen residents, it is truly an honor to represent the practice and the residency...
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Stretching To Prevent and Recover From Injuries: Does It Work?

Stretching To Prevent and Recover From Injuries: Does It Work?

Stretching is a natural part of all exercise. We stretch during gym class, before starting a group run, information during football practice. If kids don’t stretch they will never get the fancy Presidential Fitness bumper stickers for their parents. Should...
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We Need to Restore the Lost Art of the Clinical Examination

We Need to Restore the Lost Art of the Clinical Examination

Eliminating Wasteful Exams and Focusing on the Patient’s Needs Over the past several decades, healthcare providers have relied more on clinical special tests, laboratory tests, and imaging. Here’s the problem. Those tests don’t translate into better outcomes for patients. The...
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How Do We Prevent Injuries?

How Do We Prevent Injuries?

Assessing return to sport and injury prevention models There is one surefire way to prevent sports injuries: don’t participate in sports. As that is an unsatisfactory solution for nearly every athlete, we need to look elsewhere.   Thus far, I...
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What Causes Running Injuries?

What Causes Running Injuries?

News flash, runners injure themselves frequently. Making matters worse, they don’t stop running. One study following 161 runners preparing for either a half or full marathon found 9 out of 10 runners reported illness or a running-related injury leading up...
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Can we prevent injuries?

Can we prevent injuries?

“Don’t lift with your back rounded or you will hurt yourself!” I cannot begin to estimate the number of times I told a patient to avoid rounding their low back or flexing their lumbar spine the first few years of...
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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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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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