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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 Physical Therapy Can Benefit Patients with Anxiety & Depression

How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Patients with Anxiety & Depression

Physical therapy can have a monumental impact on a person’s life. Often these benefits on in the physical realm, such as strength, power, endurance, hypertrophy, balance, mobility, and functional capacity. While many cognitive and emotional benefits have been recognized as...
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Is a Placebo Effect Good or Bad?

Is a Placebo Effect Good or Bad?

Understanding the influence of placebo and nocebo in clinical practice   Ok, so this one is a little longer than previous posts. If you need a minute to freshen your coffee or grab a snack, I completely understand. This topic...
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What Influences Patient Satisfaction More – Actions or Words?

What Influences Patient Satisfaction More – Actions or Words?

Patient expectations change and clinicians need to keep up “Taking uncertainty into account can enhance a physicians therapeutic effectiveness because it demonstrates his honesty, his willingness to be more engaged with his patients, his commitment to the reality of th...
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What is Pain and Why Do We Feel It?

What is Pain and Why Do We Feel It?

Read Time: 5-7 minutes   “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung Chronic pain is more prevalent than ever, yet our understanding of it is still poor.[1] This post...
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Treatment Success Depends on Patient Expectations

Treatment Success Depends on Patient Expectations

   9 minute read   “The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” – Henry David Thoreau   Have you ever changed...
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You Must Tame the Advice Monster

You Must Tame the Advice Monster

   8 minute read   “I know I am ready to give feedback when I’m ready to listen, ask questions, and accept that I may not fully understand the issue” – Brené Brown   You will be hard pressed to...
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Our Clinical Mind is Lazy

Our Clinical Mind is Lazy

12 minute read   “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts” – Richard Feynman   If we are to progress as a profession, we must hold each other accountable. If we are to provide our patients the best...
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