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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

August 25, 2020
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

August 24, 2020
“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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How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Patients with Anxiety & Depression

How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Patients with Anxiety & Depression

August 18, 2020
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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What We’re Taught About Pain is Wrong: 6 Common Pain Myths

What We’re Taught About Pain is Wrong: 6 Common Pain Myths

August 14, 2020
Pain stinks and unfortunately, the myths about pain can make the experience even worse. The fascinating, dangerous, slightly infuriating, yet empowering aspect of pain is that we have some control over it. Specifically, our mindset, thoughts, understanding of, and approach...
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Is a Placebo Effect Good or Bad?

Is a Placebo Effect Good or Bad?

August 11, 2020
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?

August 4, 2020
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?

July 30, 2020
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

July 28, 2020
   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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How to become a Credible Hulk: Making sense of all the health information available

How to become a Credible Hulk: Making sense of all the health information available

July 23, 2020
Read Time: 3-4 minutes  “Intelligence is not only the ability to reason; it is also the ability to find relevant material in memory and to deploy attention when needed.” – Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman   The amount of information...
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