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Multi-faceted Approach to Concussion Rehabilitation | – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Multi-faceted Approach to Concussion Rehabilitation | Concussion is among the most commonly occurring sport and recreation related injuries in today’s society. The majority of individuals recover in the initial time period following a concussion (typically between 7-10 days). However, in 20–30% of cases symptoms persist beyond the initial weeks following injury. Schneider (2019) have recently published a Masterclass is to outline evidence informed rehabilitation, including physiotherapy specific techniques, that may be of benefit individuals following concussion.  Generally a period of…

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Can Vestibular Rehabilitation Improve Dizziness After A Concussion? – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Can Vestibular Rehabilitation Improve Dizziness After A Concussion? – PT Blog, Mentoring and Consulting of Harrison Vaughan, DPT Reidar Lystad and colleagues in 2011 published a critical systematic review entitled, “Manual Therapy with and without Vestibular Rehabilitation for Cervicogenic Dizziness: A Systematic Review”.  I say it is critical because of the following conclusion, There is moderate evidence to support the use of manual therapy, in particular spinal mobilisation and manipulation, for cervicogenic dizziness. The evidence for combining manual therapy and…

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The 7th and final Critical Physiotherapy Course of the year is THIS WEEK – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The 7th and final Critical Physiotherapy Course of the year is THIS WEEK Filip Maric will be talking about The fundamental violence of physiotherapy Here are the times for the session in your local region The session is free to join, just use this link at the time shown above: https://aut.zoom.us/j/622770935 Abstract This online session builds on the eponymous article and will discuss ‘The fundamental violence of physiotherapy: Emmanuel Levinas’s critique of ontology and its implications for physiotherapy theory and…

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2019 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum – “Day on the Hill” – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

2019 APTA Federal Advocacy Forum – “Day on the Hill” Colorado members at the Forum representing and advocating for the #ChoosePT campaign. Last week,  the APTA Federal Forum in Washington D.C. took place to advocate for important topics to physical therapists. The Forum brought together APTA members, speakers from the field, and stakeholders on the discussion of regulatory affairs and federal priorities that impact the physical therapy profession and its patients, as well as on learning about new information that comes with a…

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Pain trajectories, are they clinically applicable? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Pain trajectories, are they clinically applicable? I’m not one for numbers and statistics and I’m not an academic, but I do like a graph that tells us a story. My attention was captured recently on twitter by a recent @tpmpodcast with @thomas_jesson discussing radicular pain, radiculopathy and sciatica (here). In particular was a graph that Tom posted on Twitter demonstrating the mean trajectory of 4 clusters of the course of low-back-related leg pain intensity over a 12 month period (see…

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1 Underrated Factor That Can Speed Up Your Recovery – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

1 Underrated Factor That Can Speed Up Your Recovery There’s a particular study where some people with shoulder pain recovered better than others. And what made them improve better is this one factor that seems to give an extra push on their treatment. It showed in this study where shoulder pain sufferers who expect physiotherapy to help them are likely to have a better recovery than people who have low or no expectations of improvement at all. Researchers also found…

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CBP 087: Building a Busy Cash-Based PT Practice in Under a Year – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

CBP 087: Building a Busy Cash-Based PT Practice in Under a Year “Am I living out my purpose?” That’s the question Amanda Heritage asked herself as she assessed her career in physical therapy. When she realized the answer was “no,” she knew she needed to make a change. Despite the naysayers who told her it was impossible to create a successful cash-based PT practice in southern New Jersey, she decided to give it a go.   She began looking online to…

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My Knees Crack… Should I Be Worried? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

My Knees Crack… Should I Be Worried? Katelyn Thies, SPT  Besides pain, joint noises (cracking, clicking, popping) are one of the most common concerns people have about their knees. Many people wonder if these sounds mean there is something wrong. To answer this, it is important to ask yourself if these noises cause pain. Answer 1: No, these noises are not painful Explanation—knee sounds themselves do not indicate injury or joint disease. In fact, it’s completely normal for everyone’s joints to make sounds…

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Movement Studio: A Letter To Our Clients – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Movement Studio: A Letter To Our Clients  To all our clients, I hope you are as excited about The Movement Studio as what I am. This concept is 18 months in the making and will provide an even greater platform for you to Relieve, Restore and Perform and get the most out of your bodies. It also ensures our studio is future-proofed with the new private health reforms for Pilates which you may have read about. You can read more…

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Physiotherapy for TMJ Pain | Treatment – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Physiotherapy for TMJ Pain | Treatment Causes of TMJ MisalignmentYour TMJ can become injured in a variety of ways that result in painful movement, or misalignment of the jaw. Trauma – Some people sustain a trauma to the joint which results in hypermobility or after a scarring process stiffness of one of the TMJ joints. The unequal movement can then lead to accelerated wear and tear of the joint structures. Grinding – Your dentist may have remarked that you are a ‘grinder’…

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Read this blog to know the problem you might have if you’re a runner – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Read this blog to know the problem you might have if you’re a runner We’ve all heard how good running can be for you. Running helps to lose weight, prevent disease, lower stress, strengthen joints, manage blood pressure… the list goes on and on. But there’s a suprising problem you may be experiencing if you’re a long distance runner. It’s called leaky gut. I know, it sounds gross, but if you’re a runner then it’s something to keep in mind. How…

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The Six-Step Process For Creating Physical Therapy Marketing Content Even When You Are Very Busy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The Six-Step Process For Creating Physical Therapy Marketing Content Even When You Are Very Busy How to “Get Your PT Online Marketing Right”and Generate 3, 5, 10 or More New Patients Each Month!!!We will review actual case studies of successful E-REHAB clients. We’ve all heard that we should be creating more content for our practice.  Physical therapy content marketing is a type of marketing strategy that you might want to consider. Years ago, popular marketer Gary Vaynerchuk stated that all…

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Predicting Outcomes With Meniscus Injuries – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Predicting Outcomes With Meniscus Injuries Brought to you by CSMi When you look at someone with a torn meniscus and some osteoarthritis, can you tell who would benefit from arthroscopy and who wouldn’t? What about whether or not they would benefit from rehab? Would you be better than a coin flip? Can even experienced orthopaedic surgeons predict who will benefit from surgery when patients present with degenerative meniscal tears? A survey of 194 orthopaedic surgeons who made 3880 predictions.van de…

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CDC updates pediatric concussion guidelines – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

CDC updates pediatric concussion guidelines With professional football playoffs in full swing, concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries are top of mind for many across the U.S. These types of injuries are a serious concern for people of all age groups, including our children, and require prompt medical evaluation and follow up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued new concussion guidelines for pediatric healthcare professionals to follow to protect our young patients. The Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain…

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What is Frozen Shoulder and how is it Fixed? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

What is Frozen Shoulder and how is it Fixed? July 12, 2019 Adhesive capsulitis, which is more commonly referred to as frozen shoulder, occurs in 2-5% of the population at one point or another. It typically occurs in adults ages 40-70, and is more often seen in women compared to men.  It is also interesting to note that individuals with diabetes are more likely to develop frozen shoulder, with an occurrence rate of 10-20% of diabetic individuals. Considering how many…

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Professor. Dr Hans Hobbelen to deliver Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture 2019 – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Professor. Dr Hans Hobbelen to deliver Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture 2019 Physiotherapy: the ‘golden bullet’ to fight frailty People are living longer, but we need to ensure we live well and physiotherapists have the ‘golden bullet’ to fight fraility. This will be the focus of this year’s Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture, a free public lecture hosted by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), taking place on Monday the 9th of September in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). 21.5% of people…

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Work Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Disorders – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Work Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Disorders Jun 26 Download a PDF of the Musculoskeletal Disorder Newsletter Here.By Jessica Heath and Neal GouletThe patient, a mechanical maintenance worker, was pulling down on a long pipe wrench with both hands, trying to loosen a nut.Suddenly, he felt a “massive strain” in his right elbow, diagnosed later as an extensor tendon disruption.At the time of his evaluation by Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, he already had been out of work for five months. He was…

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Magnesium dubbed a pregnant woman’s BFF – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Magnesium dubbed a pregnant woman’s BFF The Importance of Magnesium during pregnancy. Whether it is baby number 1 or 4 our pregnancies can be so different bub to bub. Pregnancy comes with big changes to our body. Ensuring we keep up with the demands of growing our little human is so important. If we are trying to fall pregnant there is always a lot of talk about folate, but we don’t hear much about anything else. The increased requirement for…

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The Physical Performance Show: Braden Currie – Featured Performer: Dual Asia Pacific Ironman Champion, 3x World Multisport Champion – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The Physical Performance Show: Braden Currie – Featured Performer: Dual Asia Pacific Ironman Champion, 3x World Multisport Champion In episode 175 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Braden Currie – Dual Asia Pacific Ironman Champion, 3x World Multisport Champion in this featured performer episode. Braden Currie’s story starts with growing up on a farm in a small rural community in New Zealand. Braden had hard working parents who taught him that success in life requires…

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4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects an estimated 12.1% of the U.S. population (nearly 21 million Americans age 25 and older).  OA is one of 171 different types of arthritis.  The chance of developing osteoarthritis increases with age.  Most people over age 60 experience OA to some degree. Arthritis is a commonly used term that can have multiple meanings depending on the person.  In general, arthritis means inflammation…

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Are you pedalling towards a spinjury? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Are you pedalling towards a spinjury? Are you pedalling towards a spinjury? Jun 12th, 2019 / Nicki Chick These classes are gaining popularity but few realise there can be health hazards aheadSarah Bentley explains to The Mail Online how poor bike set up can cause knee and back pain. 12th June ’19 With SoulCycle opening its first UK studio in London’s Soho — this is a clear sign that the cult of spinning isn’t waning any time soon – they…

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I don’t know… | The Sports Physio – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

I don’t know… | The Sports Physio Whether you like to admit it or not uncertainty exists in ALL aspects of ALL healthcare, especially when dealing with pain. There is uncertainty in our assessments, diagnoses, prognoses, and of course our treatments. Being uncertain in healthcare occurs a lot, yet conversely, not many healthcare professionals are willing to admit or talk about it. And that’s perfectly natural as when we are faced with any uncertainty it makes us feel deeply uncomfortable, awkward,…

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Snow Shoveling Safety | Pivot Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Snow Shoveling Safety | Pivot Physical Therapy Snow shoveling is more than just a chore; it’s a workout that requires proper technique and precaution to prevent unnecessary strain and pain. To avoid coping with a snow shoveling injury during the winter season, follow these simple tips: Fifteen minutes of snow shoveling is considered moderate exercise. Talk to your doctor beforehand to ensure you are healthy enough to shovel snow. Avoid caffeine or nicotine before snow shoveling. These stimulants could increase…

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A Q&A With Jeff the Runner – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

A Q&A With Jeff the Runner Calling all running fans! We’re pleased to present a Q&A with Jeff Barton, AKA Jeff the Runner, who – for lack of a better word – runs a website that offers “advice and stories from the intersection of running and life.”One of the main things Jeff focuses on with his website is how running can help clear the mind and provide an escape from the stresses of everyday life, as well as how it…

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Weekly News Scan: U.S. Navy Runs a Successful Value-based Care Pilot, A Case for Low-Tech Tools in PT – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Weekly News Scan: U.S. Navy Runs a Successful Value-based Care Pilot, A Case for Low-Tech Tools in PT Blog This week in the news, we look the results of a study run recently by the U.S. Navy on value-based care, a love letter to low-tech tools used in physical therapy, and three communication strategies to build provider-patient trust. We hope you enjoy! Navy saves money, improves patient outcomes through value-based care pilot, Fierce Healthcare, August 5, 2019 In 2016, the…

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Strangled to Death by a Mouse – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Strangled to Death by a Mouse The vitality of the therapy profession that we have come to know and love is dying a slow death–and it’s not by what you think. If you feel like you’re professionally suffocating, there’s a reason for it. You may feel like a patient whose pulse oxygen reading is too low. They might look okay on the outside, but they’re working harder to make it through each day. You can sense in them something below…

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Performance Physical Therapy: Why Our Profession Needs to Progress – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Performance Physical Therapy: Why Our Profession Needs to Progress Physical therapy can span a wide spectrum, ranging from injury rehabilitation, to injury prevention, and even performance enhancement. To truly help people get the most out of their bodies, we need to focus on all three of those.But many of us don’t, and if you’re one of them, I think you may be really missing the boat.I’m not completely sure why this happens, but if I had to guess, I think…

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10 Best Balance Exercises (Advanced) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

10 Best Balance Exercises (Advanced) Once you’ve mastered basic balance exercises, you may be ready for advanced balance exercises. They are tougher, so have something to hold on to when you start. The first exercises are with your eyes closed: Romberg stance with your eyes closed and head turns side to side, Romberg stance with your eyes closed and head movements up and down, tandem stance with your eyes closed, and Tandem stance with your eyes closed and head movements…

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Optimizing the Effectiveness of Preoperative Education Part 3 | Modern Manual Therapy Blog – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Optimizing the Effectiveness of Preoperative Education Part 3 | Modern Manual Therapy Blog This post continues the Pre-Op Education Series by Dr. Luke Pederson, DPT. To catch up, check out Part 1 and Part 2. Pain Science EducationAlthough some studies show that PE results in reduced post-op pain levels, especially in the acute stages (1, 17, 25, 28, 29), there are also many studies that show no change in post-op pain levels with the addition of PE (1, 3, 4,…

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How Do I know That My Account is in Good Hands? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How Do I know That My Account is in Good Hands? Potential clients are always worried that if they turn over their billing department to a third party, they’re going to have problems.I understand, when I was running my own practice, I thought there was no way anyone would care as much as I do about my finances. That’s a natural feeling.When you’re evaluating a company for any service and especially for your billing needs, you want them to take…

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