Current PT News and Research

Thru the power of multi RSS feeds feeds, we have completed some new technology for the Current PT News and Research which is a banner link on the right hand side of the page.  The goal of this blog and EIM is to continue to bring value to the physical therapy industry.  By going directly to this link…

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Cure for fringe CEU courses

I have read with great interest the numerous posts and comments regarding the CEU courses that are taught by the PT gurus which often include the ability to "palpate energy" and cure all pain with a reflex hammer.  I agree in general with the criticism that has been expressed in the posts-particularly the poignant " disguised…

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Sources of health information

Fascinating study just published in Archives of Internal Medicine demonstrates the changing, and profound, impact the internet has on health care information. Data from a survey, Health Information National Trends Survey, demonstrated that 63% (95% CI 61.7-64.3] of US adults go onto the Web, and 63.7% (95% CI:61-7-65.8%] have looked for health…

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History of the Cochrane Library

The name Cochrane carries a lot weight when it comes to discussions
of evidence. Did you ever wonder
why? This interesting article on the
history of the Cochrane library as an electronic publication gives some unique
insights into the development of evidence sources and how evidence is judged (http://www.update-software.com/publications/cochrane/
, See “History of…

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Quote of the Week

We’re a little late on the ‘Quote of the Week’ feature this week, but here goes:
"I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to
have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the
questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very
foreign…

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Get to Know Your Docs but Forget the Lunch

Although it should be intuitive, a recent editorial in American Family Physician reminds us that primary care physicians are more likely to refer patients to physical therapists when
they "have more knowledge about physical therapy, recognize physical
therapists’ capabilities to diagnose, and believe in the effectiveness of
physical therapy intervention." What a concept – educating our primary care colleagues…

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Do The Shuffle!

Taking Tim and John’s lead (http://blog.evidenceinmotion.com/evidence/2005/11/index.html
, Nov 13th), I broke down and got an iPod shuffle….incredible! Imagine that, a nasty, geeky looking piece of
white plastic that now hangs around my neck not only allows me to get some
extra “reading” in (www.audible.com), but
my kids think I…

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Going Digital…

Howdy!  I hope all is going well.
On my run today I was thinking about ways of digitizing what we do on a daily basis and I would like to get feedback on what is working for you.
At least from my perspective, the ideal situation is that as a patient signs-in at the front desk they are…

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Minmizing Keystrokes

Technology
is great, but can often be intimidating. I mean, to read or hear geek-speak
like “I’ve added a really cool RSS
feed to my content page linking to a site with a HTML
editing tool that has a GREAT GUI,
but I think it is really much better now to just hyperlink using my del.icio.us…

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