“It’s Going To Be Okay.”

When teaching weekend courses we often refer to this statement as some of the most powerful words in medicine. The ability to deliver reassurance to our patient that things are going to be okay can have a powerful effect on their outcome. As with everything that can have a powerful effect, that effect can be positive or negative depending on…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

I know, I know…you may be tired of blogs and memes and commercials encouraging you to be grateful this month. I’m still going to talk about it, because I think it’s really important and can shape our clinical practices!

There have actually been quite a few recent studies demonstrating that cultivating gratitude can be extremely beneficial to…

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When Pain Education Isn’t Enough

Although I truly appreciate all the work that has been done in the pain sciences world, it still isn’t enough to help guide our clinical decision making process.

I have unanswered questions: which patients are the best candidates for pain education? How soon should a change occur? How much of a change is enough to warrant a positive response…

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Too Many Too Many’s – Opioids

As a nation when it comes to medical care we are thirsty in the rain.  We frequently have too much medical care and not enough “health” care.   With this backdrop we are launching a series entitled “Too Many Too Many’s” which focuses on the many areas of overutilization in our medical system. We are beginning the series with the…

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Make #Physicaltherapy Great Again

Just kidding, #physicaltherapy is already great. However, it will remain great again if we remember the components that truly differentiate us. I would offer up, “hands on”, spend time with patients, and explain things to patients as at least 3 of those differentiators  Apparently and unfortunately, many stakeholders view us as strictly the exercise profession and that could be our…

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