I Am Not Defined By A Technique

I am a physical therapist.  I am a physical therapist who uses manual therapy.  One who uses exercise in many forms.  I use pain neuroscience and specific treatments to address persistent pain (PNE, graded motor imagery, graded activity and exposure).  I dry needle.  I use heat, ice and, hell, sometimes I might use ultrasound.  However, the most important clinical “technique…

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A Victory for PT’s?????? #physicaltherapy

I admit to being a little jaded when it comes to Medicare reimbursement and policies in #physicaltherapy and there have been tons of posts on this blog reflecting this sentiment. Perhaps this cynical perspective is what caused me to find it quite odd that so many are claiming victory in the recent release of the proposed 2018 Medicare physician fee…

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Do Professional Athletes Always Get the “Best Care”?

Do professional athletes always get the “best care”, they are the “best athletes” so they should right? Well, that might depend on how someone defines “best care”. Many of the therapists that read this blog on a regular basis might question the “best” portion behind some of the “care” delivered to our athletes that so many in our culture hold…

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I am a Motherless Daughter

My momma died from a long-fought battle against cancer. I am a motherless daughter and have been now for over half of my life. I’m 23.

There. I finally (finally!) said it.

My name is Alexis Morgan, and I’m a 3rd year DPT student. I’ve been fortunate enough to meet several of you through various PT…

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What I Learned at HIMSS: PTs Are Health Care’s Forgotten Provider

Out of sight; out of mind. You’ve probably heard that saying before. Maybe you’ve even repeated it to yourself when you’re trying to ignore something—you know, to keep it from distracting or upsetting you. After attending the 2017 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, however, I’ve started to…

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The APTA’s #ChoosePT is a start…but we have a long way to go

I often think of myself as a “connector” in the profession of physical therapy and within my community. In the role of a connector, I get to talk with PT students, mentor residents and fellows in training, advise practice directors and owners, serve on the Board of my state association and participate in the Department of Health’s opioid work…

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