Clinical Consult

This is a case a recently encountered from a referral form an ortho in our area. The details of the eval are detailed.  The question I have is: Can we identify treatable vs. non treatable conditions of low back or leg pain?  I did not have a traction unit at my disposal so I was stuck regarding treatment…

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AAOMPT Election Press Release

The Evidence in Motion Team would like to extend our congratulations to
one our partners, Dr. Tim Flynn, who was recently elected as President
of the American Academy of Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapists
(AAOMPT). The AAOMPT is a national association of 1,600 member physical
therapists and students with a goal to promote excellence in
orthopaedic manual physical therapy…

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A Must Read If You Are Speaking at CSM

Many of you will likely be going to CSM next week in San Diego. A percentage of you will also be giving any number of platform presentations, poster sessions, educational sessions, etc.  If you happen to speaking next week, this recent study might come in handy as you prepare. If the amount of ‘preparation’ necessary is directly proportional to…

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Freudian Physical Therapy???

Although I am almost certain this article is a spoof, could it be for real? I will confess to having been fooled. Whatever the case, surely this represents everything that EBP is not. Perhaps one of our readers would like to do some detective work and figure whether this was actually printed in PT Bulletin Online. It’s a funny…

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Are PTs Stealing Chiropractic?

This is a great read from Planet Chiropractic discussing the perceived looming threat that physical therapists have become for the chiropractic profession. This individual makes the case that the chiropractors should give up on the inevitable – 1) Physical therapists will be Doctors of Physical Therapy and 2) Physical therapists already and will continue to utilize spinal manipulation. Although I agree…

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Quote of the Week

In the vein of our recent posts regarding both manual therapy paradigms and the use of CBT treatment for chronic low back pain, this seems to make sense.
"Follow the evidence, wherever it leads." – attributed to Plato (Socrates)
This is an important theme on the blog as well. Sometimes, we have to give up some of our beliefs…

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This past week we had a patient come to our clinic with low back pain. He had previously been to another healthcare professional who notified him that he had 13 subluxations and recommend a specific course of treatment. I have attached the summary provided to the patient. You will see that each specific level of a subluxation is identified on…

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Top 20 EBP sites on the Web

The UBC Google Scholar Blog has just posted the Top 20 "or so" EBP sites on the Web. This is a great resource. The comments are worth noting as well since they are asking for additions. Of course our favorite blog Evidenceinmotion has a link to this blog on their EBP resources page. It’s hard to stay…

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