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I recently had a patient s/p cervical spine fusion call several hours after my evaluation and ask for her referral back so she could go elsewhere.  It seems I was not following her surgeon’s referral for hot pack, US, ROM and exercise three times a week for six weeks. I had recommended two times a week…

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Why keep treating?

Seldom do I pick up and read a qualitative study, however this one caught my eye (survey followed by a qualitative analysis). I was disturbed by a few things in this article. First, the term “physical therapy clinicians” was used to refer to PTs, chiropractors and osteopaths. Secondly, why is anyone continuing to treat patients with LBP for more than…

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Evidence-based Practice Management

Over the past several years, I have seen very few times when the business world has adapted management practices that were originated in medicine-it typically is just the opposite.  The global trend of EBP though has some significant analogies in business and I hope and believe that there will be overflow from EBP into the business sector.&nbsp…

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What is Spinal Stability?

Greetings all and many thanks to John and Larry et al for inviting me to be a guest poster at EIM.
Part of my mid-life crisis involved learning that there is often more to be gained in asking questions than in offering answers:) So for my first official EIM post, I ask the question, ‘What is spinal stability?’ …
Much…

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The Pop?

Does the “Pop” matter? Apparently not in the low back! I have attached an article by Tim, John and Julie F that was just published in JMPT. The results of this analysis support their initial findings (also attached) that the pop associated with spinal manipulation does not correlate with a successful outcome in terms of the ODI scores, pain and…

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Searching and search engines

Last week’s New England Journal of Medicine published this interesting article on the frequency of use of search engines from the web. The author examined the hits on Highwire Press, a Stanford University Libraries based Website host for 918 scholarly journals. Google demonstrated the majority of hits (56.4%) in June of 2005.  Google Scholar, which was launched…

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Prilosec & Physical Therapy

One of Larry’s top two favorite reads in 2005 was “The
One Thing You Need to Know” by Marcus
Buckingham. I just finished reading
it and found it to be one of mine as well. Whether you are interested in leadership, management, or merely
sustaining individual success, you will find this book invaluable (as well as
the “one thing…

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