Allostasis: Stability Through Change

Could life be as simple as ‘fall down 7 times and get up 8?’

The International Psychogeriatrics Journal published an article describing the commonalities in people between the ages of 90 and 101. Their common traits include stubbornness, optimism, a domineering streak, and a bond with a higher power, family, and the land. These psychosocial traits complement the behavioral traits…

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Clinical Podcast: PT on Main Street | Dr. Chris Moore

We have a fun episode for you this week! Dr. Chris Moore, Jeff’s older brother and role model, joins us on the EIM Clinical Podcast! Chris and Jeff managed a physical therapy practice, Back in Motion, in Michigan, and Chris continues that practice today.

We tend to have nationally known guests on the EIM Clinical Podcast, but one thing…

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Who Cares Anymore?

The impetus for this blog post came from reading an article in Pain Medicine – “Care” without Compassion – The Eighth Social Sin? I think it raises important points and questions in regards to providing “care” for those suffering from pain.

As the article points out in today’s world, the word “care” is freely attached to almost anything and everything in…

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Therapeutic Alliance: Start With Why

Do you strive on a daily basis to improve your therapeutic alliance with your patients?

Do you try to form stronger relationships with your patients, physician referral sources, and co-workers?

A hot topic in healthcare has been this idea of therapeutic alliance.  Research has mentioned this as being a key in our delivery of positive patient outcomes.  In 2010…

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Clinical Podcast: Ascend, WebPT, and Words of Wisdom | Heidi Jannenga

Dr. Heidi Jannenga, President and Co-Founder of WebPT, joins us on the EIM Clinical Podcast! Heidi shares a little about her story co-founding WebPT and providing helpful solutions for physical therapists. She also shares quite a bit of what happened at the Ascend Conference that WebPT recently hosted. It was a very exciting conference and we hope to…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Bet on Chronic Pain

Welcome back for a BRAND NEW Season of the EIM Practice Leadership Podcast!! Dr. Larry Benz is very excited for season 2 of this show, bringing you a series of episodes on the topic of “big bets.” Bets that we need to make in physical therapy. Larry discussed these bets at the recent Ascend Conference, from WebPT, in Phoenix.

Our…

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The Danger of Sedentary Behavior and What to do About It

You have probably heard the statement “sitting is the new smoking”. However, are you aware of the magnitude of sedentary behavior among our patients?

Are we doing anything about it?

What should we be doing?

 
Magnitude of the issue
Since 9 hours of sedentary time is associated with increased morbidity, disability, and mortality it is very concerning that adults…

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