Will Health Care Price Transparency Really Drive Down Costs?

Last Monday, there was an executive order signed that called for more transparency of pricing that hospitals charge for services.  You can read about it here if you missed the news. The order is said to help create more awareness and put patients in the driver’s seat when choosing where to have their care.  While I think it is…

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Stop Babysitting Your Patients!

Let me paint the picture for you.

There is a patient who is suffering from persistent lateral elbow pain.  He has had several injections to ease his pain.  None have really helped.  Now he is out of work due to the pain.

He was told to go see a physical therapist to have this condition addressed.

Awesome, right?

Well…not…

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A Little Love for Case Reports

Peer reviewed case reports have been a common study design published in the medical literature.  Although they are at the lower end of the levels of evidence pyramid, I still have gotten valuable information from a well written, peer reviewed case report.

 

As seen in the level of evidence pyramid, we often put high value on randomized control trials…

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ABPTRFE Policies Continue to Threaten Residency and Fellowship Programs – Will the APTA Do Something?

CSM 2019 was bustling with more than 16,500 PTs, PTAs and students.  The Walter E. Washington Convention Center was packed with PT professionals wanting to progress their careers through educational sessions, networking and Academy/Section events.  The halls were filled with conversations regarding our profession and there was one that seemed to be the loudest: the American Board of…

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To Catch a Predator – PT Version

Halloween has come and past, however it seems that there is still a “spookiness” in the air.   Word on the street is that manual therapy can raise the dead.

For those that have seen the recent issue of JOSPT probably have seen the editorial published by our friends Chad Cook, Josh Cleland and Paul Mintken.  The title: “Manual Therapy Cures…

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Pain Education in an Acute Care Setting – A Patient Story to Read!

This Feature Friday post is one of my favorites.  It is a patient story involving the application of pain neuroscience education in an acute care setting written to ISPI faculty member Kory Zimney.  Please take a read – it will brighten up your Friday.  Remember, what we do as PTs is important and can make a difference in someone’s life…

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