Constipation is One of My Clinical Interests and Passions

Here’s a phrase I never thought I would say: constipation is one of my clinical interests and passions.

Yep, you read that correctly.

And here is another: all therapists should care about constipation, because it impacts the systems and structures that you are working with. If we are taking our rightful places as primary musculoskeletal care providers for our…

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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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Happy Endings in Opioid Use? You Bet!

The current CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids clearly state, “Opioids are not first-line or routine therapy for chronic pain.” Most physical therapists and other non-prescribing health care professions breathe a tremendous sigh of relief as they examine these guidelines, hopeful that lives will be saved, and patients suffering from chronic pain will no longer be placed on the…

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A Bridge for Inference

Inference is a fascinating word. It has dual meanings that can describe both the process of thinking and the conclusions from thinking. Inference is associated with the intellectual ability to reason, think, and solve problems. Vocabulary.com defines it as:
“conclusions drawn from supporting evidence and reasoning”.
Our lives are full of inferences where logical deductions are made based on…

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Under Pressure

I’m sorry, I got that song stuck in your head, didn’t I? I just couldn’t help myself…

Today I wanted to have a little chat with you folks about intra-abdominal pressure (IAP)-what is it, how can we use it to maximize our patients’ benefit from therapy, and is there such a thing as too much…

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