Provide Care for Patients Like a Fox Not a Hedgehog

Pain, especially persistent pain, is complex and usually a multifactorial problem. Because it is multifactorial and having a number of factors and causes involved it is very rare a single intervention will solve it. Sure, we will hear the stories from individuals who report that a single intervention was what fixed their back pain or fibromyalgia symptoms – just read the…

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Hybrid Education is not Special

As a DPT faculty in Baylor’s new accelerated, hybrid DPT model (and someone who has served as an adjunct faculty at South’s newly accredited hybrid DPT program), I get a lot of questions about “hybrid education.”
“Do you ever even teach or do you just record lectures for students to watch online?”

“What do you use to run…

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Satisfied or Not Satisfied? That is the Question.

I have been working in outpatient orthopedics for just shy of 20 years.  Most of those years has been a combination of clinical care and operations within the outpatient physical therapy industry.  Years ago, I heard a statistic that has stuck with me for many years.  The statistic is as follows: The average outpatient physical therapist will leave outpatient clinical…

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We Are Humans with Unmet Needs

We frequently discuss pain, depression, anxiety, addiction and the ways our medical industrial complex sells sickness and risky interventions as simple solutions to “fix you!”  I recently listened to Johann Hari discussing his book Lost Connections ( on the Ezra Klein show).  There are some that disagree with his analysis of societal influences on mental health, though I found many of…

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Manual Therapy – Where is it Going?

Over the past several months I have been thinking a lot about manual therapy, specifically the future of manual therapy.  Obviously there has been a large amount of literature diving into the topic of manual therapy within physical therapy, but where are we going now with our research?  Is manual therapy “all that”?  How do we blend it with other…

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