Friday Feature: #physicaltherapy and Spanx

Thought that blog headline would generate some level of interest.

Listening to a great new NPR Podcast by NPR called How I Built This. The very first episode tracks Sara Blakely and her innovation and development of Spanx.  After significant effort in finding a supplier, getting a patent, and reserving a unique name, this former fax saleswomen was able to…

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Pain is an OUTPUT

There was an interesting study that came out in June of this year that got a bit of press and activity on social media that our research group at ISPI had a bit of banter through some emails that I thought I would share in this post as a summary of our discussion. As Adriaan stated when he started the…

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The Power of Images

I speak frequently about the continued overutilization of diagnostic imaging in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.  As humans we are use to looking at wrinkles on the outside.  Some of us may choose to inject the wrinkes with a poison to paralyze the surrounding musculature in order to “flatten” them.  However, most agree that in and off themselves these wrinkles…

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What Your Patient Really Wants to Know – The secret sauce to patient satisfaction

Sriracha, the fiery red Asian chili sauce, is the latest condiment craze in America. Besides being found in restaurants and grocery stores, Sriracha has somehow found its way on top of doughnuts and pastries, in ice cream and lip balm and is even touted on T-shirts and various other merchandise. It’s taken the culinary world by storm, and…

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The Impairment You Might be Missing

In our world of physical therapy, the word “impairment” is one that is used throughout DPT curriculum and clinical discussions with coworkers and colleagues. Most of these conversations involve the terms weakness, hypomobility, hypermobility, etc. We can all attest to finding these at play in the patients we evaluate day in and day out. However, there is another important impairment…

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Change The World, One Step At A Time.

We are excited to welcome guest blogger, Andrew Meas, to share his experience as we participate in Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month with our sister company, NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NeuroRTI).

My biggest challenge came on September 6, 2007 when my life changed forever…

I had just left the gym and was headed home when a 91 year old man hit…

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PT is Indeed the Best First Choice

This is a fascinating study by Dr. Julie Fritz and colleagues that has been hitting the press and social media airwaves over the last few days. The primary purpose was to compare utilization and costs in patients with a new onset of back pain in primary care based on whether the initial management strategy included advanced imaging (MRI & CT…

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#DPTStudent Chat Feature Friday: National Student Conclave

Welcome to the #DPTStudent Chat “Feature Friday”;  a weekly recap of the Twitter chat/Google Hangout that the #DPTStudent group hosts every other Wednesday night from 9:00 – 10:00 EST. This week’s topic was on the upcoming National Student Conclave coming up October 30 – November 1, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Be sure to monitor the #DPTstudent hashtag on…

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