Beat the winter blues

Do you notice you have less energy and may feel a little blue in the winter? Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression in which symptoms often start in the fall and continue through the winter months. The feelings of depression and lethargy can affect about 4% to 6% of […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: From the Editor|Tags: |0 Comments

Physical therapy effectively manages chronic pain

We have all heard about the growing opioid addiction problem in the U.S. as people seek to manage their chronic pain.

Nine people die every day from overdosing on opioids, according to The National Institute of Health.

The NIH also reports 21% to 29% of patients who use opioids misuse them.

How physical […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Pelvic dysfunction is more common than you think

Many orthopedic and neurological problems are commonly known to be treated by physical therapists, such as low back pain, strokes and post-operative rehabilitation. However, one fairly common problem that affects one in four women is not openly discussed - pelvic dysfunction and incontinence.
By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

From PT to living kidney donor advocate

I met Joel more than 25 years ago when I was still a student and were attending rival PT schools. Joel and I shared the same dream — to become the best physical therapists we could and to positively impact people’s lives through our work. Although we lost contact as […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Categories: From the Editor|Tags: |1 Comment

Therapeutic modalities supported

As physical therapists, along with other rehabilitation professionals, we feel the services we provide always have our patients’ best interests at heart. But sometimes the efficacy of certain modalities comes into question in this age of research-supported treatment.

In the August 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Academy […]

By |August 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |1 Comment

Life’s cycle through the eyes of a respiratory therapist

The aerator for my aquarium went out again! This is the fourth time I’ve had to replace it in the last 10 months. Replacing an aeration system is an excruciating process for me, because there are so many options to choose from. But it adds oxygen and circulates the aquarium’s […]

Proper bracing support improves patient outcomes

Bracing has been an important adjunct to therapy interventions for decades, and the science behind bracing continues to advance. The scope and technology of the bio-mechanics has assisted in positive outcomes of patients from simple braces to multi-joint, hinged and assisted bracing.

Proper support through bracing can greatly improve and […]

By |July 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

X-ray vision and the radiology connection

As a few friends and I met for coffee one weekend, our conversation gravitated toward the value and contribution of the professional discipline that each of us represented: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, respiratory therapy and radiology. During our spirited discussion, we realized the invisible thread that […]

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: From the Editor|Tags: |0 Comments

The Medici Effect: Diverse healthcare disciplines drive innovation

It never ceases to amazed me when someone asks what I, a physical therapist educator, am doing in the area of institutional research and strategic planning in academia. Years ago, when I transitioned to academia, my colleagues questioned why I would leave clinical practice to be an academic when […]

By |July 6th, 2017|Categories: From the Editor|Tags: |0 Comments

On the go

Functional training and working on activities of daily living are integral aspects of physical therapy and rehabilitation. As PTs, we are always looking for ways and devices to make our treatment sessions more efficient and applicable to daily life. One of the newer inventions making headlines was invented at […]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments
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