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: |0 Comments

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: |0 Comments

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

The ties that bind athletic trainers and athletes

Earlier this spring, I visited an athletic training facility of a university in Florida. The facility is staffed with several athletic trainers, and it was abuzz with athletes as I was being given a tour. Out of curiosity, I asked Kaley, one of the trainers, what attracted her to […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: From the Editor|Tags: |0 Comments

Concussion: Get ahead of the problem

Concussions have become a more visible and mainstream issue over the last few years through movies and NFL engagement. According to the CDC, an estimated 330,000 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments for sports-related injuries, including diagnoses of concussion or traumatic brain injury, in 2012.

Concussions can vary from […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

What’s on the menu?

While attending a local Rotary Club luncheon recently, I sat next to Bob and Jean, a married couple in their mid-70s who recently moved to the area.

Upon learning that I am a physical therapist, Bob told me he had recently been receiving physical therapy treatments. Last November, he fell […]

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