About James Ross

James F. Ross, PT, DPT, CSCS, is clinical editorial director of continuing education for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.

Bigger, stronger, faster — At what cost? The problem with PEDs

In the world of sports, athletes put great effort into becoming bigger, stronger and faster to gain whatever advantage they can. Various training techniques and diets have been developed over the years to reach these goals.

However, the use of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) has become […]

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: From the Editor||0 Comments

Do you feel stressed out?

April is Stress Awareness Month and is a time for PTs to raise awareness about the effects of being stressed to improve millions of lives.
By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: From the Editor||0 Comments

Learn how to address LGBTQ healthcare concerns

It is important for physical therapists to be aware of the many disparities that exist for the LGBTQ community and engage appropriately with those patients.
By |February 19th, 2018|Categories: News||0 Comments

Hospital falls can cost big dollars

As healthcare professionals, we intuitively know patient falls are a big issue for hospitals. So it’s not surprising that hospital falls have become a hot topic during the past few years.

Since 2008, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have modified the reimbursement structure of payment, denying or limiting hospital reimbursement […]

By |January 9th, 2018|Categories: News||1 Comment

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||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||2 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||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||1 Comment

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||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||0 Comments
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