This is a VERY powerful case report.  Read on to see how osteopractic intervention set the bar higher in physical therapy results. Initial Evaluation Subjective History: 42 y/o female presents with neck and arm pain.  It started when she was lifting heavy objects at work and at home due to circumstances of moving some things.  Her […]

Therapeutic pain science educated has sky-rocketed in the past few years.  Even though the concepts have been around for quite some time, it seems to have found a place among on-line discussions, continuing education courses and a slew of YouTube videos since my graduate studies. I have become quite fond of the information myself and continuing […]

I was recently evaluating a patient for low back pain who within the last 6 months had PT at another location for same condition. I asked him what type of procedures were performed to assist in his recovery.  I tend to do this in general to get an idea of what works and what doesn’t […]

I recently had this case: Subjective History: 87 y/o female presents with right elbow pain.  It has going on 2 years or more.  She has had all of the injections should could have in the right elbow (at 3), and now she is told the elbow pain is from the neck.  She has also tried […]

I recently had this case: Subjective: 44 y/o female presents with neck pain.  It started coming on a few weeks ago (no known reason) but really got really bad yesterday (again no known reason).  She sought PCP office for a consult, who did x-ray (she is unsure results yet) and prescribed Prednisone & Skelaxin (but […]

I recently sought dental work from a new dentist.  Great service, low waiting time and yeh…I got this goodie bag for my first visit. I felt like a kid again.  No lollipop, but it was full of items branded towards the dental industry; such as tooth paste, tooth brush, floss, and mouth wash. I would […]

I just had a brief conversation on the phone with a worker’s compensation case manager about a low back pain patient that I saw today.  He was seen by a colleague of mine for the first 3 visits, then transferred to me today. The patient is improving, however, my colleague gave me heads up on psychosocial […]

The following post is one I composed for MedBridge Education regarding a course given by Carrie Hall, PT, MHS on Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (FAI).  FAI is definitely becoming more mainstream diagnosis so I do recommend educating yourself on the condition.  Words have meaning and if I was told I had Femoral-Acetabular Impingement (longer word than spondylolisthesis!), […]

It is always interesting to read physical therapist’s biographies on pamphlets or online.  Dr. Eric Jorde and I have spoken about this many times over the year. I just picked up one today while taking my wife for a baby check-up and continue to chuckle at the presentation and what is written.  In general, they […]

Max Zusman has a great Editorial Opinion in the Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare in 2013 entitled, “Belief reinforcement. one reason why costs for low back pain have not decreased”.  It is available via open source here. There are definitely many points out of this piece that could be written about, but I like how he […]

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