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 […]

I am sure all of you have heard the phrase that clinical practice is ~13-18 yrs  behind what research shows is effective.  Meaning, it takes this amount of time for changes to occur clinically based on sound evidence.  This may shorten with the access to relevant research (blogs, Twitter, Pedro, etc.), but to be realistic, […]

As I get ready to embark on my first week of orthopaedic manual physical therapy fellowship training through AAMT, I know I will be challenged professionally more than I have in the past six years as a clinician.  I will be alongside some of the most ambitious and forward-thinking clinicians in the country and learn from […]

Ahh, the mystical frozen shoulder.  We have all had our share of patients, with frustration typically steaming out of both parties’ ears.  It is a diagnosis usually made of exclusion, but a proper examination can help rule-in the condition.  The onset is usually spontaneous, the cause of the condition is still unknown and not one […]

Eric Jorde, a colleague, and I were talking the other day about the rise of students that come to us for internships who are considering Residency Programs now.  When I graduated just 6 years ago, continuing on to a residency program after graduating was not a consideration at all! With that said, both he, I and David […]

  The title, “Where and what is your DRIVER”, refers to an area of the body where you think is the pain provocator, source of greatest dysfunction, locator of primary deficits, or in general the most common targeted area to intervene to get the most bang for your buck.  Now that is a run on sentence! You […]


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