The title to my blog is, “Physical Therapy Blog on Evidenced-Informed Orthopedics, Manual Therapy and Knowledge Translation from Academia to Clinical Practice” with a primary emphasis on the bolded phrase.  With the blog and intern teaching, I try to mingle all 3 aspects of EBP but especially giving a fairness to the two that most […]

Colleagues / Readers, My family and I will be attending this year’s AAOMPT Conference in Louisville, KY from Friday, Oct 23rd to Sunday, Oct 25th.  If any of you’ll are going to be attending, I would love to catch up and talk shop. Shoot me an email at if you plan to attend and […]

I have always assessed the quality and quantity of sleep patterns with my patients since I started practicing.   It is not until I am the big age of 3-2 now and have a one year old that I realized how important it is to even my various pain troubles! I never received any formal training, […]

You can give a man a fish, or you can teach a man to fish. We do both. This proverb has been my underlying principle during clinical care since introduced by my mentor at In Touch Therapy 7 years ago.  It has recently emerged again, this time, on the STAND (Sustainable Therapy and New Development): The Haiti Project’s website. This […]

The following post comes from Brandon Whittington (twitter / google plus), a soon to be graduate from Lynchburg College DPT program.  He has interned under me for the past 16 weeks, a real tech geek and wants to share the following information to the physical therapy world. As a student physical therapist I like to stay […]

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I had a female patient come into the office the other day complaining of left ankle pain following tripping on the ice the day before after leaving her home having an inversion ankle injury.  She was currently being treated in our clinic for balance and hip pain, but hasn’t sought care from a medical physician […]

Any manual therapists in the physical therapy / physiotherapy world should know the influence of Dr. James Cyriax.  Essentially, he can be the reason that our profession has the ability to perform manual therapy, especially manipulation.  He has been quoted to say, “physiotherapists were the most apt professionals to learn manipulative techniques”.  Some may say that he […]

There has been quite a bit going on in the field of Physical Therapy and great news from some of my personal colleagues that deserve recognition. Dr. Justin Dunaway, a fellow fellow-in-training, recently started his own non-profit organization, STAND: the Haiti Project, to provide the citizens of Haiti with musculoskeletal healthcare and to eventually establish a […]

I wrote a post several weeks ago giving readers history and objective findings of a difficult chronic low back pain case.  Revert back to it before reading on. Patient was treated in physical therapy for 3 weeks with no expression of improvement per SANE scale, no change per GROC, only short term centralization phenomenon but […]

I polled my readers several weeks ago asking them what they thought the tissue source was in low back pain?  Thanks to everyone who responded and provided feedback!  Results are: An overwhelming winner at 41% “none: pain does not equal tissue damage” So my next thought is: with this rationale, how would you treat an individual coming […]


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