Managing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: More than just doing pelvic floor exercises
Oct. 18, 2017 -
For many clinicians, there may be an assumption that the majority of pelvic floor rehabilitation focuses on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. While an important component in some scenarios, t...
Special Test Refresh: 90-90 Leg Raise
Oct. 16, 2017 -
Although it may go by several different names, the "90-90 Test" or "Passive Knee Extension Test", this test can be a valuable way of assessing hamstring length, joint range of motion and end feel o...
Preterm Paediatric Early Intervention Improves Ability to Explore
Oct. 13, 2017 -
When 24 healthy full-term, 24 healthy preterm and 6 preterm infants born with a brain injury were observed over a 24 month period, it was discovered that the age matched preterm group demonstrated ...
Oct. 12, 2017 -
A Practice Area Worth Digging Into
As physiotherapists, I can say with confidence that we decided to join this profession to provide an opportunity to tangibly help people with their health. Last year, at about this time I was reflecting how there was one specific area where I felt pretty helpless in my ability to help patients. The problem was that it was an area that was really impacting their ability to function and was affe...
Oct. 11, 2017 -
Technology and Predictive Analytics in Health and Rehabilitation
Career pathways are diverse in physiotherapy. Our profession is multifaceted; it includes clinicians, researchers, leaders, managers, educators and auditors. The individuals in these roles collaborate as the structural components of our profession. Mine to date has been subdivided into traditional private practice, teaching, research and technology/innovation Private practice initiated my inte...
Is an Objective Measurement of Pain Using fMRI in Our Future?
Oct. 10, 2017 -
In a profession where objective measures are highly regarded, it seems reasonable that we are looking for an objective way to measure pain with fMRI.
Oct. 06, 2017 -
16 Reasons Why Sleep Should Matter to Physiotherapists
Sleep impacts so many different aspects of our health and life. I want to highlight 16 reasons why this topic of sleep should matter for us as physiotherapists. Are you ready? Here we go! #1: Sleep Affects A Lot of People Disrupted sleep affects a large portion of the population. When looking at the stats, sleep problems are common. In the USA, there are an estimated 50-70 million adults...
Pec Minor Pain Free Release
Oct. 05, 2017 -
A hypertonic and restricted pec minor can contribute to your patients shoulder, chest and/or neck pain.
Physiotherapy in the ICU
Oct. 02, 2017 -
Physiotherapists play an important role in the prevention and treatment of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) acquired weakness. Occurring in more than 50% of patients mechanically ventilated for at least 4...
An App For Improved Patient Exercise Program Compliance
Sept. 27, 2017 -
Turns out we might be able to do better than paper handouts when it comes to encouraging our patients to stay consistent with their home exercise programs!