How to Keep Your Patients Engaged Between Appointments
March 22, 2018 -
Keeping patients engaged is important not only for the business side of PT practice, but also for fostering positive outcomes for the patients themselves. WebPT lists several ways to help maintain...
March 21, 2018 -
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Mark Rippetoe Asks "Are Physical Therapists Readlly Frauds?"
This post was originally posted on the CPA ShoPTalk blog in 2015.Got your attention? That’s what this prominent US strength coach with over 30 years of experience in the fitness industry was trying to do when he posed this question about our profession on a popular bodybuilding blog.Is he right?The Big IdeaMark Rippetoe (Rip) is known for his bravado and polarizing opinions, but also for his ex...
Is Surgical Intervention Helpful in Cases of Lateral Epicondylitis?
March 19, 2018 -
In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled RCT, researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia examined whether surgery was effective in relieving pain and restoring function ...
A New CPG for Non-specific Neck Pain
March 15, 2018 -
A new clinical practice guideline for the assessment and treatment of patients with non-specific neck pain has been released by the Royal Dutch Society for Physical Therapy (KNGF).
The "Crucial Conversations" That All PTs Should Have With Their Patients
March 12, 2018 -
The ability of therapists to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients hinges on their ability to communicate clearly, effectively, and empathetically. For some therapists, this is intui...
Treat Chronic Low Back Pain With Weight Training
March 08, 2018 -
It may come as no surprise to physiotherapists that resistance training has been shown to successfully treat low back pain. But what does this rehab look like?
7 Habits of Highly Effective Physical Therapists
March 05, 2018 -
The best physiotherapists don't stop learning once school is done, or once they're comfortable in their position. To be a great PT, continual learning of recent research and new technology is need...
What's Better For Patellar Pain: Isometrics Or Eccentrics?
March 01, 2018 -
Eccentrics are commonly thought of as the best therapeutic exercises to manage patellar tendinopathy. However, new evidence suggests that isometrics and isotonics are better at significantly impro...
Tools For Establishing a Good Therapeutic Relationship
Feb. 26, 2018 -
As clinicians we know how important it is to establish a good therapeutic relationship with patients. There are some therapists that make this look effortless--they can connect with patients and pe...
"Strength Stretching" - A Better Way to Improve Range of Motion
Feb. 22, 2018 -
Multiple studies have shown that static stretching is ineffective at improving performance, reducing injury in most sports, or even having much of a physiological effect at all.