I am a Physical Therapist, a Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist, a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, an Educator, and a Research Junkie. My goal is to provide a resource for orthopedic and sports medicine clinicians to keep up to date with the current literature and allow them to translate it to their practice.
Being an expert clinician depends on your ability to constantly assess your practice patterns and understand inefficiencies or inaccuracies in your reasoning. This site will help to give you the tools necessary to assess these aspects of your practice and will frequently change as I take on the same task.
As a clinician, I specialize in the treatment of athletic hip injuries and, more specifically, the evaluation and treatment of ice hockey athletes. As I have gained experience and researched these areas of practice, I have developed continuing education courses dedicated to these topics. Please see upcoming courses in your area or feel free to reach out if you are interested in hosting a course.
I am VERY active on social media in sharing, discussing, and critiquing all things rehabilitation. Feel free to connect with me with the links below:
Thanks for visiting and I look forward to connecting!
John Snyder, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Clinical Prediction Rules
A clinical prediction rule (CPR) is a guideline in which the best combination of medical signs, symptoms, and other clinical findings in predicting the probability of a specific disease or outcome are determined. Included is a list of CPRs and their support in the literature that should help in the physical therapist’s clinical decision making process.
When attempting to determine return to sport and/or work, the use of specific, reliable, and applicable functional testing provides objective criteria to make this determination. Included are several functional tests and testing systems and their support in the literature analyzed.
Have you ever fallen asleep reading a journal article? It’s okay to say yes. We all have. This is not the case though if you read John Snyder’s blog posts, which are a combination of informative and entertaining. My favorite posts range from “Ice Hockey Injuries: Who Gets Hurt and Why Does it Matter?” to “Hip Pain: Return to Sports Considerations.” He’s able to take the sometimes mundane and dry journal articles on a key topic on ortho and sports physical therapy and create a blog post that synthesizes all the information you need to know on the topic. It’s John’s unique writing style that sets his blog and work above others. It’s also the reason I’ve asked John to write several review sections for a new OCS/SCS study prep book Fast Twitch Press is publishing this fall.
John Snyder is a talented and mindful clinician who fully appreciates the injury to performance spectrum. He has an uncanny grasp of the literature and is able to effectively synthesize it and translate it to the clients seeking his services. Anytime one reads John’s articles, It becomes readily apparent that he has done due diligence in understanding the most current and cutting edge research. John is someone who will have a profound impact on our profession and is well on his way to become a hockey and hip pathology expert in particular. The greatest compliment that I can pay John is that he has yet to define professional limits but is undoubtedly on the path do so.
I connected with John Snyder back when we served on the AAOMPT sSIG together. Since then he has become a good friend who I routinely discuss the rehabilitation process with. His background in hockey and current interest in the hip give him a perspective that I have appreciated. I have enjoyed our interactions and appreciate him as a colleague and friend.
Dr. John Snyder is one of the few online personas I know I can count on for evidenced based information for a variety of rehabilitation topics. I always learn something novel and clinically applicable from his posts on his blog and MedBridge Education. My feed is selective with who I place on it, and I always make sure to read anything John writes and share it on my social media channels as well.
Dr. Snyder is one of the few clinicians in the field of rehabilitation who is regarded as an expert unanimously by his peers and colleagues.