Blog Posts

1. “Metacognition, Critical Thinking, and Science Based Practice” by Kyle Ridgeway, DPT (

2. “Let’s Talk Spinal Manipulation (Thrust, Grade 5, or Whatever Else You Wanna Call It)…” by Joseph Brence, DPT, FAAOMPT (

3. “MRI Findings in Low Back Pain” by Mark Gibson (

4. “Clinical Prediction Rules: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” by Matthew Barton, SPT, CSCS, HFS (

5. “Becoming a Self-Sustaining Physical Therapist: From Spoon-Fed to Hunter-Gatherer” by Kenneth Taylor, SPT (

6. “Agree or Disagree the Less Wrong Way” by Kyle Ridgeway, DPT (

7. “What is a Lateral Shift & Why Does It Matter?” by Trent Nessler, DPT (

8. “Here’s to a Nonoperative 2014” by John Childs, PhD, DPT, FAAOMPT (

9. “Busting the Myth that Manipulation is at End-Range” by Harrison Vaughn, DPT (

10. “Does evidence support using the Functional Movement Screen?” by Chris Beardsley (


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2. Di Stasi SL, et al. Neuromuscular Training to Target Deficits Associated With Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43 (11): 777–792, A1–11.

3. Frank B, et al. Trunk and Hip Biomechanics Influence Anterior Cruciate Loading Mechanisms in Physically Active Participants. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41 (11): 2676–2683.

4. Hartigan EH, et al. Kinesiophobia After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Reconstruction: Noncopers Versus Potential Copers. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2013; 43 (11): 821–832.

5. Herrington L, et al. Task based rehabilitation protocol for elite athletes following Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction: a clinical commentary. Physical Therapy in Sport. 2013; 14 (4): 188–198.

6. Lind M, et al. Free Rehabilitation Is Safe After Isolated Meniscus Repair: A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Free with Restricted Rehabilitation Regimens. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2013; 41 (12): 2753–2758.

7. Rabin A, et al. A Clinical Prediction Rule to Identify Patients With Low Back Pain Who Are Likely to Experience Short-Term Success Following Lumbar Stabilization Exercises: A Randomized Controlled Validation Study. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. 2014; 44 (1): 6–18, B1–13.

8. Rhon D, et al. Manual physical therapy and perturbation exercises in knee osteoarthritis. Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. 2013; 21 (4): 220–228.

9. Sihvonen R, et al. Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy versus Sham Surgery for a Degenerative Meniscal Tear. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013; 369 (26): 2515–2524.

10. Thomas LC, et al. Effect of Selected Manual Therapy Interventions for Mechanical Neck Pain on Vertebral and Internal Carotid Arterial Blood Flow and Cerebral Inflow. Physical Therapy. 2013; 93 (11): 1563–1574.

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