Invited Commentary: Who has time to improve their career?

The following is an article written by Phil Plisky and Jenna Gourlay with Professional Rebellion...   What is one thing you would change about your job that would allow you to enjoy it much more? That was the question posed to the room during a conference.  No one knew where the question was going, but…

Review: MedBridgeGO Patient HEP app

Patient compliance is an integral piece of the rehabilitation puzzle. Patients being consistent with their prescribed home exercise program depends on several factors, however there are two aspects that stand out beyond the rest. Forming a Therapeutic Alliance with the patient and getting buy-in that their program will help them achieve THEIR goals Providing a…

Updated Clinical Prediction Rule Resource (Again)

Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) are an interesting, complicated, and often misunderstood area of rehabilitation research. To say all CPRs are not created equal would be a significant understatement. In this most recent rehaul of the CPR Resource, I focused on not just adding to the quantity of rules included, but I spent the vast majority of…

CEU Review: Orthopedic Excellence: The Spine

Course Title: Orthopedic Excellence: The Spine Faculty: Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT and Eric Hegedus,PT, DPT, MHSc, OCS, CSCS Overview: Orthopedic Excellence: The Spine is a course series offered through the online continuing education company MedBridge Education. The series is broken into three regions (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar) and two categories (evaluation and treatment). All courses, excluding…

Clinical Prediction Rule Update

I have taken the time to update the Clinical Predition Rule (CPR) Resource... Newly added CPRs include: 1. Anterior Shoulder Instability 2. Closed Cervical Fracture 3. Hip Osteoarthritis 4. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis 5. MCL Pathology 6. Vertebral Compression Fracture Additionally, the Litaker et al. study was added to the diagnostic CPR for Rotator Cuff Pathology and the…

CEU Review: Modern Pain Sciences by NXT Gen Institute of Physical Therapy

Course Title: Modern Pain Sciences: Manual Therapy’s Keys to Motivation, Input and Plan Date: December 7th, 2014 Location: Pittsburgh, PA Faculty: Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, COMT, FAAOMPT, DAC & Francois Prizinski, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT, DAC Throughout my didactic and clinical education as a student at the University of Pittsburgh, I was exposed to very little in terms…

CEU Review: MedBridge Education's Patient Care HEP

Patient education and the instruction of a home exercise program (HEP) is of utmost importance to clinicians in order to obtain positive patient outcomes and to improve compliance. Recently, MedBridge Education rolled out their Patient Care Portal, which includes a HEP and Patient Education materials. I have had the opportunity to use this software for…