What to Read: November 2013 – January 2014

Blog Posts 1. "Metacognition, Critical Thinking, and Science Based Practice" by Kyle Ridgeway, DPT (PTThinkTank.com) 2. "Let’s Talk Spinal Manipulation (Thrust, Grade 5, or Whatever Else You Wanna Call It)…" by Joseph Brence, DPT, FAAOMPT (ForwardThinkingPT.com) 3. "MRI Findings in Low Back Pain" by Mark Gibson (MarkGibsonPhysio.com) 4. "Clinical Prediction Rules: The Good, The Bad,…

What to Read: August-October 2013

Blog Posts Over at ACL Prevention, Trent Nessler, DPT has posted several fantastic posts centered around using movement analysis in the treatment of orthopedic conditions ("Does Movement Assessment Really Tell You Anything?", "Does Injury Prevention = Improved Performance?", "Does endurance play a role in lower kinetic chain injury prevention?"). Evidence-Based Practice has been an important…

What to Read: March-July 2013

Blog Posts Harrison Vaughan, PT, DPT at In Touch PT delves into some current evidence and clinical reasoning related to mechanical traction for patients presenting with neck pain ("What is Your Clinical Reasoning Behind Using Cervical Traction?"). As he states, the current CPR is unvalidated and likely leaves out many patients who could potentially benefit…

What to Read: February 2013

To start, Therapydia's Blog Awards end this Tuesday, February 26th at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST. Immediately following the end of voting, the winners will be announced live on Therapydia's PT-TV. So, please take the time to vote for Orthopedic Manual PT as the 'Best Student Blog', I appreciate your continued support! VOTE HERE!…

What to Read: January 2013

Blog Posts Mike Reinold recently published a guest post titled "Do Males and Females with Patellofemoral Pain Need to be Treated Differently?" written by Heidi Mills, BSc (Hons), GSR. This article points out the inherent biomechanical differences between men and women and how these translate to clinical practice. That being said, there is no cookbook…