What to Read: April-May 2015

Each month multiple bloggers, researchers, and clinicians produce evidence-based content that moves our profession forward. Below are several research and blog articles I recommend from this past month... Blog Posts: 1. "Stabbed in the back: Moving the knife out of back pain", by Jørgen Jevne 2. "Don't Freak Out: Treating Pain with Simple Fundamentals", by Greg…

What to Read: February 2015

Each month multiple bloggers, researchers, and clinicians produce evidence-based content that moves our profession forward. Below are several research and blog articles I recommend from this past month... Blog Posts: 1. "Stabbed in the back: Moving the knife out of back pain", by Jørgen Jevne 2. "Don't Freak Out: Treating Pain with Simple Fundamentals", by Greg…

What to Read: July 2014

Blog Posts "We Need to Educate and Interact - With Ourselves and Our Patients", by Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, DAC "Utility of the Head Thrust Test to Investigate Vestibular Function: A Clinical Pearl", by Jeff Walter, PT, DPT, NCS "Repeated Motions Exam and Treatment: Why You Should Be Using It", by Chris Fox…

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: 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…