Category: Clinical Reasoning

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Practice Template

One of the great things about the modern PT student is their level of education. Current programs, with the occasional unfortunate exception, do a pretty…

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Red Flags in Clinical Practice

“…something serious in the woodshed…” (Cyriax 1982) As clinicians, we deal with diagnostic uncertainty every day and we seek to minimise the risk of missing…

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Clinical Reasoning In Manual Therapy

Touch is an important part of human interaction. Pain is an unpleasant human experience. Touch conveys meaning that words often cannot. Pain is often hard,…

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Load Management in the Workplace

Load Training load has been defined as the cumulative amount of stress (physiological, psychological, or mechanical) placed on an individual from a single or multiple…

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Why Do Muscles Feel Tight?

Why do muscles feel tight? Does that mean they are short? That they can’t relax? And what can you do about it? Here are some…

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Is Movement Strategy a Matter of Age?

Background/objectives: How we should lift things up from the floor has always been a source of debate in both the worlds of healthcare AND fitness….

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Clinical Decision Making

In Neil’s commentary, he keenly evaluates the clinical decision making from gathering evidence from a wider perspective and applies it to the particular case.  He…

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Many Orthopedic Surgeries Don’t Work

Unlike drugs, orthopedic surgeries can be sold to the public before they undergo any rigorous testing to ensure they are safe and effective. Thus, millions…

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3 Reasons it Matters Why a Treatment Works

Why exactly does someone feel better after massage? Or acupuncture? Or foam rolling? Or a chiropractic adjustment, or wearing K-tape, or doing mobility drills, or…

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