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Shoulder Imaging: Choosing between MR Arthrogram and MRI

Michael Crowell, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

March 12, 2014

Can you review why someone would order an MR arthrogram over an MRI?   Read More


Treating Toddlers and Older Children with Torticollis

Carolyn B. Armstrong, PT, DPT, PCS

March 5, 2014

The best intervention for torticollis starts as soon as possible. How do you alter your plan of care when you have a child who is a toddler with torticollis and cranial deformations as well as motor...   Read More

Is Post-Surgical Nerve Testing Beneficial?

Michael C. Lescallette, PT, DPT, ECS, R.NCS.T#630

February 26, 2014

Would it be beneficial to conduct a nerve study for a possible injury that may have occurred during surgery to repair another issue?   Read More

Variances Between Men and Women in Regard to Exercise for Cancer Related Fatigue

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

February 19, 2014

Are there any differences between men and women in regard to response to exercise for cancer related fatigue?   Read More

Improving Swing Phase Toe Clearance Difficulties Caused by Heavy Orthotics

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

February 12, 2014

Some orthoses, such as the KAFO, make it difficult for a patient to lift and clear the toe due to the added weight. What do you recommend to counteract this issue?   Read More


Torticollis: Addressing the Sternocleidomastoid and Levator Scapula

Carolyn B. Armstrong, PT, DPT, PCS

February 5, 2014

What methods have you found to address stretching of the sternocleidomastoid muscle? Can you discuss the levator scapula involvement and what you do to address this muscleas well?   Read More

The use of the Outlet View in Imaging of the Shoulder

Michael Crowell, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

January 29, 2014

What is outlet view, and when would its use be indicated?   Read More


Getting Started in the Field of Electrophysiologic Testing

Michael C. Lescallette, PT, DPT, ECS, R.NCS.T#630

January 22, 2014

What would you recommend the next step be for someone who is interested in getting into this area?   Read More

Over-the-Counter Night Splints not the Best Option for TMD Clients

Dennis Langton, PT, CCTT

January 15, 2014

What do you think of over-the-counter night splints that are available and allow clients to make them on their own? Is this a good idea for someone who cannot afford one made by a dentist?   Read More

Sleep and Neuroplasticity

Beth Fisher, PT, PhD, FAPTA

January 8, 2014

How does sleep affect neuroplasticity?   Read More

Congenital Muscular Torticollis: Determining Discharge Readiness

Carolyn B. Armstrong, PT, DPT, PCS

January 1, 2014

What is the indicator that you use to determine when a child is ready for discharge with a home program? How frequently do you have these children come in for a recheck?   Read More

Small Clinics Can have Big Impact on Vestibular Patients

December 25, 2013

We have a large vestibular center in our area. Do you feel that we can be just as successful with our patient outcomes in our small clinic? What do you feel are the essentials to having a clinic for...   Read More

Electrophysiologic Testing: Choosing the Right Position

Michael C. Lescallette, PT, DPT, ECS, R.NCS.T#630

December 18, 2013

Do you ever test a nerve placed in a stretched position?   Read More

Lymphedema: Are Open Wounds a Contraindication for Compression Bandaging?

Amy H. Pannullo, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT, Kirsten I. Wightman, PT, DPT, CLT

December 11, 2013

Is compression bandaging contraindicated for clients with open wounds or weeping?   Read More


Motor Milestones Achievement and Cranial Positional Deformities in Children

Carolyn B. Armstrong, PT, DPT, PCS

December 4, 2013

As head shape improves, do you also see improvemens with motor milestones?   Read More

Balance Training and the Vestibular Patient

Kathleen Kelley, PT, EdD, NCS

November 27, 2013

How important is balance training with vestibular patients? Is the DGI the best tool to measure change?   Read More

Home Exercises for Patients with Balance and Dizziness Issues


November 20, 2013

What kind of home exercise program would you give a balance and dizziness patient considering safety in the home?   Read More


The Decision to use PRN Oxygen in a Treatment Session

Bini Litwin, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA

November 13, 2013

If you are working with a patient who has oxygen ordered PRN, at what point would you decide if you would put the oxygen on during your treatment session?   Read More

Plan Progression when Treating Congenital Muscular Torticollis

Carolyn B. Armstrong, PT, DPT, PCS

November 6, 2013

Can you walk us through the progression of your plan of care from eval through discharge? What do you look for before moving to the next step?   Read More

Vestibular Diagnosis: Planning your Evaluation

Kathleen Kelley, PT, EdD, NCS

October 30, 2013

Can you walk us through an evalualtion session that you would have with one of your vestibular patients? Please give details of what tests you choose and the treatment that follows?   Read More

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