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Clients with Breast Cancer: Is TENS an Option?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

May 21, 2014

Are you aware of any evidence supporting or negating the use of modalities such as a TENS unit to assist with pain during or after exercise for breast cancer particularly with patients with metastases...   Read More


Considerations for Choosing the Right Prosthetic Foot

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

May 14, 2014

Why might we pick one prosthetic foot over another?   Read More

Exercising after Mastectomy

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

April 23, 2014

How quickly can a client begin exercising a shoulder after a mastectomy? Are there specific exercises to perform with the upper extremity to minimize scarring? How often should the exercises be perf...   Read More


The Prone T, Y and L Exercises

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

April 16, 2014

Can you explain the prone T, Y, and L exercises?   Read More


Postoperative Protector Options for Transfemoral Amputations

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

April 9, 2014

What post-op protector do you use for transfemoral amputation?   Read More

PPS: Does an Overnight Admit Mean Starting Over?

Shelly A. Mesure, MS, OTR/L

April 2, 2014

If a patient leaves a facility over midnight for an admit to the hospital and then returns to the facility the next day, are you required to start over, i.e. a discharge and evaluation? On what day d...   Read More

Aromatase Inhibitors: What Are They and Who Is Taking Them?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

March 26, 2014

For what are Aromatase Inhibitors prescribed? Are all cancer patients on them?   Read More

Fixed AFOs with an Option to Hinge

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

March 19, 2014

To save money, do you ever order a fixed AFO with the option to add a hinge later?   Read More


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

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