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What's Your View on the Hardcore Workout Programs Available Today?

Allan Besselink, PT, Dip. MDT

March 19, 2013

What is your advice to those of us who are treating discharged clients who are competitive, former athletes and express strong interest in the popular workout phenomena that are available today?   Read More

 


Known Areas of Weakness in Little League Pitchers

Christine Panagos, PT, SCS, CSCS

March 5, 2013

Have you noted any patterns of weakness in specific muscle groups for young pitchers?   Read More

  


DIP vs MP Splinting for Trigger Finger Clients

Ann Porretto-Loehrke, PT, DPT, CHT, COMT

February 26, 2013

What type of splinting do you recommend for a trigger finger patient who is one and a half years post-op and is beginning to have issues again?   Read More


A Preferred Off-the-Shelf Shoe Insert for Young Atheletes

Christine Panagos, PT, SCS, CSCS

February 21, 2013

Do you have a preference for any certain off-the-shelf inserts for moderate to severe pronators to prevent injuries in young athletes?   Read More

 


Documenting Billable vs Unbillable Minutes as well as Total Time in a Session

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

February 19, 2013

How do you recommend accounting for a therapist's time when a treatment session goes haywire? For example, while ambulating, the patient is incontinent and you have to help the patient get cleane...   Read More


Effective Therapeutic Treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome

Heather J. Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

February 14, 2013

Are you aware of any effective therapeutic treatment practices for restless leg syndrome?   Read More


Wheeled Walkers and the Parkinson's Patient

Heather J. Cianci, PT, MS, GCS

February 12, 2013

What are your thoughts on using wheeled walkers with clients with Parkinson disease?   Read More


Finding Balance in a Runner's Training Program

Allan Besselink, PT, Dip. MDT

February 7, 2013

With training, have you found a ratio that works as far as interval versus strength training versus distance?   Read More

 


Lack of Training Elements Can Cause Issues for Runners

Allan Besselink, PT, Dip. MDT

February 5, 2013

What elements of training seem to cause the most issues for runners? Does the rate of incline or the running surface affect those issues?   Read More

 


Treatment Time in the NICU

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

February 1, 2013

What is the typical treatment time that you see infants in the NICU, and do you see the patients twice a day?   Read More


Should Physical Education Classes be Limited for Students with Muscular Dystrophy?

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

January 30, 2013

Do you recommend limiting PE for students with Muscular Dystrophy or would you let them participate as much as possible?   Read More


Aquatic Therapy: Strategies for Conquering Fear of Water

Lori Sherlock, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

January 24, 2013

What recommendations do you have for those patients who are fearful of water and do not know how to swim? Are there specific activities you start with?   Read More


PVD and Aquatic Therapy Compatibility

Lori Sherlock, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

January 22, 2013

Is PVD (Peripheral Vascular Disease) a contraindication or precaution to aquatic therapy?   Read More


Footwear Options for Stable Eschar on a Heel Wound

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

January 18, 2013

Can patients wear shoes with stable eschar?   Read More

 


Is Pulse Lavage Still Relevant in Wound Care?

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

January 16, 2013

Is pulse lavage still being used? In what way?   Read More

 


Training Runners? Where Do You Start?

Allan Besselink, PT, Dip. MDT

January 9, 2013

To concenteratre on training, where would you start?   Read More

 


Considerations for Little League Pitchers

Christine Panagos, PT, SCS, CSCS

January 4, 2013

Do you know of any specific limitations found in adolescent baseball pitchers? At what age would you recommend Little League pitchers start throwing specific pitches such as the curve ball, screw bal...   Read More

  


Choosing the Right Pressure Relief Device for the Heel

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

January 3, 2013

How do you decide which heel relief device to use for your patients? What are the different options available?   Read More

   


Is an X-Ray Needed to Diagnose Os Acromiale?

Steven Tippett, PT, PhD, SCS

December 28, 2012

Without x-rays, is there a way to know a patient has a problem with Os Acromiale?   Read More

 


The Importance of Addressing the Lower Trap in Rotator Cuff Dysfunction

Steven Tippett, PT, PhD, SCS

December 27, 2012

How important is it to strengthen the lower trap when treating rotator cuff dysfunction?   Read More

 


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