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Therapy Assistants and the Discharge Summary

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

August 23, 2012

On a discharge summary, may the Physical Therapy Assistant who has been treating the patient participate in writing the report or does the Physical Therapist need to do this themselves?   Read More


How Can Clinicians Get Involved in Research?

Stephen C. Allison, PT, PhD

August 21, 2012

If a clinician without research experience has a clinical research question, how would you recommend that this clinician go about starting up a research study? How would they get in touch with someon...   Read More


Can Flawed Research Articles Get Published?

Stephen C. Allison, PT, PhD

August 15, 2012

Do research articles that are flawed get published?   Read More

 


The Lifespan of a Wheelchair Cushion

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

August 3, 2012

Many facilities maintain an inventory of wheelchair cushions in their storage closets. Some of those cushions have been there for quite some time. How do you know that they are still going to properl...   Read More

    


Wheelchair Positioning for the Bariatric Patient

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

August 2, 2012

What is the optimal wheelchair positioning for obese individuals with a majority of their weight around their hips? Are there specific positioning techniques to utilize so that they can assist with p...   Read More

   


Billing for an Eval and Exercise in the Same Session

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

July 27, 2012

If you evaluate a patient and in the same day issue an exercise program in which you educate, demonstrate and have them repeat it, can you bill for the eval and an exercise code if you spend at least...   Read More


Using Clinical Prediction Rules in your Practice

Stephen C. Allison, PT, PhD

July 25, 2012

For what other areas or diagnoses have CPRs (Clinical Prediction Rules) been developed?   Read More

 


Hybresis Versus Traditional Iontophoresis

Andrew Starsky, PT, PhD

July 18, 2012

Is there a difference in outcomes with Hybresis versus traditional iontophoresis?   Read More

 


Running with an Injury

Shane McClinton, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS

July 17, 2012

When you are treating an injured runner, do you have them stop or limit their running?   Read More

 


Golfing After a Total Hip Replacement

Maurie Steinley, PT, DSc, SCS

July 6, 2012

In regard to the need for internal rotation of the hip during a golf swing, do you have any ideas for clients with total hip replacements and the restrictions that are in place after the replacement?   Read More

 


Returning to Golf After a Shoulder Replacement

Maurie Steinley, PT, DSc, SCS

July 5, 2012

Have you had patients who are status post shoulder replacement return to golf?   Read More

 


Improved Jumping Skills in Athletes

Casey Unverzagt, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, SCS, CSCS

June 29, 2012

How do you teach a basketball player to improve their jump?   Read More

 


To Brace or Not to Brace with ACL Tears

Casey Unverzagt, PT, DPT, DSc, OCS, SCS, CSCS

June 27, 2012

Do athletes in your clinic wear ACL braces for exercise during your therapy sessions?   Read More

 


Use of the Gross Motor Function Classification System

Lisa Kenyon, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS

June 20, 2012

Could the GMFCS be used to help determine if an invasive surgical procedure should be tried?   Read More


Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in the Pediatric Population

Lori Steinley, PT, MS

June 18, 2012

Do you ever have pediatric patients with symptoms of TMD?   Read More

 


Exam and Treatment of a Temporomandibular Joint Disorder Client

Lori Steinley, PT, MS

June 15, 2012

How long does it typically take to complete a TMD exam and what is the typical number of visits for seeing these patients?   Read More


Utrasound versus Diathermy

Andrew Starsky, PT, PhD

June 13, 2012

Are you aware of evidence of the usage of ultrasound versus diathermy?   Read More

  


Relevance of Underwater Ultrasound for the Treatment of Ankles

Andrew Starsky, PT, PhD

June 12, 2012

Do you use underwater ultrasound for ankles?   Read More

  


Statute of Limitations for Billing Dispute with Medicare

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

June 7, 2012

What is the statute of limitations for billing issues? How long can Medicare come back and audit?   Read More


Informational Sources for an Evidence Based Practice

Stephen C. Allison, PT, PhD

June 4, 2012

What database do you use first to find the information you want?   Read More


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