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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

The Tuck Jump Assessment in Patients with ACL Tears

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

May 31, 2012

Do you perform these tests [Tuck Jump Assessment] with patients who have decided not to have ACL repair? Where they have had a small tear that was not repaired.   Read More


The Use of Therapy Balls In Your Practice

Barton N. Bishop, PT, DPT, SCS, CKTI, CGFI-MP2, CSCS

May 30, 2012

Is there a weight limit for [therapy] balls? Is there a such thing as a bariatric ball?   Read More

Mortality Rates and the Roux-En-Y

Kristi Fregia Rucks, PT

May 25, 2012

Regarding the Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass, is it correct that the mortality rate has come down?   Read More

Gastric Band Issues

Kristi Fregia Rucks, PT

May 24, 2012

Is it true that the gastric band stretches out over time?   Read More

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