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Convincing a Fatigued Cancer Patient to Exercise: What do you say?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

July 23, 2014

What are some talking points that you use with patients to encourage them to exercise?   Read More


Reestablishing Skilled Days Once Discharged From Therapy

Shelly A. Mesure, MS, OTR/L

July 14, 2014

How do you reestablish skilled medicare days once discharged from physical therapy?   Read More


Balancing Success and Failure During Treatment Session

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

July 7, 2014

How do you balance success and failure during specific tasks during the treatment session?   Read More

 


Bike Fit and Upper Extremity Pain

Erik Moen, PT

June 30, 2014

What do you first look at with wrist pain in regards to bike fit being involved?   Read More


Consideration of the Anterior and Posterior Bumpers on a Prosthetic Foot

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

June 25, 2014

What you would see if a posterior bumper is too stiff? What if the anterior bumper is too soft?   Read More


Cancer Related Fatigue: Should Patients with Low Hemoglobin Levels Participate in Exercise?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

June 18, 2014

I once had a patient who declined a blood transfusion for religious reasons. His hemoglobin was too low for exercise, yet the he wanted to get stronger. Are there any exceptions to the hemoglobin ru...   Read More


Exercise while on Beta Blockers

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

June 9, 2014

How do people on beta blockers and blood pressure lowering medications tolerate exercise? How can they increase their cardiac output?   Read More

    


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