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Minimal Amount of Time for Untimed Codes

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

December 9, 2015

Is there a minimum amount of time a treatment must be provided for an untimed code like unattended stim?   Read More

   


Exercise and Metabolic Effects

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

October 29, 2015

What if a patient has very limited strength and endurance, but is underweight? Is there any way to decrease the usually wonderful metabolic effects?   Read More

 


Beyond Subjective Pain Rating

Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

August 25, 2015

Besides asking the patient their pain rating what else would be appropriate to ask when asking about their pain?   Read More

   


Duty Cycle Calculation for Ultrasound Treatment

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

August 18, 2015

Can you explain how to calculate duty cycle for an ultrasound treatment?   Read More


Contraindications for FES

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

June 9, 2015

What are the contraindications for using functional electrical stimulation?   Read More

 


Difference Between FES and NMES

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

June 2, 2015

What are the parameters for FES and the differences between that modality and NMES?   Read More

  


Medicine Delaying Physical Therapy Progress

Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

April 28, 2015

When is it appropriate for the therapy team to bring attention to the nursing staff and physician that medicines could be delaying therapy progress?   Read More

   


Common Barrier to Patient Adherence/Engagement with Physical Therapy

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

January 27, 2015

What is a common possible barrier to patient adherence/compliance to a home program or therapy in general that you have found with home care clients?   Read More

  


Balance Training by Challenging the Sensory System using a Household Item

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

January 12, 2015

Can you discuss a clinical example you perform to challenge the sensory system and improve balance confidence?   Read More

 


Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

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

December 17, 2014

Besides the ECG readings of atrial fibrillation, will patients have any other symptoms regarding that issue?   Read More

     


Faulty Jump Pattern Intervention

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

December 15, 2014

What interventions would you do with someone with a faulty jump that collapses inward?   Read More

 


Electrical Stimulation Use Post-op ACL Repair

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

November 10, 2014

Is electrical stimulation beneficial to facilitate quadriceps contraction early on post-op?   Read More

 


Biking and Low Back Pain

Erik Moen, PT

October 13, 2014

How long do you have patients stay off the bike with a low back injury? Do you change trunk angles with them when they are in rehab?   Read More

 


Balance Frequency in the Geriatric Patient

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

September 15, 2014

How often should balance be practiced in the geriatric population?   Read More

  


Determining Artifact in ECGs

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

September 1, 2014

How can you determine artifact versus an abnormal rhythm on an ECG?   Read More

   


Metartarsalgia and Relation to Bike Fit

Erik Moen, PT

August 4, 2014

When someone has metatarsalgia, what do you address first in a bike fit? Shoe cleat fit or knee angle?   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


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

    


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

 


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