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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

 


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

 


The use of the Outlet View in Imaging of the Shoulder

Michael Crowell, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

January 29, 2014

What is outlet view, and when would its use be indicated?   Read More

 


Over-the-Counter Night Splints not the Best Option for TMD Clients

Dennis Langton, PT, CCTT

January 15, 2014

What do you think of over-the-counter night splints that are available and allow clients to make them on their own? Is this a good idea for someone who cannot afford one made by a dentist?   Read More


What is Posterior Ankle Impingement?

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

October 2, 2013

Can you explain posterior ankle impingement?   Read More

 


The Craniomandibular Complex: Changes through the Lifespan

Dennis Langton, PT, CCTT

September 10, 2013

Are there any bony changes to the craniomandibular complex that you can expect as a patient ages? Are there any differences in children?   Read More

  


Return-to-Play Progressions for Non-Pitching Athletes

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

September 3, 2013

What type of return to play progression would you recommend for non-pitching athletes like tennis players?   Read More

 


Joint Auscultation of the Craniomandibular Complex

Dennis Langton, PT, CCTT

August 27, 2013

How do you know when you are correctly auscultating a joint?   Read More


Rehabbing the Non-Pitching Overhead Athlete

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

August 20, 2013

Can a Thrower’s Ten program be applied to volleyball players and/or swimmers?   Read More

  


Low Back Pain: Educating Patients on their Diagnostic Needs

Charles R. Hazle Jr, PT, PhD

August 15, 2013

How do you educate patients when they ask if they need diagnostic testing for low back pain? Do you cite research?   Read More


Shoulder Manipulation: With Anesthesia or Without

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

July 30, 2013

I have seen patients who first had a manipulation without anesthesia performed by the MD's in-office PT. The MD then sent them to us for daily PT. What are your thoughts about this senario?   Read More


Thoracic Spine Manipulation for Adhesive Capsulitis? Yes!

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

July 23, 2013

Can a thoracic spine manipulation assist a patient with a diagnosis of adhesive capsulitis?   Read More


Adhesive Capsulitis: Treatment after Mobilization

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

July 16, 2013

When treating a patient with adhesive capsulitis after performing a particular mobilization, is it better to follow up with passive range of motion of the corresponding direction or have the patient p...   Read More


Prescribing the Right Dosage of Exercise for Pregnant Patients

Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

July 9, 2013

What is the frequency of exercise that you prescribe for your pregnant patients with pain?   Read More

 


Aquatic Therapy: A Viable Option for Obstetric Patients with Back Pain

Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

July 3, 2013

I do refer patients for follow-up visits for massage therapy, but some of my patients have also asked about water therapy as an additional form of exercise. What is your opinion about that?   Read More

  


Is Pubic Symphysis Pain Normal During Pregnancy?

Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

June 18, 2013

Is pubic symphysis pain normal during pregnancy or should it be assessed and treated? At what point should a breast-feeding mom expect her pubic symphysis pain to improve?   Read More

 


Performing Special Tests During Pregnancy

Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

June 14, 2013

Do you find it difficult to examine a pregnant woman past her fith or sixth month when she may have difficulty lying supine? How do you alter or perform some of the special tests at that stage?   Read More

 


Injury Prevention Strategies for Runners

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

May 30, 2013

What are the best preventative strategies for the runner over 40?   Read More

  


Are Orthotics the Appropriate Approach to Pain and Tendinopathy in Runners?

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

May 28, 2013

Do you recommend orthotics to assist with lower extremity pain and tendinopathy issues in runners?   Read More

  


Ruling Out Other Diagnoses in Runners with Trochanteric Bursitis

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

May 23, 2013

When you are assessing a runner with a diagnosis of Trochanteric Bursitis, what do you look at first to rule out other players?   Read More