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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

   


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

 


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

  


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


Impairments with the Junior Golfer

Maurie Steinley, PT, DSc, SCS

April 23, 2012

Are there typical impairments that you see with the junior golfer?   Read More

 


Competency in IASTM

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

April 23, 2012

How does one become competent in providing effective treatment of IASTM? Is specialized training needed?   Read More


Gender Role in Impairments with Golfers

Maurie Steinley, PT, DSc, SCS

April 9, 2012

Are there gender differences with golfers and the impairments that they present with?   Read More