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The Need For Speed: From Athletes to Aging Adults

A physical therapy exam typically includes an assessment of alignment, movement analysis, symptom modification procedures, range of motion, and muscle performance. But in the many exams you have likely performed, when was the last time you assessed speed? When we think of speed, a picture of an elite sprinter frequently comes to mind. However, speed is essential not only for athletic performance, [...]

By |February 13th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The Future of Healthcare: Integrating Telehealth in the Care Continuum

Ten years ago, if you talked about meeting your significant other online, ordering a meal through an app, or asking your car for the fastest way home, you were definitely outside the norm. Today, however, technology is prevalent throughout our social and workplace activities. It should be that way for our healthcare activities too. Introducing Telehealth The healthcare landscape has [...]

By |October 17th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

3 Tips for Delivering Better Care with Telehealth

Telehealth has come to the forefront as a viable option in this defining moment in health care. Faced with our current public health reality, many clinicians are struggling to transition their years of in-person treatment to virtual care. Although there are similarities between telehealth care and in-person care, there are also significant differences. Addressing these differences appropriately can minimize clinical challenges and [...]

By |June 1st, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Specificity in the Clinic: Basic Therapeutic Exercise Just Won’t Do

We are often tasked with rehabilitating athletes who have return to sport or intense physical activity as their primary goal. Are we adequately challenging these people in the rehab setting enough to smoothly transition them back into their sport or hobby and mitigate reinjury? Participation in athletic competition has grown over the last 30 years.1 With this increase in sport involvement, [...]

By |May 4th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Moving Beyond MMT: Diagnosing & Treating Movement Dysfunction

As therapists, we use manual muscle tests to assess a patient’s strength on a daily basis. But does the standard manual muscle test (MMT) give us all the information we need to assess patient strength with regards to function and sport? What additional muscle testing strategies can we use in combination with standard muscle testing to establish a more [...]

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Muscle Performance Testing: Create Your Own Dynamometer

A Brief History of Strength Testing Manual Muscle Testing Manual muscle testing (MMT) is a widespread, nearly universal test used by physical therapists and other allied health professionals to determine muscle strength and weakness in their patients. Henry and Florence Kendall standardized and popularized the test in the 1940s during polio outbreaks. MMT was a quick, simple, and reliable way [...]

By |May 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

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