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 [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:05:52-07:00June 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 [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:42:16-07:00May 4th, 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 [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:49:12-07:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Identify, Specify, Modify: 3 Key Steps for Effective Exercise Prescription

How many times have you found yourself assigning similar exercises to patients with various conditions? Think about how many times you have prescribed basic exercises, such as clamshells or bridges to strengthen the gluteal muscles, without determining whether or not it was the most appropriate exercise. Therapists can often lose sight of the art [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:54:47-07:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Are Special Tests Necessary? Why You Should Also Use Symptom Modification Procedures

We are always looking to provide the best, most specific treatment for our patients. With both special tests and symptom modification procedures in your toolbox, you can educate your patients on what anatomical structures are impacted, why these structures are irritated, and how to best address the underlying cause of the dysfunction. The Place of [...]

By |2020-06-29T16:03:58-07:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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