Friday, January 21, 2011

The Truth about Myofascial Release

Guest Blogger: Danielle Clark, DPT

Myofascial release (MFR) has begun to gain some popularity in the manual therapy world, prompting many clinics and therapists to advertise these skills to potential patients.  But how do you make sure you, as a patient, are receiving these skills by someone who really knows what they are doing?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What does it take to be a Physical Therapist today?

 Guest Blogger: Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT

The required training and education to become a PT has undergone some great improvements in the past few years, making our field a more capable profession. The result is a higher level of responsibility as part of your medical team.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Is the pool water clean?

Do you ever wonder if the pool is clean as you dip your toe in to test the temperature?  I think that is a common concern for swimmers who use public pools.  In a properly maintained pool, several variables are managed to ensure that the water is safe for you. The one we always think of is chlorine, but without also managing filtration, pH, and total alkalinity levels, you probably don't want to go into the water.

Evidence Based Medicine

I was listening to the news on the radio in the car on the way to work this week.  They were reporting on a newly published study that concluded that 25% of all implanted defibrillators were not supported by evidence based medicine.  The spin given by the radio reporter was that these procedures were done unnecessarily with the implication that there was a financial motive.  You will hear much more about evidence based medicine in the coming years.