So normally these posts are full of articles we’ve scoured the internet to find. However, this link is a really useful tool we can all use for research papers. This google chrome extension actually makes it so you can get access to research papers you may not have been able to access before. Download it and see how many more papers you can get access to.
Unpaywall: An open database of 31,026,169 free scholarly articles. – Google Chrome
We talk lots about the benefits of movement when it comes to helping patients dealing with pain. This is an inspiring story of someone who has RA and finds that going to the gym and lifting weights is helpful in their pain journey. While we always want to take an individualized approach (as this story may not work for every person who has RA) this is a great story of resilience and someone not letting their diagnosis define them.
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Strength Training – Starting Strength
Do you have any patients who need help with TMJ pain? This is a great youtube video that not only gives a great description of how the TMJ works, pain referrals, reasons for extraarticular problems, and even some massage and exercise. This could be a good resource to share with patients.
Exercises and massage for temporomandibular joint dysfunction – Dr. Andrea Furlan
There is a big push in our profession towards evidence-based practice (which I’m clearly a fan of). In order for us to do this there are some things we need to recognize like, where did our beliefs come from, do we need evidence, and why research evidence? Then of course there are logical fallacies and other things we need to unpack. This article has some great takeaways we can use and also does this from a very humble standpoint.
On Beliefs vs. Evidence – Michael Rey
A lot of therapy is now going online and this is a great new program out of Ireland helping people reduce the risk of falls. “Our programme teaches people how to analyse their falls and what caused it and gives them management strategies to prevent future falls.” While it is only a pilot programme they are getting some good results, so down the road, we may be able to refer some of our patients to a program like this.
Pilot online exercise programme aims to reduce risk of falls – David Raleigh