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Pathologizing: Our Words Matter

Pathologizing: Our Words Matter

As a physical therapist trained in the 1980’s, biomechanical explanations for pain and movement disorders were the norm. As I drifted into a myofascial release manual therapy in the early 1990’s, the biomechanical model was reinforced and made more narrow […]

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Treatment Tips: An Easy Way To Achieve Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Treatment Tips: An Easy Way To Achieve Posterior Pelvic Tilt

  As I teach, there are certain concepts/techniques which are self-explanatory, while others have nuances which make them harder to convey, both in the classroom as well as once the therapist is back in their clinic. In the past, I’ve […]

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The Power Of Touch And Presence Vs. Modality Specific Beliefs

The Power Of Touch And Presence Vs. Modality Specific Beliefs

  Disclaimer: I teach continuing education seminars for a living. When we touch patients in a therapeutic intervention, how many different “things” or actions can we really be accomplishing? How many different structures can we really make contact with or […]

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Hacking Your Way Through The Jungle Of Research Claims

Hacking Your Way Through The Jungle Of Research Claims

“When we place our hands on a patient and act/move in certain ways our patients improve.” Social media receives a good deal of criticism from folks who feel it is the ultimate waste of time…though those same folks are usually […]

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How Can You Change Client Expectations In Order To Be Most Effective?

How Can You Change Client Expectations In Order To Be Most Effective?

As a physical therapist, I face certain expectations when a client first comes to see me for treatment. When they walk in my treatment room, a few may look around, wondering where the exercise equipment is hidden, as my room […]

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Rethinking Your Professional Identity

Rethinking Your Professional Identity

What mental image might a person receive when you introduce yourself to them by saying “I am a physical therapist” (or massage therapist, or speech and language pathologist, or occupational therapist, or etc.)? This short statement of identity may create […]

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