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When You SHOULD NOT Treat Your Patients Thoracic Pain

When You SHOULD NOT Treat Your Patients Thoracic Pain

When I was in physical therapy school, PTs in the States didn’t have direct access.  I figured I needed to mainly focus on differential diagnosis of musculoskeletal issues and not worry about cancer or visceral referral pattern.  However, the States […]

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Critical Thinking For A Deep Vein Thrombosis

Critical Thinking For A Deep Vein Thrombosis

He came in complaining of extreme calf pain. Everything seemed pretty straightforward, health history seemed fine, no real mechanism of injury, but it just seemed odd. I tried doing the Homan’s sign orthopedic test but honestly couldn’t tell if I […]

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Understanding Depression, Ways To Recognize And Help

Understanding Depression, Ways To Recognize And Help

A couple of weeks ago, I was on my way to the gym when my mom called. She started the conversation by saying she was thinking about me. My response was “why?” I hadn’t heard the news yet, but she […]

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Red Flags For Low Back Pain, Or Clinical Decision Making?

Red Flags For Low Back Pain, Or Clinical Decision Making?

It’s only happened a couple of times in my career. You know that feeling you get when something just isn’t right? You’re not quite sure what it is, but something just seems off? Twice I’ve had people come in where […]

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