Today's Quick Links come from Forward Thinking PT, Chris Johnson, and Practising PT.
I graduated from the University of St. Augustine's DPT program. I have the utmost respect for what Dr. Paris has done for our profession for OMPT and the defense of our practice act. Without him and some others, we'd probably all still be slinging US and Estim here in the USA. I remember the PT community here was in quite an uproar when he gave his speech regarding manipulation and the importance of specificity. I commented on twitter that it was typical of him to be polarizing. Here is Dr. Joe Brence's take on what Stanley said. I told Joe earlier that it would be the equivalent of him finding out decades from now that all pain comes from the foot.
Chris Johnson recently shot another great exercise for runners. Follow the link to his youtube channel and watch his great demonstration of a stepdown hip abduction exercise!
Joe, Chris and I will be part of the first #PTTV on the ITB - Can You Stretch It? on Google+ Thursday night at 9 pm. Watch for the link to be announced on our blogs and other social media. G+ does not pre-generate a link so when it goes live, we'll announce the hangout and you can either watch us live or watch it later as I'm sure it will be recorded for later viewing on youtube! Cut us some slack as we've never done this before and may not have the best chemistry!
Lastly, I stumbled upon a new PT Blog, Practising PT by another fellow New Yorker. Here is the link to some shoulder cases misdiagnosed as mechanical pain. Sweta's question at the end about CT or MRI being needed after conservative care is a valid one. It's they are most likely not needed if the patient returns after successful conservative care, and they stopped performing their exercises. However, this is where my deal with all patients comes in. If the patient or myself sees no appreciable change within 6 visits, and the patient is compliant, that's when I refer out. However, the literature suggests that events like these are extremely rare, and common things happen commonly, thus most patients in our practice should be able to be screened well with an appropriate history and evaluation.