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#99: Preventing PT Burnout – Is Mentorship the answer?

April 9, 2024

“Burnout”, is defined as an occupational and psychological syndrome characterized by physical and mental exhaustion caused by one’s professional life.  We are sad, but not surprised, to report new research…

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#98: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Is Individually-Tailored Artificial Intelligence an Effective Adjunct to Usual Care in Neck or Low Back Pain?

March 21, 2024

This month’s Research Commentary follows up on Research Commentary #95 (August 2023) regarding the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Healthcare. Once again this commentary was written entirely by me…

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#97: New Case Series – Significant Differences in BOTH Straight Leg Raise (SLR) and Pain Pressure Threshold (PPT) After Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) Suggests that Post Operative Pain is Potentially Neuropathic

March 21, 2024

This month’s Research Commentary features a Research Poster presented at the AAOMPT October 2023 Conference in St. Louis, MO. The primary author was Amy Morris PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, FAAOMPT.…

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#96: Major Physical Therapy Interventions Provide Thousands of Dollars of Net Economic Benefit Per Episode of Care – A New APTA Report

March 21, 2024

We celebrate Physical Therapy Month with this month’s Research Commentary highlighting a September 2023 report by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) entitled, “The Economic Value of Physical Therapy in…

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#95: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Friend or Foe in Diagnostic Ultrasonography Triage?

August 2, 2023

You must still be busy catching up on all the Game of Thrones episodes if you have not heard all the hype about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the quantum shifts…

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#94: The SINSS Approach: A Roadmap to Patient Centric & Personalized Assessment, Clinical Reasoning and Subsequent Interventions

June 7, 2023

This month’s Research Commentary features a recent 2021 paper in the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy. With clinical reasoning the hallmark of the Maitland-Australian approach to manual therapy, we…

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#93: Clinical Reasoned Manual Therapy is a Vital Component of Sports Physical Therapy Management for Elite Athletes

May 3, 2023

Clinical Reasoned Manual Therapy is a Vital Component of Sports Physical Therapy Management for Elite Athletes This month’s Research Commentary features the following recent 2023 Open Access Clinical Commentary in…

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#92 How Important are Patient Expectations and Perceptions when Treating Chronic Low Back Pain with Thrust and Non-Thrust Manual Therapy?

March 6, 2023

How Important are Patient Expectations and Perceptions when Treating Chronic Low Back Pain with Thrust and Non-Thrust Manual Therapy? This month’s Research Commentary features a 2021 OPEN ACCESS paper in…

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#91: New Systematic Scoping Review on Spinal Thrust Manipulation and Non-Thrust Mobilization in Children…Limited Evidence of Effectiveness-Manual Therapists Take Caution

January 24, 2023

  New Systematic Scoping Review on Spinal Thrust Manipulation and Non-Thrust Mobilization in Children…Limited Evidence of Effectiveness – Manual Therapists Take Caution Given the mountains of evidence of the effectiveness…

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