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Alzheimer’s Disease & Chronic Pain: A Fascinating Case Report

Bahram Jam - Ribs don’t sublux. Ribs don't By Bahram Jam, PT

“To date there are no quality studies investigating the neurophysiology explaining the elimination of persistent pain is individuals with AD. Perhaps by learning how and why some pain is “forgotten about” in those with Alzheimer’s Disease, we may be able to tap into better understanding of patients with persistent pain who have normal cognition.”  >> read more


Common Physical Therapy Abbreviations and Charting Shorthand

Common Physical Therapy Abbreviations and Charting Shorthand

“Documentation and charting can be a time-consuming task for the physical therapist. The use of abbreviations and shorthand for commonly used words and terms can help expedite this necessary task. Even outside of charting, familiarity with the following symbols and abbreviations are beneficial as they are used extensively in medical literature and elsewhere.”  >> read more


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Human Anatomical Terms With Interesting Origins

Human Anatomical Terms With Interesting Origins

“There are thousands of different anatomical terms but most of them have rather boring origins. However, there are some common terms for human body parts that have quite interesting etymology”  >> read more


The Pelvic Floor Needs New PR

Pevlic Floor PRBy Julie, Wiebe BSc MPT
“The pelvic floor needs new PR! We need to take steps to break down the barriers for practitioners to begin to appreciate the power of this muscle group and the multi-tasking capacity that it has beyond just keeping panties dry, organs in, and sex happy.” >> read more


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Using Kettlebells for Knee Pain

kettlebell therapyBy Dr. Ben Fung, PT, DPT
“According to a survey by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 30% of adults reported some type of joint pain during the last 30 days. Knee pain ranked as primary joint of complaint for this particular survey. In the world of rehabilitation, scientific literature has been pointing to the muscles of the hip as a major player in knee pain.” >> read more


The Role of the Pelvis in Hamstring Injuries & Posterior Thigh Pain

LJ Lee - thoraxBy Diane Lee & LJ Lee
“Hamstring injuries are common in many sports, especially those involving running and rapid acceleration and deceleration such as track, soccer / football, cricket, rugby and tennis. In the Australian Football League (AFL) hamstring injuries are the most common injury, resulting in the most games missed, with an average of 6 hamstring injuries per club per season (Orchard & Seward 2002) and are responsible for 16% of missed playing time (Seward et al 1993).”  >> read more


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