Did you see the buzz last Friday investigating early physical therapy intervention and reduction in opioid use? JAMA Network Open published the results after analyzing claims data.
First word association: diabetes. What comes to your mind first? Oddly, I immediately think adhesive capsulitis.
What standard can be used to know that physiotherapy services are a good thing?
How well are physical therapists doing when they serve patients in the emergency department?
When someone is in pain, all they want it to be relieved of their pain experience. I found this nice, recent study in a nursing journal. I think it offers some additional food for thought when dealing with people who are experiencing pain.
When someone is in pain, all they want is to be relieved of their pain experience.
Science and being on the cutting edge is exciting.
Direct access is termed self-referral in Europe. The care model of patients seeing a physical therapist first is not new when considering the profession from a global perspective.
Typically when I voice my thoughts on working with physicians, the immediate response is negative in nature. The responder’s immediate thought is physician self-referral and that conflict of interest. This sadly limits the conversation and also limits the ability to think of possibilities. The physician shortage is real and affecting patients. In my little town, […]
My curiosity drove me to post this study. I didn’t know there was a such thing as splash diving. The only kind of “splash” diving I was aware of was back when I was a kid and we tried to have the biggest splash with a cannonball. I still remember goofing around trying to make […]