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FOTO Tips: Review the Patient Response to the Functional Questions

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FOTO Tips: Review the Patient Response to the Functional Questions During the intake, the patient responded to the functional questions based on their perception of their functional activities. It is important to understand how the patient perceives their functional abilities. Ask the patient what they were thinking about when they responded to the specific question. […]

Have a Valid Patient Start with FOTO

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Have a Valid Patient Start with FOTO Reviewing the patient report is an important step in the process of making sure the starting point at intake is a valid start for the patient. Look at the Primary Measure Score and the FOTO Mean Score on the patient report. If there is a 10-15 point difference […]

7 Health Benefits Of Yoga

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7 Health Benefits Of Yoga Is yoga right for you? The simple answer is YES!  Yoga comes in all shapes, styles, sizes, forms, skill levels, and there are modification for most things that can allow you to participate at the right level for you.  Yoga is supposed to be a personal challenge within yourself and […]

Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months

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Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months Addressing injuries with relative rest, ice, stretching and strengthening during the off season is a great way to fill your extra time during the winter when it is hard to get outside for longer runs.  Taking time to work on muscle imbalances, running mechanics, and cross training during the […]

Tip of the Day – Neutral Spine Sleeping

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Tip of the Day-Neutral Spine Sleeping Posture is important.  Throughout the day we should try to sit upright-pulling the shoulders slightly back, keep chin tucked back, avoid standing with excessive arching in our low back.  When it is time to catch some z’s, posture/alignment is still important.  Here are some tips to keep a neutral […]

On Target Patient Introductions To FOTO Improves Accuracy Of Response

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On Target Patient Introductions To FOTO Improves Accuracy Of Response How often have you used a self-report outcome tool and found the information to be questionable for you as a provider? Even with research validated and reliable tools, such as FOTO, accuracy of response can be a problem. This diminishes the value of the information […]

Do You Have Restless Leg Syndrome And Nothing Has Helped?

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Do You Have Restless Leg Syndrome And Nothing Has Helped? I have recently had a number of patients comment on their difficulty with this condition.  Before I go further, lets define restless leg syndrome with the help of The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS is a neurological disorder […]

Golf Exercise Tip Of The Week

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Golf Exercise Tip Of The Week This past month I seem to be working on lot on improving shoulder turn with many of my golfers.  I thought I would write a short post on some helpful exercises that all of you can do on your own to help create a bigger turn. Exercise #1: “Open […]

How To Properly Use A Cane

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How To Properly Use A Cane There are many reasons a physical therapist would recommend the use of a cane for a patient.  Pain in the lower extremity, leg weakness, or balance deficits are the most common reasons.  Choosing a cane over a walker or crutches depends on the patient’s complaints and impairments.  A walker […]

Ergonomic Office Station Set Up Tips

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Ergonomic Office Station Set Up Tips   Elbow Pain with Mouse Use One of my most frequent referrals when completing Ergonomic Office Assessments comes from computer users with complaints of elbow pain. Often the user has point tenderness at the bone on the outer aspect of the elbow (lateral epicondyle), generally worse with progressive standard […]

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