Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cervical Manips vs Mobs & Adalius Thomas

New Cochrane review which is reviewed at the CAM report.

The authors concluded, “Cervical manipulation and mobilization produced similar changes. Either may provide immediate- or short-term change.” [manips carry increased risk, which is why I stay away from manips and stick to mobs for c-spine]

“Thoracic manipulation may [also] improve pain and function.”

However, there are no long-term data on effectiveness, and optimal techniques and dose are unresolved.

Adalius Thomas on the Patriots mishandling his injury (the Jets would have never done this;):
There are now 12 screws and a plate in his arm. The Patriots sent him to a facility in Tampa for rehabilitation (Thomas has a home in Florida) in early 2009, but he said the woman he worked with was a massage therapist, not a physical therapist who specialized in helping him recover full range of motion in the arm.

Well over a year later, he said his wrist sometimes still bothers him. Next month, he will go on his own to a place in Pensacola, Fla., to try and get it back to normal.

He wondered why he was not directed toward proper therapy in the first place.

Life Coach Help and "Classic" Articles

I wanted to promote one of my readers blogs.
She has a very thorough breakdown of the top 100 life coaching sites.

This got me thinking of another fun list to make... The top 10 research articles for every different body region. I do plan on taking the OCS exam fairly soon and a student at my clinic is going to be working on a project similar to this. So I want to ask for your help:

What are the most important and comprehensive articles that have changed the field/or even your way of thinking about treating patients. Any body part, from any year, any journal, whatever you got... I look forward to hearing your responses and I will be posting my top 10 lists as they come together.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Achieving an "aero" position during a time trial (58 mins for 36 km - about 22 mph average)

Talking at my high school at Career Day, about Physical Therapy (go figure :)

Monday, April 5, 2010


One of my professors from PT school has gone down to Haiti to provide assistance. Please follow along at her blog: