Physical Therapy Podcasts

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Low back pain is one of the most prevalent, costly, and complex issues we face in rehab and medicine as a whole. It has been proposed that a large portion of back pain cases are due to core weakness or, as it’s commonly referred to, instability. This idea originated from the work of Paul Hodges and...

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The trigger point phenomena and dry needling as an approach to treat myofascial pain has gained much interest in recent years. However, the popularity of these topics has been rivaled by the controversy surrounding them within the medical and rehab community. Considering the rapid rise in continuing...

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Altered sensory acuity occurs at spinal and supraspinal levels via sensitization and chronicity. Cortical changes including imprecision of the somatosensory homunculus have been evidenced with fMRI and identified in a wide variety of musculoskeletal and neuropathic pain. However, these changes can...

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Pelvic pain is a global problem affecting people across the gender spectrum through a limitation of quality of life, a loss of pleasure, and often a loss of hope for recovery. This session will outline the interdisciplinary options for taking advantage of current pain science as a framework to...

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Patients with chronic pain are less active than average, exposing them to increasing risks of comorbid conditions, resulting in decreasing functional status for ADLs and low activity ability. This cycle results in low tolerance for physical activities; decreased participation in school, workforce,...

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Traditional medical and rehabilitation training programs teach clinicians to frame an explanation of body pain in terms of anatomy and biomechanics. As intuitive as this may be, what we say is often not what patients hear. Research has demonstrated that use of common terms such as “degeneration,”...

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