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Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews the role of neurodynamics in medical screening: why it’s useful, how to do it and the clinical relevance of the tests.
Our regular research review summarises research looking into how the act of observing an action can help prepare the patient for executing the action. It is possible that using this activity as a first stage... Read More
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the benefit of grading low back pain using the ‘subgroups for targeted treatment’ (STarT) back screening tool from Keele University.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into evidence that suggests that the placebo effect can be useful in treating chronic pain conditions.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into how good communication skills and a careful subjective examination of the patient are at the base of creating the therapeutic alliance and caring... Read More
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews a case study concerning low back pain and cancer
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the increased healthcare usage and costs that seem to be associated with diagnostic imaging, possibly as a result of the ‘labelling effect’.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the poor correlation between cervical spine imaging results and the presence of clinical symptoms.
Our regular research reviewer, physical therapist Joseph Brence, reviews research looking into the correlation between imaging results and low back pain.
This article summarises a case study of a patient who had had anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, but was subsequently found to have thoracic outlet syndrome, highlighting the importance of timely and proper medical screening.
Joseph Brence DPT, COMT, DAC is a physical therapist and clinical researcher from Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He is also a fellowship candidate with Sports Medicine of Atlanta, GA, USA.
Joseph’s primary clinical interests involve a better understanding of the neuromatrix and determining how it applies to physical therapy practice. He is currently involved in a wide range of clinical research projects investigating topics such as the effects of verbalising pain, the effects of mobilising v. manipulating the spine on body image perception and validation of an instrument which will assess medical practitioners’ understanding of pain.
Clinically, Joseph treats a wide range of painful conditions in multiple settings including complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Joseph also runs the Forward Thinking PT blog.
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Matt Zanis PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS is a full time staff physical therapist, per diem athletic trainer, and orthopaedic specialist in training. He has recently finished his formal residency preparation and transitioned into the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) fellowship programme offered through NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy.
Passionate about yoga and CrossFit, Matt relates very well to the athletes and has already grown a big following during his short career as a licensed physical therapist.
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Dr Francois Prizinski DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT gained his doctorate degree in physical therapy (DTP) from Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA. Francois then specialised in medical screening and become certified in Direct Access Physical Therapy (DAC). Subsequently he assisted in developing an interdisciplinary management team for Mon Valley Hospital and The Orthopedic Group in Pittsburgh, PA USA, in 2012 to form a comprehensive Sports & Spine Care Division in the areas of physical therapy triage management, diagnostic ultrasound, plasma injection therapy, and differential movement diagnosis to optimise non-surgical and post-surgical outcomes.
Currently, practising in Charlotte, NC USA, Francois has collaborated in the formation of the Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy for advanced postgraduate certification programs, orthopaedic residency, and manual therapy fellowship training across the United States.
His active research interests are firmly rooted in clinical reasoning and interdisciplinary management of painful movement, in addition to applied pain science, neurodynamics, and the principles behind a biopsychosocial approach to motor control from a manual therapy perspective.
Mark Powers DPT, OCS APTA is a Massachusetts native currently residing in Savannah, GA, USA.
Mark is employed with Candler Hospital Outpatient Rehab. His clinical interests include treatment of patients with persistent pain states and learning more regarding the role of observation and clinician language choice in rehabilitation.
Mark is an avid runner and is currently training for his first triathlon.
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