Clinical Reasoning

Will Artificial Intelligence Ever Replace Physical Therapy???

Growing up, I always enjoyed watching movies that would give us a glimpse of what we believed the future would look like. From the flying cars and iconic hoverboard seen in Back to the Future II, to the army of robots predicted in I, Robot, we haven’t quite lived up to what we expected 20+ …

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The Forecast Is In; My Knee Is Telling Me It’s Going To Rain Tomorrow

The forecast is in; it’s going to rain tomorrow. No, I didn’t hear this from the weather person, I heard this from five of my patients that have been dealing with either joint related pain, persistent symptoms, or have had a prior history of surgery. Each one of them has informed me that their symptoms …

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If it Hurts THIS Bad, I Must be REALLY Messed Up!

We have all had this type of patient walk in our clinic doors before. If you’re anything like me, it happens on the regular. Let’s call him Mike. He is in his mid forties, a little bit larger in stature, and consistently talks about the “good ole days”. As he begins his history, he does …

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Should Patient Expectations Drive Clinical Destinations?

Patient expectations are an interesting and important aspect of clinical care recently becoming a hot button issue in discussions of evidence based medicine and patient centered care. The patient should of course always be at the center of our care, and often clinical decision making is heavily influenced by patient expectations, but what happens when those expectations don’t coincide with what the research supports?

What Every Student and New Grad Clinician Needs to Know

Navigating the evolution from student life to clinician life can be a tough transition. It can sometimes feel like you’re drinking from a fire hose, an imposter, like you are spinning your wheels, or like you don’t have good direction. With the countless questions about how to be successful as a new grad and student …

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