CCU Alert! Pain Catastrophizing and Adverse Pain Outcomes

Who: Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Rehabilitation Counselors,  Physicians, Nurses, Chiropractors What: Pain Catastrophizing and Adverse Pain Outcomes: Implications for Physical Therapists Webinar Series When: Part 1 (Understanding the Relation Between Pain and Delayed Recovery) May 29, 2017 and Part 2 (Assessment and Intervention Strategies) May 30, 2017 Where: An internet connected computer near you! From … Continue reading CCU Alert! Pain Catastrophizing and Adverse Pain Outcomes

Book Review: The Stand

The Stand by Stephen King My rating: 4 of 5 stars Stephen King’s The Stand is one of the great post-apocalyptic adventures of our time. I love post-apocalyptic novels and this one is one of the best in world building. You really feel the fear, the uncertainty of the characters. You also really get a … Continue reading Book Review: The Stand

CSM 2017: Harnessing Mobility

The final presentation I attended was “Harnessed Mobility: A New Paradigm to Expand Participation Across the Lifespan” give by Debbie Espy (again), Ann Reinthal, Andrina Sabet, Madalynn Wendland and Cole Galloway. I’d like to define the word ‘paradigm,’ because it seems to be a buzz word as of late. “Paradigm: a framework containing the basic … Continue reading CSM 2017: Harnessing Mobility

CSM 2017: A Neuro Outcome Measures Toolbox

The first presentation I attended on Friday was called A Clinical Practice Guideline: A Core Set of Outcome Measures for Neurologic Rehabilitation presented by Jennifer Moore, Kirsten Potter and Jane Sullivan. I chose to attend this lecture after attending the value presentation the day before. The presenters there had mentioned that this upcoming session on … Continue reading CSM 2017: A Neuro Outcome Measures Toolbox

CSM 2017: Amp Your Value

This session, which was entitled How Good Are You?: A Value-based Approach to Neurologic Physical Therapy, comes from several presenters including Rhonda Abbott, Alice Bell, Anna de Joya, Matt Elrod, Zahra Kadivar, Laura Martin, Aimee Perron, Eileen Tseng-Stultz. As Medicare and Medicaid prepare to change to a value-based system of reimbursement, we therapists are being drug along for … Continue reading CSM 2017: Amp Your Value

Book Review: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

Preface: The next CSM session is necessitating some extra synthesizing on my part to make into something useful in this format. Basically, it’s not ready for tonight so, I’ll give you something else instead: a science-y book review! Back to CSM things over the weekend. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by … Continue reading Book Review: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions