Episode 27-Your Gait on Different Surfaces

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In this episode I talk about the impact of different surfaces on your gait. Identifying the surface a patient exercises on can help make the diagnosis process easier. I’ll talk about how the treadmill impacts LE function. Walking on a cambored road can affect foot and ankle function. Using an oval track can impact and…

Episode 26- LISTEN! Let’s test your LISTENING and EVALUATION skills!

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Let’s have some fun today:) In Podcast Episode 26 called: LISTEN! Let’s test your LISTENING and EVALUATION skills, I will see how sharp your listening skills are. Start by asking questions that rule out complications. Don’t ask too many open ended questions. Be diligent at “teasing” out certain diagnoses.   Today’s patient presentation: 14 y/o…

Episode 25-Lenny Macrina MSPT, SCS, CSCS talks PT with Paul on the OEP Podcast

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Don’t miss this episode 25! I chat with the very well respected Lenny Macrina MSPT, SCS, CSCS about shoulder injuries, the “ins and outs” of a cash based practice and much more! Lenny is the co-founder and director of Physical Therapy at Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. Take advantage of the insightful knowledge that Lenny shares…

Episode 24-Shoulder Instability with Special Guest Dr. Stephen Thompson

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This is a must listen to episode!  If you are a PT, OT, PA, NP, Family Physician and/or Athletic Trainer! I chat with Orthopedic and Sports Specialist Dr. Stephen Thompson about Shoulder instability. We talk about special tests, “Red Flags”, when to refer to ortho and when and how to manage conservatively. Also get a…

Episode 023-Cervical Spine Clearing “Tips and Tricks”

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In Episode 023-Cervical Spine Clearing “Tips and Tricks” I talk about the importance of performing c-spine clearing when evaluating patients. I’ll show you what process I like to use and why. I discuss pertinent questions to ask, how to perform deep tendon reflexes, sensation testing, manual muscle testing and special tests I like to use. Check…