B2PT Blog

February
17

The Power of Our Words – Degenerative Disc Disease

When I talk to my patients about their diagnosis, imaging results, and symptoms, I try my best to always remember how powerful my choice of words can be. Pain and dysfunction-centered conversations should be replaced with positive phrasing and encouraging discussions about how Physical Therapy will help decrease their symptoms and improve their function. We […]

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February
10

Squat Depth – How Does it Affect Strength, Function, and Pain

I often question whether I should be allowing my patients with knee pain to perform partial or “half squats.” My thought has been that if I can load and strengthen them in the partial range, hopefully this will provide pain relief, and an eventual carryover into a deeper and more functional squat range. This article […]

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February
04

Healthcare Provider Burnout: it’s more common than you think, and it’s costing us Billions

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes burnout as an “occupational phenomenon and syndrome tied to chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed, characterized by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job, and reduced professional efficacy.” After years […]

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January
24

Exercise Therapy, Cartilage Health, and Inflammation – Stop telling patients to avoid activity because of their OA!

So many times, I hear my patients tell me that they have been told their cartilage is thinning, wearing down, or that they have the dreaded “bone on bone” in their knees. This discussion almost always comes with a warning that they only have so much cartilage left, and that they had better stop squatting, […]

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January
17

Spending More Time in Nature

We are a busy, driven, success focused society. While this has many benefits when it comes to improving living conditions, comfort, and the ability to afford healthy food and behaviors, it also often comes with a list of costs. One of those costs is typically that it forces us to spend more and more of […]

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January
13

Nutrition and Brain Health

Most of us know that our food plays a role in how our physical bodies function. But, did you know that the foods you eat can have a direct impact on how your brain works? We as PTs are in a unique position to discuss nutrition and its effects with our patients. Our patients can […]

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January
11

Diagnosis and Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is one of the most common issues when dealing with moderately active patients with general complaints of knee pain. Diagnosis and treatment of PFPS can be difficult at times, as it can be clouded by other comorbidities, unclear imaging findings, and patient beliefs regarding the need for injections or surgical intervention […]

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January
10

Meditating with Purpose

Every time you come to a cross road, whether small or large, an internal voice appears that guides you in a certain direction. Sometimes, particularly in larger decisions, you become aware of this internal voice. What you probably are not aware of is that this internal voice filters the way you see the world and […]

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January
06

Concussion Recovery

I always like when I get a chance to build my library of articles, posts, and other informative material that I can share with patients who are interested in learning more about a diagnosis they or their loved ones are dealing with. From studies about the correlation of low back imaging findings to low back […]

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January
06

rEMOM – Rehab Every Minute On the Minute

One of the worst feelings as a practitioner is when I feel that I haven’t done my job and pushed my patients hard enough during their treatment sessions. Typically, when I feel this way, it is because of feeling trapped by whatever pains, limitations, or exercise tolerance limitations that my patients present with. Sometimes I […]

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