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Browsing All posts tagged under »physical therapy«

Job differences: physical therapy vs personal training

September 9, 2019

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I’m a personal trainer, but do a lot of work with clients reminiscent of physical therapy e.g. some corrective exercise, posture work, exercise for smaller muscle groups. I’m often asked about differences, what I recommend, etc.  I’m going to address the most important differences, stating which discipline has the advantage. I’m stating what I think […]

Physical therapy doesn’t help hip osteoarthritis?

November 9, 2015

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I’m a fan of the site Doctor Skeptic. The thesis of the site being a lot of the treatments we perform are ineffective when measured against placebo. That we aren’t doing enough research to see how many treatments fit under this umbrella. That the ethical considerations here are hypocritical. “It’s not ethical to do a study […]

My second visit to Washington University in St. Louis

June 16, 2014

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I recently visited the Washington University in St. Louis for the second time. The first time, close to two years ago, was for help coming off my ACL reconstruction. (There is always something to be said for having someone’s else’s eyes. They will see things you can’t.) This time was to attend one of their Movement System Impairment courses. The […]

“If we studied normal gait now, we’d have to revise everything.”

February 13, 2014

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From an upcoming, much longer post, detailing my second visit to The Washington University in St. Louis. Where I took a course by Shirley Sahrmann and the physical therapy department. You can read about my first visit here.  Robert Sapolsky has a great lecture series called Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science. He tells […]