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General
• "The Essentials of Proper Footwear" by Vern Walther, C.Ped
• "Spine Sign and Physical Therapy" by Michael H. Zeihen, MD
• "Osteoarthritis and Physical Therapy" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS
• "Lymphedema Management" by Debra Sturm, OT, CHT, CLT
• "Neutral in Context: Not in Gait" by Edward S. Glaser, DPM
• "Amputations and Physical Therapy" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Imaging of Joint Injuries in Athletes" by Carrie Pallin, MD
• "Spinal Stenosis" by Yogendra Bharat, MD
• "Facet Arthropathy" by Harry Tagalakis, MD
• "PT Journal Case Study Review of the Clinical Reasoning Process" by Theresa A. Schmidt, MS, PT, OCS, LMT
• "Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy" by Kostandinos Tsoulfas, MD
• "Beating the Winter Blues (Seasonal Affective Disorder)" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS
• "Injury Prevention Tips for Raking Leaves and Shoveling Snow" by Sean Sheerin, PTA
• "Consideration of Balance Assessments for the Physical Therapist" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Penetration of Iontophoresis versus Phonophoresis in Human Muscle Tissue" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS
• "The Attack of Food and Food Additives on Central Nervous System Processing" by  Michelle Lindsey PT, CPT, MBA
• "Failed Back Syndrome" by Yogendra Bharat, MD
• "When an itis is not an itis" by Bryant Walrod, MD
• "Utilization of the Nintendo Wii in Physical Therapy" by Cari Kuehmichel, PT, CLT
• "A Review of the Ethical Issues in Human Experimentation" Puja Panjwani, PT
• "An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Cancer Related Pain" by Jay Hurh, MD, MPH & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Physical Therapy Implications for the Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus" by Pete Balik, MPT, CSCS
• "The Role of the Physical Therapist with Skin Cancer Screening" by Denny Patel, DPT, CSCS
• "Understanding the Resistive Properties of Thera-Band Tubing" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "The use of the Bodyblade in Physical Therapy Treatment" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "The Importance of Writing Patient Centered Functional Physical Therapy Goals" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Screening Low Back Patients For Serious Conditions in Physical Therapy" by Denny Patel, DPT, CSCS
• "Post Herpetic Neuralgia" by Jay Hurh, MD, MPH
• "Rehabilitation Specific Concerns with Pro-Inflammatory Injections" by Bryant Walrod, MD
• "Useful Tips for Shoe Selection" by Kevin Conto, MPT, L-ATC, COMT & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Chronic Pain Management - Neurostimulation" by Kostandinos Tsoulfas, MD & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "The Effects of Aspirin on Articular Cartilage" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Marfan Syndrome and Physical Therapy Implications" by Sarah Bellin, DPT
• "A Review of Waddell’s Nonorganic Signs for Low Back Pain" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Comprehensive Home Evaluation Reports: The Components of a Quality Report" by Scott Anderle, PT, CAPS
• "Trends in Worker's Compensation Rehabilitation" by Jim Mecham, MS, OTR/L, AEP
• "Bridging the Gap: Employer Based Cash Services" by Jim Mecham, MS, OTR/L, AEP
• "Medical Spanish Tips for Physical Therapists" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "An Introduction to the National AgrAbility Project" by Jeff Bayers, SPT, Susan Rowntree, SPT, Amanda Warner, SPT
• "Functional Capacity Evaluations - Under Closer Scrutiny" by Jim Mecham, MS, OTR/L, AEP
• "Tips on How to Relieve Muscle Tension and Reduce Stress Caused by Hours of Desk Work" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS
• "A Review of Pain Management Interventions and Physical Therapy Implications" by Nikhil Patel, MD & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "A Review of Immunizations for Healthcare Professionals: Requirements, Advantages and Dangers" by Erica Cannizzo, DPT
• "A Review of the use of Interferential Current in the Physical Therapy Setting" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Physical Therapy Implications" by Sarah Meuler, DPT
• "Outcomes Following a Core and Lower Extremity Strengthening Program on Fear of Falling in a 79 year old Male with a Trans-tibial Amputation: A Case Report" by Emily Husch, DPT, Carrie Anderson, MPT & Amy McQuade, PT
• "How Physical Therapy Can Help You Manage Type II Diabetes" by Daniel Seidler, MS, PT
• "Ergo Breaks” for the Industrial/Office/Health Care Athlete by Ronald W. Porter, PT, CEAS III
• "Opening the Window of Opportunity: Volunteering Abroad in Physical Therapy" by Jennifer Werwie, DPT
• "Tendinopathy – Itis vs. Osis" by Ying Xiong, SPT
• "Is Your New Year’s Resolution Missing Its Foundation?" by Nicholas W. Gigliotti, PT, DPT
• "Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Successful Treatments for a Complex Condition" by Kostandinos Tsoulfas, MD
• "Industrial Rehabilitation Technology" by Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE
• "The Role of the Physical Therapist When Working With Patients With Post-Concussive Syndrome (Part 1)" by Lauren Hogan, PT, DPT, ATC
• "The Role of the Physical Therapist When Working With Patients With Post-Concussive Syndrome (Part 2)" by Lauren Hogan, PT, DPT, ATC
• "Straining To Ease: The Physical Therapist Role in Patients with Constipation" by Richard Philip Kochoa, PT, MD
• "A Brief Guide for Physiotherapists on the BESTTest for Balance" by Richard Philip Kochoa, PT, MD
• "Reflections as a Rehab Director" by Ben Fung, PT, DPT
• "How to Choose a FCE Software Program" by Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE
• "Trendsetters: Chat with PT Leaders in the Field" by Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD
• "Legally Defensible Functional Capacity Evaluations" by Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE
• "Ergonomics - Worker Behavior Not Just Products" by Ronald W. Porter, PT, CEAS III
• "Pros and Cons of Bracing for Low Back Pain" by Michelle Kornder, SPT & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Graduated? Licensed? HIRED!" by Ben Fung, PT, DPT
• "Review of Rheumatoid Arthritis" by Amber Devine, PA-C & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "7 Strategies to Improve Your Return-to-Work Rehab Program" by Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE
• "Hyaluronic Acid Injections as a Form of Treatment for OA of the Knees" by Jill Bergersen, SPT
• "Leading the way: Interviews with passionate PTs and the secrets to success: Carrie Cameron, PT, M. Div." by Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD
• "Leading the way: Interviews with passionate PTs and the secrets to success: Kathy Miller, PT" by Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS, CHy, DD
• "Top Five Work Related Injuries" by Jim Mecham, MSIE, OTR/L, CPE
• "The “Six W’s” Of Functional Baseline Testing" by Ronald W. Porter, PT, CEAS III
• "Ergonomics for the Dental Profession" by Ronald W. Porter, PT, CEAS III
• "Game On…. Rehabilitation Strategies for Post Concussion Syndrome" by Gail Wetzler PT, DPT, EDO, BI-D
 
Acute Care/Inpatient Rehab
• "The Use of Continuous Passive Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "A Case Report Exploring Activity Intensity in Inpatient Rehabilitation After Stroke" by Kathryn Zalewski, PT, Julie Kerk, PT, Kristina Laundre, PT, Amber Wacek, PT and Melissa Wiedmeyer, PT
 
Alternative Medicine
• "Acupuncture as an Adjunct to Physical Therapy" by Denise Chang, MD & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Acupressure for the Treatment of Headaches" by Denise Chang, MD & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Understanding Holistic Health" by Linda Lauer, PT
• "Understanding the Fundamentals of Tai Chi" by Tricia Yu, MA, Kristi Hallisy PT, MS, OCS, CMPT, CTI, Patricia Culotti, BSA, CTI, MTF
 
Aquatic Physical Therapy
• "Aquatic Physical Therapy" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS
 
Cadiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab
• "Reliability and Validity for Homan's Sign for the Detection of Deep Vein Thrombosis" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
 
Geriatrics
• "A Comparison of Gait in the Older Adult vs. Gait in the Older Adult Who Suffers From Hemiplegia" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
 
Management
• "Patients Have a Voice Online…and They’re Using it" by Tannus Quatre PT, MBA
• "Marketing Your Physical Therapy Clinic Website" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Medicare Provider Enrollment: Choosing the Best Option" by Jodi Czernejewski MS/CCC
 
Manual Therapy
• "Primal Reflex Technique- Welcome to a Paradigm Shift (Part One)" by Frank Fantazzi, PT, OCS, Amy Snyder, MPT, Mark Snyder, PT
• "Primal Reflex Technique- Welcome to a Paradigm Shift (Part Two)" by Frank Fantazzi, PT, OCS, Amy Snyder, MPT, Mark Snyder, PT
• "Primal Reflex Technique- Welcome to a Paradigm Shift (Part Three)" by Frank Fantazzi, PT, OCS, Amy Snyder, MPT, Mark Snyder, PT
• "When Exercises Aren't Enough" by Eric Mason, PT
• "Review of Common Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Techniques at the Shoulder" by Jennifer Werwie, SPT & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "The Effectiveness of Massage in Reducing Symptoms of Cervicogenic Headaches: Applying Evidence - A Case Study" by Theresa A. Schmidt, MS, DPT, OCS, LMT
• "A Brief Introduction on Myofascial Release" by Jim De Fazio, LMT, NCTMB
• "Zero Balancing Benefits Physical Therapy Clients" by Karen Senffner, MA, PT and Zero Balancing Teacher
• "The Therapeutic Value of Neural Manipulation" by Barbara LeVan, PT, BI-D
• "Muscle Energy Technique" by Kerry D’Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
• "Craniosacral Therapy ... What is it Really?" by Mariann Sisco PT, CST-D
• "An Application of Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT): Idiopathic Bell’s Palsy" by Bruno Chikly, MD, DO, and David Doubblestein, MSPT, LLCC
• "The Visceral Component of Musculoskeletal Pain" by Peter Coppola, PT
• "Total Body Balancing: A holistic approach to treatment, balance and integration" by Kerry D’Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
• "Effects of Neural Manipulation in the Body" by Jean-Pierre Barral, DO, MRO(F), RPT
• "Working Wonders Outside the Treatment Box with CranioSacral Therapy" by Mariann Sisco PT, CST-D
• "Visceral Manipulation: Customer Satisfaction and Outcomes" by Barbara LeVan, PT, BI-D and Jean Anne Zollars, MA, PT
• "Muscle Energy Makes Stretching Easy" by Theresa A. Schmidt, DPT, MS, OCS, LMT, CEAS
• "Angular Joint Mobilization (A new Concept of Joint Mobilization)" by Younghoon Kim, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
• "When Modalities Are Not An Option" by Kerry D’Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
• "Joint Balancing: Reduces Hypomobility, Restores Biomechanics" by Kerry D’Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
• "Total Body Balancing: An integrative approach to optimum treatment and balance" by Kerry D’Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
• "Neurons and Glia – An Essential Partnership" by Tad Wanveer, LMBT, CST-D
• "Manual Therapy vs. Glucocorticoid Injections for Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis" by Casey Griebel, SPT
• "A Brief Review of Maitland Joint Mobilization Grades" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, COMT, MBA
• "Palpating and Treating the Immune System Using CranioSacral Therapy" by Tim Hutton, PhD, LMP, CST-D
• "Infraspinatus Trigger Points - A Contributor to Shoulder Pain" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, COMT, MBA
• "Is Lymphatic Balancing the Missing Ingredient to Success in Your Practice?" by Kerry D’Ambrogio, D.O.M., A.P., P.T., D.O.-M.T.P.
 
Neuro Rehab
• "Update in Balance Therapy for Patients After a Cerebrovascular Accident: Assessment and Retraining" by Katie Nitsch-Pachniak, DPT, Elizabeth Alfonsi, DPT, Andrew Hajduk, DPT, Michael Scales, DPT, Gena Staniszewski, DPT
• "The Role of the Physical Therapist for Spasticity Management" by Kostandinos Tsoulfas, MD & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Stroke Survivor Exercise Recommendations for the Prevention of Recurrent Stroke and Enhancing Quality of Life and Function: An Evidence Based Approach " by Bill Lyon, DPT, CSCS & Rachel K. Backhaut, DPT
• "The Role of Physical Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis" by Lisa Hawley, RN, BSN, MSM & Sarah Meuler, DPT
• "Transforming Thought into Action: The Power of Mental Imagery in Stroke Rehabilitation" by Jennifer Werwie, DPT
• "PWR! Parkinson's Wellness Recovery" by Kristine Decant, PT
 
Orthopedics
• "Modern Joint Replacements - Orthopaedic Technology Improves Each Year" by James A. Shapiro, MD
• "Implications For Treating Post Surgical Shoulder Patients" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Temporomandibular Joint Exercise Prescription for Physical Therapists" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Evidence Based Management of Low Back Pain" by Larry Sandberg, PT
• "A Review of Ankle Joint Mobilization Techniques" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Utiliztion of Joint Mobilization Techniques to Treat Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "A Review of Hip Joint Mobilization Techniques" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Understanding Patellofemoral Dysfunction" by Kate Grace, PT, OPA-C & Annie Fonte, MBA
• "The Initial Investigation of the Church Pew Exercise to Facilitate Quadriceps Function Following Total Knee Arthroplasty" by John O'Halloran DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert MDT
• "A Review of Patellar Taping for Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (TSA)" by David Clark, MD
• "A Brief Review of Grafts Utilized for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" by Anthony Laurenzi SAT & Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "Anatomic ACL Reconstruction: Back to the Future" by Ryan Kehoe, MD
• "Physical Therapy Implications in Treating Tibialis Posterior Tendon Dysfunction" by Sarah Meuler, DPT
• "The Broken Collarbone: Orthopedic Management & Rehabilitation of Clavicle Fractures" by Jennifer Werwie, DPT
• "Snapping Scapula Syndrome" by Jennifer Werwie, DPT
• "Chronic Lower Back Pain: Effective Management for a Difficult Condition" by Jon Schumacher, MPT
• "Direct Access and Neck Pain: Is your screening effective?" by Nicholas W. Gigliotti, PT, DPT
• "Treatment of Elbow Dislocations" by Lauren Hogan, PT, DPT, ATC
• "Posterior Lateral Rotary Instability of the Elbow" by Lauren Hogan, PT, DPT, ATC
• "SI Joint - Simplified" by Steve Bayer, MSPT, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT
• "The latest research of ACL reconstruction and repair with an emphasis on the bridge-enhanced ACL repair (BEAR)" by Billie Weber, SPT
Pediatrics
• "How Many Pitches Should My Son Throw?" by John O'Halloran, MSPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert MDT
• "Serial Casting with Anterior Cut-Out to Increase Dorsiflexion ROM" by Nancy Hylton, PT, LO
• "Sports and Children with Physical Disabilities" by Maria Ocasio-Silva, MD & Kathryn Greaves, MPT
• "The Effects of Exercise on Bone Mass Density in Prepubertal Females: Short and Long-Term Effects" by Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS
• "Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease: A Pediatric Disease" by Kristin Konicek, DPT
• "Childhood Cancer and Physical Therapy" by Alissa Elberts, DPT
• "A Review Of Various Conditions At The Hip In The Pediatric Patient" by Bill Lyon, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, USAW-L1
 
Private Practice
• "Starting a Private Physical Therapy Practice" by Chad Novasic, PT
• "Risk Management Recommendations for Start Up PT Clinics" by Art Lubinski, PT, OCS
• "Physical Therapy Private Practice Tips - Red Flag Rules" by Chad Novasic, PT
• "Basic Equipment for Starting a Private Physical Therapy Practice" by Chad Novasic, PT
• "7 Habits Of Highly Effective Private Practice Owners" by Nitin Chhoda, DPT
• "Direct Access: A Change in Mindset and Practice to Reduce Cost and Improve Care" by Monique Serpas, DPT
• "7 Ways to Maximize Downtime" by Nitin Chhoda, DPT
• "Proactive Patient Appreciation" by Nitin Chhoda, DPT
• "The Patient Ascension Ladder" by Nitin Chhoda, DPT
• "An Introduction to Accountable Care Organizations" by Chad Novasic, PT
• "6 Steps to Build Your Referral Syndicate" by Nitin Chhoda, DPT
• "Snail Mail to Ignite Physician Referrals" by Nitin Chhoda, DPT
• "Locating a Private Practice Physical Therapy Clinic" by Chad Novasic, PT
• "6 Online Traffic Strategies To Promote Your Physical Therapy Practice" by Samuel Awosolu, PT
• "How To Engage Your Existing & Potential Patients On Facebook" by Samuel Awosolu, PT
• "Will you be Medicare compliant by July 1st, 2013?" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "6 Types Of Blog Posts That Will Attract Patients To Your Physical Therapy Blog" by Samuel Awosolu, PT
• "Get More Physical Therapy Patients To Your Practice By Networking Like A Pro On LinkedIn" by Samuel Awosolu, PT
• "The Three Types of Rehab Practices" by Englebert De Vera, PT
• "Think Big or Go Home - Observations from the 2014 Graham Sessions - Private Practice Physical Therapy" by Chad Novasic, PT
• "Future Thoughts for Private Practice Physical Therapy" by Ben Fung, PT, DPT
• "Observations from the 2016 Graham Sessions - Private Practice Physical Therapy" by Chad Novasic, PT
• "Marketing Your Physical Therapy Practice on a Shoestring Budget" by Chad Novasic, PT
 
Research
• "Applying Evidence Based Practice: Is massage therapy effective in reducing symptoms of cervicogenic headache in adults? ׀ A Case Study" by Theresa A. Schmidt, MS, PT, OCS, LMT
• "Functional Outcomes of Lumbar Discectomy vs. Lumbar Fusion - a Literature Review " by Kathryn Greaves, MPT
• "Effects of Wedged Insoles on Knee Osteoarthritis" by Jessica Johnson, MPT
• "Review of the Pathogenesis and Conservative Management of Stress Fractures of the Lower Extremity" by Krista Formanek, DPT
• "Review of the Outcomes of Surgical Intervention vs. Conservative Intervention in the Treatment of Anterior Knee Pain (AKA: Patellofemoral Pain)" by Krista Formanek, DPT
• "Low Level Laser Therapy: Therapeutic Theories, Clinical Uses, and the Evidence" by Jennifer Werwie, DPT
 
Sports Medicine
• "The Importance of Core Training for Athletes" by Dino Laurenzi, L-ATC, MA, MBA & Jennifer Hill, MPT, CSCS
• "Stretching: Myths vs. Realities" by John O'Halloran DPT, ATC, CSCS, Cert MDT
• "Golf Health" by Chai Rasavong MPT, MBA
• "Triathlons and Injuries" by Kevin Conto, MPT, L-ATC
• "The Benefits of Stretching" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
• "The Downward Dog: An Age Old Yoga Exercise With Modern Day Shoulder Rehabilitation Application" by John O'Halloran DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, Cert MDT
• "Introduction to TRX Suspension Training For Rehab Professionals" by Dino Laurenzi, L-ATC, MA, MBA, TRX Trainer & Kevin Conto, MPT, ATC, COMT, TRX Trainer
• "ACL Injury Prevention in the Female Athlete " by Elisa Suchy DPT
• "Functional Testing for Return to Sport after Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Repair" by Amber Wacek, DPT
• "Kettlebell TherapyTM: Restoring Movement with Natural Physics" by Ben Fung, PT, DPT
• "Swinging Away Back Pain" by Ben Fung, PT, DPT
• "Introduction to TRX Rip Trainer in Physical Therapy Practice" by Bill Lyon, PT, DPT, CSCS
• "Brief Overview of Barefoot Running / Minimalist Running" by Michelle Kornder, SPT
• "Kettlebells for Knee Pain" by Ben Fung, PT, DPT
• "Treating the CrossFit Athlete" by Bill Lyon, PT, DPT, CSCS
• "Common Errors In The Clean And Cues to Fix Them" by Bill Lyon, PT, DPT, CSCS
• "Why Physical Therapists Must Embrace CrossFit" by Michael Curtis, PT, DPT, OCS
 
Vestibular Rehab
• "Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo" by Chai Rasavong, MPT, MBA
 
Women's Health
• "Drug-Free Pain Relief During Pregnancy" by Eric Mason, PT and Emma Mason, LMT
 
Wound Care
• "Wound Care Basics for the Physical Therapist" by Ryan Garman, MPT
• "The Effects of Combining Pulsetile Lavage and Vacuum Assistive Closure for the Treatment of a Surgical Wound Infection - A Case Study" by Sarah Wozny, DPT, CSCS
• "The use of Electrical Stimulation in Physical Therapy Wound Care" by Erica Swanson, DPT
 

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