Use the Modified-Modified Schober Test for Lumbar Spine Flexion/Extension Range of Motion

A special thanks for my friends/partners working together throughout this paper: John Dominski, Sean Hickey, and Christopher Jones. Success is no accident. The purpose of this post is to inform clinicians about best practice patterns for measuring spinal flexion/extension range of motion. As a group we began together with formulating a question and continued with a systematic …

Nutritional Advice That a 5th Grader Could Prescribe

Nutrition plays a very important role in rehabilitation. The body’s capacity to heal is intimately related to our diet. The purpose of this post is not to provide information on the physiological basis of healing or nutritional intake. Rather, it is to stimulate thinking and provide resources for physical therapists to safely and effectively relay …

Bodyweight Supported Treadmill Training: Current Evidence (Part 4)

Part 4 This is Part 4 of 4, if you have not read Parts 1, 2, or 3 yet, please do so now. We have now discussed theory and rationale for bodyweight supported treadmill training (BWSTT). We have also discussed some of the literature regarding BWSTT use in different pathologies. The purpose of this final post …

Bodyweight Supported Treadmill Training: Current Evidence (Part 2)

Part 2 This begins Part 2 of a series on bodyweight supported treadmill training (BWSTT). If you have not read Part 1 yet, please do so now. The purpose of future posts will be to delve into the results of the literature search on specific pathologies, with the current post being devoted to cerebrovascular accident (stroke). This …

Bodyweight Supported Treadmill Training: Current Evidence (Part 1)

PART 1 This information was previously presented to staff at a rehabilitation hospital in New Jersey. It has since been adapted for the purpose of this blog. It is not comprehensive of all literature. The articles chosen for this post were included based on level of evidence and availability. All articles were originally found on the …