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Readings and Musings 8.31.12

Another collection of random things that have caught my attention.  In the future, I will try to put out this list of things a little more frequently.

The Best Argument in Favor of Open Access Science is All Of Them @Kevbonham  I shouldn’t have to explain why this matters.  More information here: Open Access Publishing

Develop a Web Presence - tips and ideas for boosting your web presence, from social networking to blogging.  I’m still on google.  Maybe I should make a switch to boost my street cred. @adachis

Ridgeway & Silvernail 2012.  Innominate 3d Modeling: Biomechanically interesting, but clinically irrelevent.  @Dr_Ridge_DPT

Dr. Ridgeway was kind enough to supply with the full unedited prior to submission full text here.  Thanks!! 


Patients understand that they are in pain. Health care professionals like to try to explain why patients are in pain. But it’s a spinning plate trick – to tell them what we know about pain without invalidating what they KNOW about how they feel, and how they believe it impacts them. I like the article What predicts outcome in non-operative treatments of chronic low back pain? A systematic review (Wessels et al. 2006) for this reason. Changes in cognitive and behavioral measures may be more predictive for treatment outcomes of chronic low back pain than physical measures. But more research needs to be done (click me). What I like about this review, and it ties back into other articles (like Mannion 2001), is that we shoud do more to address patients’ beliefs about pain, fear avoidance, coping, and mood. I don’t think these questions can be addressed without LISTENING to how patients feel, and what they understand about their pain. 

These info graphics are so cool:  Mobile Healthcare or validation for my interest in developing software.
More digital information: HIPAA Devices: 2 Myths Debunked, 1 Proven True from @WebPT.  Ipads are HIPAA compliant.  Cloud storage is safer than hiding money in your mattress.  Digital storatge is safer than paper storage. 

Forward Thinking PT Posts by @joebrence9.  The latest post is about the neuromatrix model of pain developed by Dr. Ronald Melzack.  The brain uses a vast integrative network of systems to interpet threats to the system contextually as pain. Cool stuff.  One of my major interests as a #physicaltherapist (when I get a license).

3 Comments

Kyle Ridgeway, DPT 01-09-2012, 03:41

Nice post, I liked how you tied in links and figures with some of your thoughts and commentary. Well done! Thanks for the mention of our letter to the editor. For those that may not be able to access full text, check out a longer, more robust version here: http://ptthinktank.com/2012/03/18/si-joint-mechanics-in-manual-therapy-relevance-please/

Cheers!

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Denver Lancaster 01-09-2012, 03:47

Hey thanks for reading! AND THANKS FOR THE FULL LINK! Way easier than looking for access via libraries!

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Kyle Ridgeway, DPT 01-09-2012, 04:14

No worries! Just to be clear the blog post is the original, longer version that was denied prior to review NOT the shorter version that was published. That post says that too (I don’t want the closed, for profit, non-open source publishing police to get on me).

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