Readings and Musings 8.31.12
- Published on Friday, 31 August 2012 16:50
- Written by Denver Lancaster
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!!
ients 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).