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
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!!
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.
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I get most of my news from twitter and google reader. I LOVE taking in information from all over
and trying to synthesize it into one coherent thought. I’ve decided to start gathering these readings, tweeters, and resources on a more regular basis and share with you the things I thought were interesting. Many will have to do with physical therapy. Some will definitely not! You’ve been warned. Without further adieu, my first ever “Readings and Musings.” Love to hear your thoughts (if I haven’t already).
Appledorn et al. 2012. A Randomized Controlled Trial on the Effectiveness of a Classification-Based System for Subacute and Chronic Low Back Pain Current treatment based classification schemes do not improve outcomes in patients with subacute or chronic low back pain.
An Essay for Physical Therapists: Lets Move Forward… An inspiration to move forward, and some issues that are very relevent to physical therapy right now. There are some great discussion points about manual therapy, and the abuse of modalities. Comments at the end of the article are worth reading too!
Mannion 2001. Increase in strength after active therapy in chronic low back pain (CLBP) patients: muscular adaptations and clinical relevance. Three treatment groups, 1 outcome. Strength changes through training for chronic low back pain did not appear improve outcomes.
Brilliant and poignant commentary on balance, work life, and innovation. Really digging Seth’s blog. http://ping.fm/NnBIY
Freakonomics is one of my favorite blogs. This is a post about the new Danish fat tax and just how misguided policy makers were in creating this legislation… This fat tax, as pointed out in the article by Steve Sexton, disadvantages the poor for being too poor to make healthy eating decisions.
This kind of legislation has proven marginally effective in the past with smoking cessation. As a sin tax, smoking cessation is completely that unhealthy eating. EVERYBODY HAS TO EAT. And we can’t all afford $5.00 – $9.00 for a red pepper at the Community No-Op.
Anyway, great article. The answer isn’t always just “live more like us healthy people!” Give it a read: