Congratulations! If you’ve made it to this point, you’re one last step closer to becoming a better clinician, more adept at logical and critical thinking — and probably a better person overall;)
Today, we will discuss the best special test out there. This one test can Continue reading
So we all know that our patients experience pain relief from many placebo based mechanisms. A little bit of joint cracking, needle tapping, and (insert modality here) can go a long way towards providing a patient some temporary relief which gets us to our main goal of restoring movement.
There has been decades of research on the aspects of placebo:
- 2 sugar pills better than 1 for reducing gastric ulcers(1)
- 1 injection better than 2 sugar pills for reducing gastric ulcers(1)
- Higher priced items are more effective than cheaper ones, but only when people know they are the higher priced meds.(1)
Just more fun facts… Continue reading
Every answer, thought, feeling, decision stems from a reference-point. A single value cannot bring meaning to an informed decision. Ex: A 60 degree winter day is warm to those in Boston, and cool to those in San Diego. An increase of strength by 5 lbs is a lot with shoulder external rotation, but not so much with a leg press…. or maybe it is a lot for the leg press in someone recovering from Guillain-Barré. Transporting in a wheel chair does not seem so good, unless you have been bed bound for the previous year. So the reference is an imperative portion Continue reading
Short answer is: yes, more than you know.
Bias is so prevalent, it’s almost Continue reading