01 March 2010 - Editorial
With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility -
Spiderman, 1962
Medication can be a powerful tool in addressing multiple health issues, and is usually one of the first forms of medical intervention. The complexity of some modern medications can be daunting for clinicians in knowing both their proposed benefits and side effects.
March 2010 Volume 23, No. 1
Hello Ortho members. We’ve finally done it. We’ve gone green!!! Thank you to everyone who made this happen. It makes me wonder how many people will read this Report from the Chair now that it is not hand delivered and the first thing you see when you open the journal.
Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist
Kathleen Sluka (ed), published 2009 by IASP Press
As the first textbook on pain of which I am aware to be targeted specifically at physical therapists, I looked forward to the opportunity to review Mechanisms and Management of Pain for the Physical Therapist with cautious anticipation.
Treatment With Corticosteroid Medications: Clinical Implications For Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Megumi Sawanoi, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Peter A. Huijbregts, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, FCAMT
Orthopaedic physical therapists working in an outpatient setting will commonly see patients, who have received or are receiving corticosteroid treatment in one form or another. Corticosteroids are one of most widely used medications today evidenced by the fact that up to one percent of patients worldwide are on chronic corticosteroid therapy.
The use of prolotherapy in the sacro-iliac joint
Br J Sports Med published online April 9, 2008
Manuel Cusi, Jeni Saunders, Barbara Hungerford, et al
In this study the effectiveness of prolotherapy in the treatment of deficient load transfer of the sacroiliac joint (SIJ) was determined.
Intermediate and Advanced Exams 2009
After each exam session the examiners and chief examiners review topics of note to guide candidates, mentors and instructors.
The Interdivisional Review (IDR) is a joint initiative of the CPA Divisions. Due to printing errors not all authors were appropriately recognized for their contributions to the 2010 IDR on Safety.