This quarter bulletin is all about our Centennial Scholar and Leadership Roles.
QA Bulletin Q2 2021.docx
Here is a review of the committees with the APTA of ND.
Reimbursement in Review.docx
APTA 100 years. History in the making. Read about the history of the APTA here!
QA Bulletin Q1 2021 (1).docx
What is motivational interviewing?
Techniques that assist patients in recognizing discrepancies between their current behavior and core values. Physical Therapists can provide support for self-efficacy, and reinforce an individual's belief that he or she is capable of initiating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.1
Q4 2020 Motivational Interviewing.docx
Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that you can do for your health. The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours at the gym or purchase expensive equipment to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines!
Falls Prevention Q3 2020.pdf
QA Bulletin Healthy Lifestyle Q2 2020.pdf
Tips and tricks for sleep, nutrition, and other lifestyle habits. Thanks for tuning in!
QA Bulletin Q1
Nearly 80% of US adults and adolescents are insufficiently active, leading to more chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression. The good news is, regular physical activity can prevent and improve many chronic conditions!
QA Bulletin Q4.pdf
"There is currently no "required" certification or special training for ergonomics."
QA Bulletin Q3 Concussion.pdf
"Concussion is recognized as a clinical syndrome of biomechanically induced alteration of brain function, typically affecting memory and orientation, which may involve loss of consciousness (LOC)."
Giz C, Et al. 2013 AAN. Summary of Evidence Based Guidelines Update: Evaluation and management of Concussion in Sports. Neurology 80; June 11, 2013
The Role of Physical Therapy in Concussion Rehabilitation
This article reviews the multi-modal approach to post-concussion treatment. Concussion symptoms are widely variable and recovery is influenced by many factors, therefore, an individualized treatment approach is needed for the best outcomes. The largest predictor for prolonged recovery is the severity of the initial symptoms in the first few hours or days after injury. The recommendation is a combination of graded exercise, vestibular and oculomotor training, and cervicogenic rehab to facilitate a faster return to function and a more complete recovery. Although initial rest is recommended, prolonged rest is linked to slower symptom resolution.
Seminars in Pediatric Neurology (July 2019)
The Role of Physical Activity in Recovery From Concussion in Youth: A Neuroscience Perspective
This special interest article examined studies that use neuroimaging to characterize the complex and dynamic changes in the brain following concussion. The evidence supports participation in physical activity after an initial and brief period of rest (< 3 days) with gradual progression as indicated in the following table.
Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (July 2018)
Welcome to the QA Bulletin!
Caring for patients with spinal conditions can be complex. Many times, patients come with chronic symptoms that have been with them for many years. In this bulletin you will find articles on therapy for the spine, helpful education tips and social media entities as well as some common certifications that can help increase the therapist’s knowledge and skills to better treat their patients.
“We’ve Got Your Back”
Orthopaedic Care of the Spine
A review of more than 60 RCT evaluating exercise therapy for adults with low back pain found that such treatment can decrease pain, improve function, and help people return to work. The American College of Physicians states that “non-pharmacologic interventions are considered first line options in patients with chronic low back pain.” http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2018/10/Feature/Opioid/
Lower Trapezius Muscle Strength
Individuals with unilateral neck pain exhibit significantly less lower trapezius strength in the side of neck pain as compared to the contralateral side. Progressive resistive exercises and core stabilization exercises may help restore balance of normal strength in the lower trapezius muscle may be in important part of successful rehabilitation of patients with cervical pain. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2011.3503
Combined Effects of Thoracic Thrust Manipulation (TTM) and Cervical Non-Thrust Manipulation (CNTM)
Individuals with mechanical neck pain who received both TTM and CNTM plus exercise demonstrated better overall short-term outcomes compared to those receiving only non-thrust manipulation of the cervical spine plus exercise. https://doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2013.422
Read more from the Spring QA Bulletin here (PDF)
“Non-pharmacologic interventions are considered first line options in patients with chronic low back pain.” The American College of Physicians
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