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PT Inquest

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Rank #171 in Medicine category

Health & Fitness
Medicine
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PT Inquest is an online journal club. Hosted by Erik Meira and JW Matheson, the show looks at an article every week and discusses how they apply to current physical therapy practice.

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PT Inquest is an online journal club. Hosted by Erik Meira and JW Matheson, the show looks at an article every week and discusses how they apply to current physical therapy practice.

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Marvelous Podcast

By Iz S - Sep 22 2019
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This is an amazing podcast—Changed the way I think and practice!

Great information

By Zak Bwah - May 09 2016
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Very useful information presented from 2 guys that are easy to listen to.

iTunes Ratings

73 Ratings
Average Ratings
65
2
0
3
3

Marvelous Podcast

By Iz S - Sep 22 2019
Read more
This is an amazing podcast—Changed the way I think and practice!

Great information

By Zak Bwah - May 09 2016
Read more
Very useful information presented from 2 guys that are easy to listen to.
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PT Inquest

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PT Inquest is an online journal club. Hosted by Erik Meira and JW Matheson, the show looks at an article every week and discusses how they apply to current physical therapy practice.

Rank #1: 116 Effective Treatments for Musculoskeletal Pain

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There is a lot that we can throw at musculoskeletal pain, but what actually has evidence behind it? We do we actually know and what directions should the research be headed? THIS ARTICLE IS OPEN ACCESS SO FOLLOW THE LINK TO READ IT!

Effective treatment options for musculoskeletal pain in primary care: A systematic overview of current evidence. Babatunde OO, Jordan JL, Van der Windt DA, Hill JC, Foster NE, Protheroe J. PLoS One. 2017 Jun 22;12(6):e0178621. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178621. eCollection 2017.

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

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Oct 10 2017

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Rank #2: 183 Strength Training After ACLR

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If you have listened to more than one episode of PT Inquest you will know that Erik thinks that quadriceps dysfunction is a major problem after ACLR. Assuming that you agree with that, are there interventions to address that issue? Do they work? What about just waiting? How would we know what works?

Progressive strength training restores quadriceps and hamstring muscle strength within 7 months after ACL reconstruction in amateur male soccer players. Welling W, Benjaminse A, Lemmink K, Dingenen B, Gokeler A. Phys Ther Sport. 2019 Aug 9;40:10-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2019.08.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

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Oct 01 2019

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Rank #3: 075 How a Tendon is Like a Doughnut

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Jill Cook and Karim Kahn gave a very interesting lecture on understanding tendinopathy at APTA's Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in February 2016. PT Inquest decided to take a deeper look. Can disorganized tendon tissue change? If it can't does it matter? When we understand the true nature of tendinopathy, certain treatments become much more plausible and others appear almost silly. Also, Erik provides a poor man's homemade doughnut recipe. Or is it donut?

Feb 23 2016

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Rank #4: Episode #11: Kinesio Tape vs. Thrust Manipulations and Accelerated Rehab After ACI

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Kinesio Tape vs. Thrust Manipulations and Accelerated Rehab After ACI. Go to ptpodcast.com/pt-inquest for the articles discussed on this episode.

Sep 07 2012

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Rank #5: 105 Rehab After Meniscal Repair

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Meniscal repairs are notorious for having a mix of opinions regarding postoperative precautions. Should we be restricting weight bearing? Range of motion? Both? Neither? Does any of it matter? Why or why not? Wait for the drop!

Rehabilitation Protocols After Isolated Meniscal Repair. O'Donnell K, Freedman KB, Tjoumakaris FP. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Oct 1:363546516667578. doi: 10.1177/0363546516667578. [Epub ahead of print]

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

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Mar 14 2017

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Rank #6: 042 Classification Systems for Chronic LBP

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In Episode 42 we look at classification systems for treating chronic low back pain with specific exercise. Do they matter? Are we overthinking things? What exactly are we treating?

Sep 05 2014

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Rank #7: 050 Mechanisms of Manual Therapy

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Erik and JW have asked for more inquiry into the mechanisms of manual therapy and this article does not disappoint! What about those neurophysiological effects? Are they specific or non-specific? Does it matter? Why does JW carry a galvanized bucket of vomit in the car?

Mar 24 2015

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Rank #8: Episode 7: ACL Survival and Hip Strength/Trunk Kinematics in PFPS

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Episode 7: ACL Survival and Hip Strength/Trunk Kinematics in PFPS. Go to ptpodcast.com/pt-inquest for the articles discussed on this episode.

Jun 28 2012

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Rank #9: 145: Target ROM After RTC Repair

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We thought we were done but THEY KEEP PULLING US BACK IN!!! We are back for a full year of weekly episodes thanks to generous sponsorship from CSMi!

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In previous episodes we have explored the controversy around the best rehabilitation after rotator cuff (RTC) repair with many papers concluding that it really doesn't matter. But when can you say that things are not going well? And if things are not going well, what can you do about it?

If you have an isokinetic machine, make sure you register your clinic at CybexTest.org to be listed on their database for free!

This article is open access at the time of recording so click the link below for free access.

Target range of motion at 3 months after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and its effect on the final outcome. Tonotsuka H, Sugaya H, Takahashi N, Kawai N, Sugiyama H, Marumo K. J Orthop Surg.2017 Sep-Dec;25(3):2309499017730423. doi: 10.1177/2309499017730423.

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

Produced by: Matt Hunter

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Jan 08 2019

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Rank #10: Episode 27: Dry Needling

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This episode discusses dry needling and the difficulty in controlling for placebos. http://ptpodcast.com/pt-inquest/

Oct 12 2013

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Rank #11: PT Inquest: Episode 3: Cam Incidence and Comparing Exercise Treatments for Chronic NS LBP

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PT Inquest: Episode 3: Cam Incidence and Comparing Exercise Treatments for Chronic NS LBP. Go to ptpodcast.com/pt-inquest for the articles discussed on this episode.

Apr 21 2012

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Rank #12: Quad Strengthening For PFPS

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In Episode 35 we look at the role of quadriceps strengthening exercises on patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). Is it really effective? What role does it play during rehab?

Jun 20 2014

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Rank #13: 058 Hip Strength FAI and Labral Tears

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On this episode we look at the correlation between hip weakness and femoroacetabular impingement/labral tears. Is it all about the glute med? Can we just strengthen out of intra-articular hip injuries? Also, have you seen An Honest Liar yet???

Aug 19 2015

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Rank #14: 154 Hip Arthroscopy vs Physiotherapy

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This article ruffled some PT feathers. In a head to head match up, many interpreted this RCT to show that surgery beats physical therapy, but is there more to it? Would Erik and JW have been able to put together a better rehab program than what was studied in this paper? Perhaps...perhaps not. This article gives a great opportunity to contrast the quality of research in the surgical and rehabilitation worlds.

Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial. Palmer AJR, Ayyar Gupta V, Fernquest S, et al. BMJ. 2019 Feb 7;364:l185. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l185.

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

Produced by: Matt Hunter

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Mar 12 2019

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Rank #15: 096 Patellofemoral Pain and the Envelope of Function

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On this episode the guys review a clinical commentary on patellofemoral pain (PFP) written by Rich Willy and some moron (Erik and his dumb face). How should we best conceptualize PFP? Is Scott Dye's "envelope of function" accurate or even useful? Does this understanding change the way we treat this enigmatic diagnosis for the better? We break out the shorts and t-shirts as the temperature in Minnesota gets above 0°F!

Current concepts in biomechanical interventions for patellofemoral pain. Willy RW, Meira EP. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2016 Dec;11(6):877-890.

Open Access at the time of release

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

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Jan 10 2017

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Rank #16: 160 Hips, Knees, or Do Whatever for PFP

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There are studies that show that a hip focused exercise program helps for PFP; there are others that show that a knee focused exercise program also works. Is one better than the other? What about just doing ANY kind of exercise? This study takes a look at answering those questions...kind of.

Effectiveness of Isolated Hip Exercise, Knee Exercise, or Free Physical Activity for Patellofemoral Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Hott A, Brox JI, Pripp AH, Juel NG, Paulsen G, Liavaag S. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Apr 8:363546519830644. doi: 10.1177/0363546519830644. [Epub ahead of print]

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

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Produced by: Matt Hunter

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Apr 23 2019

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Rank #17: 092 Isometrics vs Isotonics for Patellar Tendon Pain

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Early evidence suggests that heavy load isometrics may be effective for acute reduction in patellar tendon pain in a laboratory setting, but is it effective for managing patellar tendon pain for athletes during their competitive season? How does it compare to isotonics (heavy slow resistance)? Does the type of contraction matter more than the total time that the heavy load is applied? Is Erik too tired to think straight?

Do isometric and isotonic exercise programs reduce pain in athletes with patellar tendinopathy in-season? A randomised clinical trial. van Ark M, Cook JL, Docking SI, Zwerver J, Gaida JE, van den Akker-Scheek I, Rio E. J Sci Med Sport. 2016 Sep;19(9):702-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.11.006. Epub 2015 Dec 7.

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Check out Peter Malliaras' blog post on this paper!

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

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Sep 13 2016

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Rank #18: 182 Early Fear Reduction For Back Pain

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Providing accurate information on back pain seems to build confidence in the provider but doesn't seem to have a huge effect on outcomes. Is this really an improvement? In this episode, Erik and JW explore the role of the provider is these difficult cases.

The Fear Reduction Exercised Early (FREE) approach to management of low back pain in general practice: A pragmatic cluster-randomised controlled trial. Darlow B, Stanley J, Dean S, Abbott JH, Garrett S, Wilson R, Mathieson F, Dowell A. PLoS Med. 2019 Sep 9;16(9):e1002897. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002897. eCollection 2019 Sep.

To order the rheumatology booklet created by Jack March that we discussed on the podcast head to his website: https://rheumatology.physio/

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

Produced by: Matt Hunter

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Sep 24 2019

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Rank #19: 080 Glenohumeral Kinematics with RTC Tears

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If your patient has completely torn their supraspinatus, then their humeral head must translate superiorly during arm elevation. Or does it??? In this episode JW and Erik look at a novel kinematic study that found the exact opposite. Remember, there is always more to a hypothesis than, "It makes sense."

Mar 29 2016

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Rank #20: 138 PT Practice Patterns Following ACLR

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) is a procedure that has a lot published on it yet there are still second injury rates as high as 40% in some populations. There seems to be some consensus in the literature as to how these patients should be managed, but do physical therapists actually manage them this way? Embarrassingly the answer is no.

Rehabilitation Practice Patterns Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Survey of Physical Therapists. Greenberg EM, Greenberg ET, Albaugh J, Storey E, Ganley TJ. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2018 Oct;48(10):801-811. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2018.8264. Epub 2018 May 22.

Due to copyright laws, unless the article is open source we cannot legally post the PDF on the website for the world to download at will. That said, if you are having difficulty obtaining an article, contact us.

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Oct 16 2018

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