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I Can't Treat That
by Lisa Mueller
I remember my neurology professor at physical therapy school would frequently joke that her friends didn't understand what type of work she did. She would say "physical therapist" and they would assume orthopedic injuries and ask for help with their necks, Read More...
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Team-Based Care
by Lisa Mueller
Over the past few months, I've heard more and more about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of healthcare. I typically think about healthcare models in the silos my physical therapy clinical rotations were centered on: inpatient, outpatient, Read More...
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Environment of Healing
by Lisa Mueller
I'm right in the middle of reading The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. It's a pretty interesting book about how very small changes can result in big outcomes. He writes about small changes impacting huge reductions in crime rates, fashion trends and Read More...
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Biomechanics of Being a Mom
by Lisa Mueller
I'm writing this blog after nearly six days of spending time with my family over the holiday. Thanksgiving with my mom's family, hosted my in-laws over the weekend and a last-minute dinner with some cousins last night made for a busy, yet much-needed Read More...
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I Don't Know Much About Politics
by Lisa Mueller
Really, I don't know that much. Politics to me is complicated and deceiving, and by not knowing which reports to trust or even believing any candidate will follow through with his promises, I find myself avoiding the issues more often than not. But as Read More...
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Is Pizza a Vegetable?
by Lisa Mueller
I was catching up on some reading this weekend, including some old newspapers and a few websites I had added to my "must-read" list but did not have a chance to read until now, before the chaotic holidays begin. I also caught up on some TV shows I taped Read More...
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Michigan and Childhood Obesity
by Lisa West
News came out recently about a new initiative in Michigan for state-wide tracking of pediatric BMI (body-mass index) values. The rationale behind the new policy is that physicians will see the data and be more likely to discuss healthy weight and lifestyles Read More...
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Back to Physical Therapy Basics
by Lisa West
When I was a student, it was sometimes fairly obvious by reading our professors' presentation styles to determine if the material would be on a given exam. Some professors would fast-forward through a few paragraphs of information, nearly signaling to Read More...
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