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Unraveling the Complexity of Low Back Pain

Unraveling the Complexity of Low Back Pain

Viewpoint from the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy The “Viewpoint” section in the November 2016 JOSPT written by O’Sullivan, et al, offers an overview of the current research on treatment for low back pain. The authors begin by pointing out that “exponential increases in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning to identify these damagedRead More…

What are all those letters after your name?

What are all those letters after your name?

Dr. Amy Konvalin, MSPT, DMT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT – WHAT?!? I am often asked what all those letters stand for that are listed behind my name. And, what are the letters that are listed behind other therapists’ names? To start, let me begin by explaining the entry level Physical Therapy degree. In the early 1950’s,Read More…

What does a Physical Therapist do?

What does a Physical Therapist do?

“I have been referred to see a Physical Therapist but I don’t actually know what they do.” “Wait, you treat THAT too?” I have heard these comments from patients, friends, and family for the past 16 years so I figured it was time to explain why physical therapy is so hard to define. 1. ThereRead More…

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