Category Archives: Guest Perspective

August 2020

Why Use Exercise

It’s been a tough few weeks for exercise in healthcare, both on social media and in the literature. A recent systematic review1 has shown it provides little to no benefit for acute low back pain. Then a popular blogger called it ‘snake oil’ and a ‘dirty word.’2 And finally, a discussion on twitter questioned my favorite slogan of ‘you can’t go wrong getting strong.’

By Adam Meakins, BSc (Hons), Physiotherapy Continue reading

August 2020

What If We Adopted PPE as a Mindset for Ankle Protection?

Workplace safety, the right to be safe in your workplace and while going about the activities of your work, was certainly a thing before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. However, the pandemic laid bare some of the realities of the workplace that so many of us never even thought about. I’m talking, of course, about Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE.

By Craig J. Hubbard, Inventor/Designer Continue reading

July 2020

COVID-19, Athletic Trainers, and Social Determinants of Health

COVID-19 has created a unique situation where demand for traditional athletic training services for those in athletic endeavors has decreased.  At the same time, the need for best practices in interprofessional collaboration, upstream primary care triage, and return to activity guidance amidst a healthcare crisis are in high demand.  Innovation and redefining of historical practices are creating new opportunities for the…

By David Gallegos, MA, ATC, Cert. MDT Continue reading

June 2020

The Impact of The COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Humanitarian Efforts: A Crisis Within a Crisis

The sun is rising as a mass of people gather outside the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan. It is the first day of the Atlantic Humanitarian Relief (AHR) October 2018 Medical Mission. One hundred volunteers from 15 different countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Sweden…

By Windy Cole, DPM Continue reading