Estelle and I discuss everything you need to know about Multiple Sclerosis from the physical therapy perspective. We talk about symtoms, diagnosis, and physical therapy care. Estelle shares how physical therapists are uniquely qualified to have the privilege to treat those diagnosed with MS.
Dr. Puentedura discussed his research into spinal manipulation, particularly in the cervical spine. He talked about his preliminary studies into a clinical prediction rule for manipulation of the cervical spine. We also talked about the importance of pain science education utilizing the biopsychosocial approach in accordance with manual therapy and exercise. Dr. Puentedura stressed the importance of the physical therapist to integrate the “package deal” into their treatment of patients: manual therapy, exercise, and pain neuroscience education.
Jacob Lief is the co-founder and president of Ubuntu Education Fund. Jacob and I discussed everything from the inception of Ubuntu to the programs they offer to the future of this great non profit organization. Ubuntu’s model is: We are a community institution, and we support the most vulnerable children along the pathway out of poverty. We don’t focus on how many children we reach, but how deeply we reach each child. We are in the business of transforming lives from cradle to career.
David Perry is the president and CEO of Mesacor, a company committed to developing next-generation ergonomic equipment that enhances safety and delivers measurable benefits via user-centered research and design. David and I discuss the need for ergonomic equipment in the gym/fitness setting to increase safety and reduce the chance of pain in the gym. As David said, it is just as important to be diligent with your set up for exercise as it is to perform the exercise itself.