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Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional

North Augusta, South Carolina
I am a physical therapist and blogger from Augusta, GA. I specialize in othopaedic manual physical therapy techniques and am a faculty member at the Medical College of Georgia.
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"...a good physical therapist is...more valuable than a horde of chiropractors." by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The very popular Science Blogs network had a surgeon check in with those very words included in his commentary of a very recent ruling in NJ that limited the scope of ... Read on »
"Back" to the Lighter Side by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Well, I'm done with my rant for the day. A change of pace is needed. Here is a very cool new type of spinal implant to check out: http://www.impliant.com/ It's like ... Read on »
"Every American is our patient..." Really?!!! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Or, I could have entitled this blog post: I went to school for a lot of years, got a doctorate degree, learned your anatomy inside and out and for that, I can te ... Read on »
"I'm Dr. Robertson, and I'd like to teach you to hula hoop." by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine "Hoop Dreams- Physical Therapist ... turns the hula hoop into fitness fun!" was the tag line of this news scoop I came across. Even though this reminded me very muc ... Read on »
"Name Your Price, Doc" by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine At least the drug companies are not alone in buying off doctors. This time it is a criminal investigation into ortho docs who have been paid handsomely by device manufa ... Read on »
"The benefits are overstated, overpromoted, and giving people false expectations" by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement surgery. Those were the comments on such from Dr. Kristaps J. Keggi, an orthopaedic surgeon at Yale University. Hip Replaceme ... Read on »
"Tot ziens en bedankt" (Farewell and thank you) by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The latest edition of JMMT is up and marks the final issue that Dr. Peter Huijbregts will serve as Editor-in-Chief. As always, JMMT gets my nod for having full-text acce ... Read on »
"Wiihab" Hurts my Brain! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I'm still conflicted about this whole Wii-physical therapy link. One side of me cringes when the concept of Wiihab has become so pervasive that, indeed, a phrase has bee ... Read on »
#AcutePT helps ICU save $818,000 per year! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a recent post So, you think you can walk? I outlined some of the evidence, rationale, logic, and decision making involved in acute care physical therapist practice. I d ... Read on »
#CSM2011 Acute Care Lecture: Our Foundation and Our Future? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine #CSM2013 has arrived! Pre-conference courses are in full swing and the regular section programming begins tomorrow morning. Acute care practice received press online and d ... Read on »
#CSM2012 Day 1 Programming by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine #CSM2012 is off and running! Over 10,000 physical therapists from across the nation are moving around the Chicago area. Conference programming officially started today. @M ... Read on »
#CSM2013 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine #CSM2013 is here! PT Think Tank and it’s contributors are all in attendance. We plan to provide highlights, quick summaries of sessions, and other insights right he ... Read on »
#DPT STUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 2013: NATIONAL STUDENT CONCLAVE by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I think we all hear the talk and excitement surrounding CSM each year, but what about the National Student Conclave (NSC)? A whole weekend just for DPT and PTA students! T ... Read on »
#DPTstudent Chat Topic for January 16th: APTA’s CSM Conference- What’s in it for the... by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Image courtesy { pranav } via Flickr Yeah, this is were CSM is! Next week, many DPT students are jet setting across the country to sunny to San Diego fo ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013: IS BEING A PART OF A PROFESSIONAL... by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The largest professional organization that represents Physical Therapists in the US is the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Currently, I am a student member a ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013: RESEARCH IN THE PT FIELD by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We have all heard the term ‘Evidence Based Practice’. It makes sense that we base the majority of PT treatments around modalities or interventions that have been studied a ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 2013: ADVOCACY FOR OUR BELOVED PROFESSION by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The #DPTstudent chat started in late November and we have discussed many, many different topics and the majority of them have one thing in common: it all comes down to adv ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013: ADDITIONAL CERTIFICATIONS- NECESSARY OR... by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine After an intense, three year, non-stop DPT program we are prepared to play the role of physical therapist in almost any setting. After graduation many of us may feel so el ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013: PT CAREER PATHS AFTER GRADUATION by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine One of the many things that drew me to PT as a career is that upon graduation, I could choose to go in so many different directions! Maybe I’ll specialize, maybe I’ll trav ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013: IS TAKING A HISTORY AND PERFORMING A... by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The other day this article  was making its way around Twitter. It discusses the importance (or lack thereof) of performing a history and full physical exam on a patient. ... Read on »