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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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How Do I Twitter Anyway? #DPTstudent by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Twitter is an amazing place. I get smarter everyday by observing and connecting on the platform. However, I’m routinely astonished at the reluctance of the vast majority o ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013: THE COST OF THE DPT PROGRAM by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Last week when I received the statement telling me the current amount of my student loans, I could have cried. To think that number will be double by the time I graduate w ... Read on »
Clinical Prediction Rules: PTTV13 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine PT Think Tank was well represented in last night’s edition of Therpydia’s PTTV. Myself and Kyle Ridgeway talked with Joe Brence from ForwardThinkingPT.com about the highs ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013: DIFFERING TREATMENTS FOR LOW BACK PAIN by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If there’s one thing we all spend time learning about it’s low back pain. Physical therapists are highly skilled in the management of low back pain overall. However, indiv ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013: THE PT/ PTA RELATIONSHIP by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The first PT clinic I ever experienced as a patient utilized PTAs to the max. In fact, I think I only saw the PT for 10 minutes at most each visit. The next PT clinic wher ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013: PHYSICIAN OWNED PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES... by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Physician owned physical therapy services and referral for profit can be added to the laundry list of items that physical therapists are standing against. What is a POPTS? ... 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 »
#DPTSTUDENT CHT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2013: SHOULD PTS HAVE RADIOLOGY PRIVILEGES? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Physical Therapy as a profession continues to push towards direct access, which allows patients to come to us first in hopes that we can diagnose and either treat them or ... Read on »
Barb Melzer, I Will Miss Your Brain by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It is with a heavy heart that I write this post, one I sincerely wish I didn’t have to. My esteemed colleague and friend, Dr. Barbara Melzer, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA, has pa ... Read on »
Transformation Scrutinization: Vison versus Reality by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wonder if academics in medieval universities had their own versions of Twitter debates about the use of the word “doctor.” I wonder if the opponents to its use decried i ... Read on »
Comments On: Building Community & Discourse Through Conversation by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Often, intense dialogue emerges in the comments section of blog posts. In my opinion, the discussion enriches the original post. Comments add depth to the post, and benefi ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2013: INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Last week, when we discussed the new proposed APTA vision we discussed several of the vision elements included within it. We briefly touched on interprofessional education ... Read on »
#DPTStudent Topic for Wednesday, February 5, 2013: Beyond Vision 2020- Can We Transform Society? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Since 2000 the APTA has been making strides towards Vision 2020, a vision which outlined goals for the profession of physical therapy to reach by the year 2020. These goal ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013: SHOULD WE BE CALLED DOCTORS? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine By the time we have the letters DPT after our name we will all have gone through four years of undergraduate education plus three years of graduate level education that is ... Read on »
The Ultimate Log ‘N Blog for PT app! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I wish I had this newly released app last week during CSM 2013! Moves by Protogeo Oy , brings a sweet new movement tracker to the field of personal data monitoring. With ... 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 »
#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 »
#DPTstudent Chat Topic for Wednesday, January 23, 2013: Are We More Than Just Ultrasound and Tiger... by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a follow up to Dr. Eric Robertson’s post last week, “There’s no Such Thing as Bad Press” about the way Physical Therapists have been defined by the media and even how s ... Read on »
#PhysicalTherapy Hashtag Project 2.0 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine With #CSM2013 only days away, #physicaltherapist twitter chat relating to the conference will continue to increase. Quotes, links, pictures, and thoughts relating to #CMS2 ... Read on »
There’s No Such Thing as Bad Press by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Succès de scandale ! Well, physical therapy didn’t exactly have a sex tape this week, but over the past several days, two notably large media outlets have featured PT ... Read on »