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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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#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 »
#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 »
Specializing in the Field of Physical Therapy- #DPTstudent Topic for Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine #DPTstudent Tweetchat topic for January 9th, 2013: Specialization in Physical Therapy Once we graduate from PT school and have those three amazing letters of DPT after ... Read on »
Official CSM 2013 iOS App Available by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine CSM 2013 is quickly approaching, is your itinerary planned? (I know you’ve been networking before the conference) Here in time to help is the APTA CSM 2013 App . Basi ... Read on »
So, you think you can walk? #AcutePT by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine All you do is walk people! Are you going to walk Mrs. Smith? Are you getting Mr. Johnson up? You don’t have to think in acute care! In my opinion, the role of the ... Read on »
New vision & role for the physical therapist in athlete management #sportsPT by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The following post was written by Paul Mitalski. Paul is not a physical therapist, but has vision for the where the profession of physical therapy can go in the realm of s ... Read on »
STUDENT MENTORSHIP- #DPTSTUDENT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2012 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Does your DPT program have an organized mentorship/buddy program? How has this helped you? Are you a mentor to someone in a class below you? What do you do help them and m ... Read on »
How to Survive Finals – #DPTstudent topic for Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It’s that time in the semester again where you can’t seem to drink enough coffee, you quiz yourself in your sleep, and you don’t think that there is any way for this much ... Read on »
#DPTStudent Tweetchat Analytics by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The inaugural  #DPTStudent tweetchat took place this past Wednesday, Nov 28. It was a huge success! How do you measure success? With these analytics of course, taken f ... Read on »
Twitter for Students of Physical Therapy by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Stay tuned for the first ever #DPTStudent Tweetchat. Hosted by @LaurenSPT , it’ll take place on Nov 28th. Topic: Why PT? Read on »
#PhysicalTherapy Hashtag Project by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine #Hashtags are a robust means of tracking or tagging information on Twitter. They help you manage the fire hose-like nature of the constant stream of information on Twitte ... Read on »
Thought of the Week: Help. by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As everyone is aware, Superstorm Sandy has wrecked things. Especially, my home state of New Jersey. Many of my friends and family are still without power. My cou ... Read on »
Do you MOOC? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a recent article in the NY Times entitle, “ The Year of the MOOC ,” writer Laura Pappano describes an exciting, ongoing disruption in education. MOOCs, or Massive Open ... Read on »
Can Assumed Postures Help Chronic Pain? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine I’m teaching a freshman seminar course this year at Texas State. It’s about introducing students to the university as well as the college learning environment and culture. ... Read on »
#IFOMPT12 – Day 1 Summary by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bonjour! Just sitting  lying here in the hotel room reflecting on an excellent day of programming. I was able to attend and live blog from these seven sessions, tak ... Read on »
#IFOMPT12, here we come! by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bonjour! The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT <- say it, it’s fun!) will be happening very soon (Oct 1-5) in Quebec Cit ... Read on »
Direct Access #SB924 & California #PhysicalTherapists by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the past, I have written about how the anti-POPTS (physician owned physical therapy services) movement in California   utilized technology and social media to educate t ... Read on »
Term & Title Protection for the #PhysicalTherapist & #PhysicalTherapy by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The American Physical Therapy Association recently constructed a  Term and Title Resource Center  regarding the use of the terms physical therapy and physiotherapy as well ... Read on »
The Evolution of Learning, Knowing, & Finding in the Digital Age by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Knowledge, information, and intellect are fuzzy concepts. Knowledge may involve the ability to recall specific pieces of information. But, does knowing lead to intellect? ... Read on »
Social media & physical therapy: a look back on the 2012 House of Delegates and RC 23 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine My view from the floor of the APTA House of Delegates Earlier this month, I attended my very first session of the American Physical Therapy Association’s House ... Read on »