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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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Thought of the Week: Be Passionate by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In this stunningly beautiful, award-winning video work from The Astray, the message is about passion. Relax for a few moments and soak this masterpiece in. ... Read on »
Osteopractor™ Invokes Ire of AOA by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Earlier this week, I stumbled across this filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office . It is a notice of Trademark infringement alleged by the American Osteopathic A ... Read on »
Thought of the Week: The Garden of Your Mind by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The following video was posted by PBS yesterday. Turn up the volume, click play, and enjoy: Amazing. This video struck a nerve with me instantaneously. I was ... Read on »
Going social in the APTA House of Delegates: RC 23-12 by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Next week, the American Physical Therapy Association House of Delegates will convene for the 2012 session.  This year’s House will discuss and vote on a number of motions, ... Read on »
If You’re Going, You Might As Well Get There by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Sometimes, it’s pure and simple logic that prevails as the best solution to something. This was the case in an important new study published ahead of print in Spine ... Read on »
APTA Vision 2020: What’s your grade? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Alan Besselink, blogger and Austinite extraordinaire has written a thoughtful post entitled, “ APTA’s Vision 2020: My 12 Year Report Card .” In the post, Alan breaks down ... Read on »
Phrase of the Day: Prospective Surveillance by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently, the open-access journal, Cancer, included a special issue:  Supplement: A Prospective Surveillance Model for Rehabilitation for Women With Breast Cancer . This ... Read on »
Alphabet Soup Redux by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In 2009 at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Physical Therapy Association in Baltimore, MD, the Oxford Debate took up the issue of alphabet soup. The issue ... Read on »
Osteopractor™ Not now, not ever. by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently, I was exposed to a new certification being offered by Dr. James Dunning DPT, OCS and the Spinal Manipulation Institute . What the heck is an Osteopractor™ you mi ... Read on »
Happy Mother’s Day: Get Real by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Update: Be patient with the Samahope.org site as they roll out over the next few days…  Welcome to PT Think Tank’s new website design and Happy Mother’s Day to all the ... Read on »
Thought of the Week: Connect by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently, the physical therapist social media world has been a buzz with #SolvePT . I added my thoughts on this in a separate post . This movement made me reflect on a Ted ... Read on »
Can we use Twitter to #SolvePT by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently, a new hash tag has emerged in the physical therapy twittersphere:  #SolvePT . Selena, via the Evidence in Motion Blog, shared her thoughts in a post The Pulse of ... Read on »
Thought of the Week: MOVE by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Our inaugural PT Think Tank Thought of the Week was BE YOU.  This week’s thought stems from a video that has been circulating over the past few months. Inspired by the vid ... Read on »
500 Word Letter to the Editor? $31.50… by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine …real scientific and professional discussion? Priceless.* *And free In a previous post, Publishing in Science: Are Industry Standards Serving Researchers, Clinicia ... Read on »
Thought of the Week: Be You by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We are starting a new, original feature on @PTThinkTank called Thought of the Week. Other blogs have weekly links, videos, songs, fun posts, and other various features. T ... Read on »
Product Review: The Edge Tool by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The EDGE Tool. Click picture to visit site. The EDGE Tool is designed to assist with manual treatments. It was designed and is sold by Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT ... Read on »
Publishing in Science: Are Industry Standards Serving Researchers, Clinicians, and Science? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Recently,  @JasonSilvernail  and I wrote a letter to the editor of the journal Manual Therapy entitled “Innominate 3D Motion Modeling: Biomechanically Interesting, but Cli ... Read on »
SI Joint Mechanics in Manual Therapy: Relevance, Please? by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a separate post Publishing in Science: Are Industry Standards Serving Researchers, Clinicians and Science? Jason Silvernail and I outline some of the perceived cons of ... Read on »
CSM 2012 | The Pauline Cerasoli Lecture by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine from APTA Being an educator of PTs , I always look forward to the Pauline Cerasoli Lecture. I had planned to relay the action through live blogging , but lack of f ... Read on »
CSM 2012 Was Thrilling…(and cold!) by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Thriller Flash Mob at CSM! And another bonus video based on the soon-to-be-dead meme, “Sh*T Physios Say” Sh*t Physios Say from PhysioWorks on Vimeo ... Read on »