Ortho Eval Pal: Optimizing Orthopedic Evaluations and Management Skills

Ortho Eval Pal: Optimizing Orthopedic Evaluations and Management Skills

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99- Back Braces:Should patients use them for low back pain?
Sep 17 • 10 min
Back Braces: When to use them and when to avoid them!
98: Ergonomics for people who sit a lot at work
Sep 10 • 16 min
A brief rundown about Ergonomics for people who sit!
97-Hallux Rigidus:Evaluation Considerations and Conservative Treatment
Sep 3 • 11 min
Hallux Rigidus:Evaluation Considerations and Conservative Treatment
96-Femoral Acetabular Impingement
Aug 26 • 11 min
Episode 96-Femoral Acetabular Impingement
95-“Burnout” We’ve all had it and how do you deal with it?
Aug 11 • 14 min
“Burnout” We’ve all had it and how do you deal with it?
94-4 Types of Weakness and What Each One Means.
Aug 6 • 7 min
Diagnose better by knowing the different types of weakness!
93-“To Brace or Not to Brace?” Knee, Foot & Ankle Bracing
Jul 30 • 23 min
When is bracing appropriate and who should use them?
92-Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome: What it is, how to evaluate it and Paul’s thoughts about treatment
Jul 23 • 16 min
Episode 92-Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome:What it is, how to evaluate it and Paul’s thoughts about treatment
91-Tinel’s Sign: How and when to perform it and what it means!
Jul 16 • 14 min
How and when to perform the Tinel’s Sign and what it means!
85- 3 Most Common Signs of Hip Arthritis
Jul 9 • 9 min
Identifying hip arthritis with ease!!
90-Rotator Cuff Repair-Post-op Rehab Considerations
Jul 2 • 13 min
Know your rehab “DO’s and Don’ts” for Shoulder Surgery Patients.
89-The Plantaris Rupture: How to Evaluate it and Treat it!
Jun 25 • 8 min
How to Evaluate and Treat a Plantaris Rupture
88-How to Evaluate and Treat Achilles Tendon Ruptures!
Jun 11 • 13 min
Achilles Ruptures-Evaluate them with confidence!
87-How to Assess a Leg Length Discrepancy
Jun 5 • 12 min
How to Assess a Leg Length Discrepancy
86- How to Treat Hip Arthritis
May 28 • 11 min
Hip OA is very common! Let’s talk TREATMENT!
84 How to study Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy Better!
May 14 • 11 min
Episode 84 How to study Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy Better! Anatomy is the basis of the medical world. You need to know anatomy before moving forward with medical studies. There are many great ways to study anatomy but in today’s episode I talk about what…
83- 3 Things Medical Providers MUST DO!!
May 7 • 7 min
Episode 83- 3 Things Medical Providers MUST DO!! Okay everyone, here is where I let loose a bit. Don’t take offense to this but if you want to be good at what you do in ANY profession, you should do at least these 3 things: Listen to your patients. They…
82 – Proper Sling Use. Tips to make your patient more comfortable
Apr 30 • 7 min
Episode 82 – Proper Sling Use. Tips to make your patient more comfortable. Proper sling use is super important! Proper sling fittings are even more important! Here is why: Arm position must be appropriate according to the diagnosis. The Gleno-humeral…
81- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Apr 23 • 10 min
Episode 81-Radial Tunnel Syndrome: Don’t mistake it for Tennis Elbow! Today I will talk to you about Radial Tunnel Syndrome. This is commonly missed since tennis elbow is so much more common. In this episode I will talk to you about the following: Common…
80- How to use a Functional Squat to evaluate your patient.
Apr 16 • 10 min
Episode 80- How to use a Functional Squat to evaluate your patient. In today’s episode I talk about how I use the Functional Squat to evaluate many of my patients with lower extremity injuries. I’ll be discussing the following: How to set up the patient…
79-Dupuytren’s Contractures
Apr 8 • 8 min
Episode 79-Dupuytren’s Contractures Today let’s talk about what a Dupuytren’s Contracture is, who is at higher risk of getting it and how it can affect your shoulder patients. Let’s also talk about how to treat it. In today’s episode I will discuss the…
78- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Apr 5 • 14 min
Today I will be talking about the following: What is De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis? What causes De Quervain’s? How to evaluate it? Finkelstein’s test. Other causes of radial sided wrist pain. How to treat it conservatively and what to do if that fails and…
77-Cubital tunnel syndrome
Mar 27 • 16 min
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome It’s happened to all of us…you’re turning around and strike your”Funny Bone” on the edge of a chair, desk or the window edge on a boat which I will never forget happening to me 20 years ago. Today I will talk about causes of…
76:Dr. Ebonie Rio &The Latest on Lower Extremity Tendinopathy
Mar 19 • 45 min
Dr. Ebonie Rio &The Latest on Lower Extremity Tendinopathy Dr. Rio is a world renowned expert on tendinopathy. She is a physiotherapist and researcher at LaTrobe University in Australia. Today, Dr. Rio graciously takes time our of her busy schedule to…
75- Patient expectations and progress over time.
Mar 12 • 14 min
Episode 75- Patient expectations and progress over time.Even Do you want to increase your patient compliance? How about decreasing patient frustration? Even better, what about decreasing your frustration? It is very difficult to predict how your patient…
73- Conservative Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Mar 6 • 16 min
Episode 73- Conservative Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lumbar spinal stenosis can be quite difficult to treat but in this episode I will talk about some treatment tips and techniques to help you on your way. Today I will talk about the following:…
Lateral Elbow Pain! It’s not always “Tennis Elbow”
Mar 5 • 17 min
Lateral Elbow Pain! It’s not always “Tennis Elbow” You’ll hear me talk a lot about Lateral Epicondylitis in this episode. Also, let’s not forget that there are several other generators of lateral elbow pain. I will talk about identifying the following:…
72- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Evaluation & Pointers
Feb 19 • 12 min
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Evaluation & Pointers Today folks I give you the anatomical picture of lumbar spinal stenosis usually common with lumbar hyperlordosis. I will cover the following: Causes of lumbar spinal stenosis Foraminal stenosis Contributing…
Shin Splints-Causes and How to Treat Them.Episode 71
Feb 12 • 14 min
Shin Splints-Causes and How to Treat Them is the topic of today’s episode. “Shin Splints” are a very common and debilitating problem. I talk a bit about the causes such as weight, activity level, ages most affected, foot biomechanics, shoewear and much…
Evaluating Shoes…What?? Episode 70
Feb 5 • 14 min
In Episode 70 I talk about evaluating a patient’s footwear. Outersole, inner sole, amount of wear, wear patterns, shoewear habits, walking patterns and much more!! Looking at a shoe or sneaker can tell you a lot about a person’s gait and weight bearing…
T1 Nerve Root Compression Evaluation
Jan 29 • 7 min
Episode 69-T1 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms Let’s talk pain patterns, look-a-like’s, sensation loss, deep tendon reflexes, weakness and much more! Here is a video of a patient with a T1 nerve root compression: T1 VIDEO Video of C8 evaluation:…
68-C8 Nerve Root Compression
Jan 22 • 10 min
Episode 68-C8 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms Let’s talk pain patterns, look-a-like’s, sensation loss, deep tendon reflexes, weakness and much more! Here is a video of a patient with a C8 nerve root compression: C8 Video Video of C8 evaluation:…
67-C7 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms
Jan 15 • 6 min
Episode 67-C7 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms Let’s talk pain patterns, look-a-like’s, sensation loss, deep tendon reflexes, weakness and much more! Here is a video of a patient with a C7 nerve root compression: C7 VIDEO Video of C7 evaluation:…
66- Interview with Bob Tarpey Athletic Trainer with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jan 8 • 39 min
Episode 66- Interview with Bob Tarpey Athletic Trainer with the Toronto…
65 – C6 Nerve Root Compression
Dec 31, 2018 • 10 min
Episode 65-C6 Nerve Root Compression: Signs,symptoms and management Lots of interesting things happen with C6 nerve root compressions: Radiating pain to the shoulder blade Lateral elbow pain Wrist extensor weakness “Looks like” tennis elbow, radial tunnel…
64-C5 Nerve Root Compression: Signs,symptoms and management
Dec 26, 2018 • 10 min
Subscribe to be the first to know when new episodes are released! Episode 64-C5 Nerve Root Compression:Signs,symptoms and management Lots of interesting things happen with C5 nerve root compressions: Radiating pain to the shoulder. Shoulder weakness.…
63-Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
Dec 18, 2018 • 13 min
Subscribe to be the first to know when new episodes are released! Episode 63-Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome Let’s get a better understanding of the signs and symptoms of CECS: Usually bilateral Males>females Dorsiflexion weakness/foot drop Severe…
62-Proximal vs Distal Biceps Ruptures
Dec 11, 2018 • 17 min
Subscribe to be the first to know when new episodes are released! ] Episode 62-Proximal vs Distal Biceps Ruptures Biceps Ruptures Galore!! Today in Episode 62-Proximal vs Distal Biceps Ruptures I will help you with the following: Identifying biceps tears.…
61- Thoracic Kyphosis Causes and Treatment
Dec 4, 2018 • 13 min
Subscribe to be the first to know when new episodes are released! Today in Episode 61- Thoracic Kyphosis Causes and Treatment I talk about the following: Contributors to thoracic kyphosis. Injuries that are secondary to thoracic kyphosis. How kyphosis…
60- Cervical Spine Arthritis
Nov 27, 2018 • 14 min
What does Cervical Spine Arthritis present like and how to treat it is the topic for today’s podcast. I will be covering the following: -What is cervical spine arthritis? -What contributes to cervical spine arthritis? -What are the common signs and…
59 Pros and Cons of Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Nov 20, 2018 • 8 min
In Episode 59 Pros and Cons of Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery I talk about how minimally invasive surgery can be helpful at keeping the trauma of surgery to a minimal, decreasing risk of infection, decreasing pain and much more. I also discuss the…
Dupuytren’s, Adhesive Capsulitis & Knee Arthrofibrosis: What do they have in common?-Episode 58
Nov 13, 2018 • 19 min
Dupuytren’s, Adhesive Capsulitis & Knee Arthrofibrosis: What do they have in common? Today I integrate each of the above diagnoses so that you can see how recognizing each can help with treating the other. Recognizing potential complications is super…
6 Sources of Lateral Hip Pain-OEP Episode 57
Nov 6, 2018 • 17 min
Let’s talk about the 6 Sources of Lateral Hip Pain! Greater trochanteric bursitis Gluteus medius and minimus tendon tears Iliac apophysitis L5 nerve root compression IT band TFL syndrome Acetabular labral tear Not only will I talk about the 6 sources of…
56-Dry Needling with Philip Chamberlain PT
Oct 30, 2018 • 40 min
Today on episode 56 I have the pleasure of interviewing Philip Chamberlain PT about the use of Dry Needling as a modality in the treatment of patients with orthopedic injuries. We discuss the following: Indications for dry needling. Contraindications for…
55- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS)
Oct 23, 2018 • 19 min
Have you ever treated Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? If so, you know how important it is to recognize this devastating problem early. If you haven’t ever treated it, then you need to listen carefully to this episode. -Understand the importance of early…
53- Lumbar Neurosurgical Perspective with Dr. John Wahlig
Oct 16, 2018 • 38 min
Get a better feel for the neurosurgical side of the management of low back pain. Dr. Wahlig and I keep this simple and easy to understand. I am sure you will learn lots today when we talk about the following: What are the “Red Flags” to be concerned about…
52- Interventional Pain Management with guest Dr. Andrew Lederman
Oct 9, 2018 • 45 min
Today’s talk is geared toward helping you understand interventional pain management for lumbar spine pain. We discuss the following: -Process and procedure for performing an interventional injection -Indications for lumbar spine injections -Time frames…
51-How to Manage Lumbar Nerve Root Compression/Irritation Issues
Oct 2, 2018 • 15 min
In today’s show: Episode 51-How to Manage Lumbar Nerve Root Compression/Irritation Issues I talk about how to manage nerve root compression from a general medical standpoint. Remember, there are many different philosophies about how to treat these. Mine…
50- S1 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms
Sep 30, 2018 • 6 min
Today is Day 5 of our Nerve Root Compression Podcast Superset. The topic for today’s episode is “Signs and Symptoms of S1 Nerve Root Compression” I will discuss loss of sensation, reflex findings, motor weakness patterns, pain patterns and much more! I’ll…
49- L5 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms
Sep 29, 2018 • 5 min
Today is Day 4 of our Nerve Root Compression Podcast Superset. The topic for today’s episode is “Signs and Symptoms of L5 Nerve Root Compression” I will discuss loss of sensation, reflex findings, motor weakness patterns, pain patterns and much more! I’ll…
48- L4 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms
Sep 28, 2018 • 5 min
Today is Day 3 of our Nerve Root Compression Podcast Superset. The topic for today’s episode is “Signs and Symptoms of L4 Nerve Root Compression” I will discuss loss of sensation, reflex findings, motor weakness patterns, pain patterns and much more! I’ll…
47- L3 Nerve Root Compression: Signs and Symptoms
Sep 27, 2018 • 4 min
Today is Day 2 of our Nerve Root Compression Podcast Superset. The topic for today’s episode is “Signs and Symptoms of L3 Nerve Root Compression” I will discuss loss of sensation, reflex findings, motor weakness patterns, pain patterns and much more! I’ll…
46- L1-L2 Nerve Root Compression:Signs and Symptoms
Sep 26, 2018 • 3 min
Today is Day 1 of our Nerve Root Compression Podcast Superset. The topic for today’s episode is “Signs and Symptoms of L1-L2 Nerve Root Compression” I will discuss loss of sensation, reflex findings, motor weakness patterns, pain patterns and much more!…
45-Sources of Lumbar Nerve Root Irritation and Compression
Sep 25, 2018 • 18 min
This episode will be the start of a lumbar nerve root compression series. Today we talk causes of NRC and for the next 5 days straight a podcast superset. Each day I’ll highlight each level of the lumbar spine where nerve root compression can occur. Be…
44-Lumbar Spine Basics with Paul Marquis PT
Sep 18, 2018 • 23 min
Today in Episode 44-Lumbar Spine Basics I break down the lumbar spine just to get started. I’ll talk about: The lumbar disc Vertebral body size Lumbar facet orientation Vertebral foramen Central cord canal Transverse Abdominus muscles and multifidus…
43-Pointers for new grads in the healthcare field looking for a good job!
Sep 11, 2018 • 13 min
Are you wondering what employers are looking for in an employee? Nervous about going to an interview for your first job? Learn some of the tips and pearls from years of experience regarding starting a new job in the healthcare field. In Episode…
42-Chronic Neck Pain-A very real and very treatable problem!
Sep 4, 2018 • 14 min
] In today’s episode, Chronic Neck Pain-A very real and very treatable problem I talk about the following: Causes of chronic neck pain. Physiology behind chronic neck pain. The rationale behind an active vs. passive approach. Keys to recovery. Review of…
41-Crepitus! Snap,Crackle and Pop!
Aug 28, 2018 • 11 min
In today’s Episode 41-Crepitus! Snap,Crackle and Pop I talk a bit about what crepitus is and when you should worry about it. I’ll talk about inflammation, structural deformity, joint surfaces, joint position, weakness and much more! Want to get my weekly…
40-Unilateral Pes Planus-What is it and what can it cause?
Aug 21, 2018 • 10 min
Today I talk about Unilateral Pes Planus, causes of pes planus and what walking on a pes planus foot can present like. I will bring up how callus patterns and hallux valgus are signs of a pes planus foot and the incidence of plantar fasciitis on the side…
39-The Diabetic Foot in Orthopedics with special guest Dr. Larry Crystal
Aug 14, 2018 • 47 min
In Episode 39-The Diabetic Foot in Orthopedics with special guest Dr. Larry Crystal we talk about: what A1-C is precautions when treating the diabetic foot common signs and symptoms of diabetes the dangers of not treating diabetes callus formation and…
38-Cervical Spine Tips with Neurosurgeon Dr. Nick Arredondo
Aug 6, 2018 • 49 min
In Episode 38-Cervical Spine Tips with Neurosurgeon Dr. Nick Arredondo we chat about the following: Identifying “Red Flags” when evaluating the cervical spine. We discuss the effects on smoking in regards to surgery and recovery. We review the importance…
37-Fibromyalgia in Orthopedics
Jul 30, 2018 • 13 min
Fibromyalgia: What is it and how do you manage it? Today I talk about the signs of fibromyalgia and how experience has been so very instrumental in how I manage patients with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can be complicated! Let me help you with some…
36-The Marquis Maneuver cervical spine special test
Jul 23, 2018 • 15 min
The Marquis Maneuver-A new special test for the cervical spine. -Have you wanted to be more specific with identifying the level of nerve root compression in the c-spine? -Do you ever have trouble determining the difference between a rotator cuff tear and…
35- Cervical Spine vs Shoulder Pain: How to “tease” them out!
Jul 17, 2018 • 15 min
Is it a cervical spine disc herniation or a rotator cuff tear?? I hear this all the time. This is not always so easy to sort out. Shoulder specialists and neurosurgeons have even told me that they on occasion have had difficulty teasing these out. Don’t…
34-Hoffman’s Sign, Hyperefflexia, Babinski sign and Clonus
Jul 10, 2018 • 13 min
In today’s podcast I explain how identifying an upper motor neuron lesion can be very important when evaluating your orthopedic patients. I will talk about the following: Hoffman’s Sign Hyperefflexia Babinski sign/reflex Clonus. I will explain how to…
33-Cervical Spine Basics
Jul 3, 2018 • 12 min
Today I will be getting back to the basics regarding the cervical spine. I will talk about the following: The central spinal foramen Facet orientation Cervical discs Nerve roots and the foramen surrounding them The vertebral artery The structures that are…
32-Orthotics for healthcare providers!
May 22, 2018 • 14 min
In Episode 32 I talk about what healthcare providers need to know about orthotics! When to request them, who is the right candidate for orthotics, different diagnoses treated with orthotics and much more! There are many different types of orthotics to go…
31- Total Shoulder Arthropasty with Guest Dr. Jessica Aronowitz
May 15, 2018 • 28 min
Episode 31 of the Ortho Eval Pal Podcast Today we dive into the depths of shoulder arthroplasty with Dr. Jessica Aronowitz. Dr. Aronowitz is a Fellowship trained orthopedic physician who specializes in the shoulder and elbow. In this episode we talk about…
30-Metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuoroma
May 8, 2018 • 13 min
In today’s episode I talk about how to recognize metatarsalgia and Morton’s Neuroma. They can look alike but are very different. Here are a few pearls to go by when evaluating the forefoot. Metatarsalgia is most common between the 2nd and 3rd distal…
29-Plantar Fasciitis. My Absolute Favorite Diagnosis to Treat!!
May 1, 2018 • 16 min
In today’s episode I talk about my favorite diagnosis to evaluate and treat: Plantar Fasciitis. I know, I know…There are many different names for this problem but for the sake of simplicity we will call it Plantar Fasciitis. I’ll talk about the diagnosis…
28-Posterior Heel Pain! Causes, Diagnoses and Treatment Tips.
Apr 24, 2018 • 12 min
Today in Episode 28 we talk about “Posterior Heel Pain”. There are a handful of problems that can cause this. I’ll talk about common causes and related diagnoses. Of course we will discuss treatment tips to help you succeed in managing these problems.…
27-Your Gait on Different Surfaces
Apr 17, 2018 • 11 min
In this episode I talk about the impact of different surfaces on your gait. Identifying the surface a patient exercises on can help make the diagnosis process easier. I’ll talk about how the treadmill impacts LE function. Walking on a cambored road can…
26- LISTEN! Let’s test your LISTENING and EVALUATION skills!
Apr 10, 2018 • 18 min
Let’s have some fun today:) In Podcast Episode 26 called: LISTEN! Let’s test your LISTENING and EVALUATION skills, I will see how sharp your listening skills are. Start by asking questions that rule out complications. Don’t ask too many open ended…
25-Lenny Macrina MSPT, SCS, CSCS talks PT with Paul on the OEP Podcast
Apr 3, 2018 • 31 min
Don’t miss this episode 25! I chat with the very well respected Lenny Macrina MSPT, SCS, CSCS about shoulder injuries, the “ins and outs” of a cash based practice and much more! Lenny is the co-founder and director of Physical Therapy at Champion Physical…
24-Shoulder Instability with Special Guest Dr. Stephen Thompson
Mar 27, 2018 • 28 min
This is a must listen to episode! If you are a PT, OT, PA, NP, Family Physician and/or Athletic Trainer! I chat with Orthopedic and Sports Specialist Dr. Stephen Thompson about Shoulder instability. We talk about special tests, “Red Flags”, when to refer…
023-Cervical Spine Clearing “Tips and Tricks”
Mar 20, 2018 • 12 min
In Episode 023-Cervical Spine Clearing “Tips and Tricks” I talk about the importance of performing c-spine clearing when evaluating patients. I’ll show you what process I like to use and why. I discuss pertinent questions to ask, how to perform deep…
022-Most Popular Special Tests for the Shoulder! Evidence and Experience
Mar 13, 2018 • 25 min
In this “Episode 022-Most Popular Special Tests for the Shoulder! Evidence and Experience” I get to the meat and potatoes about what special tests for the shoulder I like and what the majority of shoulder surgeons also like. I review some of the special…
021- Biceps Ruptures and Biceps Tendinitis
Mar 6, 2018 • 10 min
Today I talk about Biceps Ruptures and Biceps Tendinitis. I have some great videos that are linked in these show notes. Be sure to know the importance of identifying distal versus proximal biceps ruptures. Episode 021- Biceps Ruptures and Biceps…
020-Nerve Injuries of the Shoulder Complex
Feb 27, 2018 • 9 min
In this podcast I talk about the most common nerve related injuries in the shoulder complex. I’ll discuss how I like to identify them, what the common findings are, which muscle groups they innervate and how to manage them. Check out our YouTube shoulder…
019-The 3 Day Post-op Shoulder Program
Feb 20, 2018 • 9 min
In todaly’s episode I will talk to you about a SIMPLE program that I developed that has been tremendously helpful to patients soon after shoulder surgery. Episode 019-The 3 Day Post-op Shoulder Program will take you through the importance of seeing your…
018-Shoulder Arthritis – Common Signs and Symptoms
Feb 13, 2018 • 9 min
In today’s Podcast: Episode 018-Shoulder Arthritis – Common Signs and Symptoms I talk about how the A-C and Gleno-humeral joints break down and who is at highest risk. I will also discuss how to distinguish between GH arthritis and adhesive capsulitis. If…
017-6 Most Common Causes of Shoulder External Rotation Weakness
Feb 6, 2018 • 11 min
In Episode 017 the 6 most common causes of shoulder external rotation weakness I will help you look at external rotation weakness a little differently. I’m going to ask you to look outside the box with this one and by doing so, you may pick up on unusual…
016 – Rotator Cuff Impingement vs Rotator Cuff Tears
Jan 30, 2018 • 7 min
In this episode of Rotator Cuff Impingement vs Rotator Cuff Tears you will acquire some insight from experience on how to differentiate between cuff tears and impingement. I’ll talk about common signs and symptoms for each although there is some…
015 – “Rotator Cuff Basics” Anatomy, Innervation and Function!
Jan 23, 2018 • 9 min
In today’s episode, Episode 015 – “Rotator Cuff Basics” Anatomy, Innervation and Function! I talk about the most important aspects of the rotator cuff musculature, it’s innervation and function. I always tell people who see Orthopedic patients that the…
014 – Frozen Shoulder (Part 2) – “Stages and How to treat it!”
Jan 16, 2018 • 14 min
In this episode of Frozen Shoulder (Part 2) – “Stages and How to Treat it!” I talk about time frames and common presentations during these time frames. I discuss from experience what has worked and hasn’t worked regarding the treatment of frozen…
013 – Frozen Shoulder-“Who’s at Risk and How to Identify it!”
Jan 9, 2018 • 11 min
In this podcast episode Frozen Shoulder-Who’s at Risk and How to Identify it! I talk about several risk factors that predispose patients to getting a “Frozen Shoulder” and I discuss the most common physical findings that help you confirm the diagnosis of…
012 – Shoulder Anatomy-Can it be done on a Podcast?
Jan 2, 2018 • 16 min
Hello and welcome to Episode 012 – Shoulder Anatomy-Can it be done on a Podcast? In this episode I will focus on key components of the shoulder, discuss “troublesome” anatomy and just give a basic review. There will be more podcasts coming that will focus…
011 – Osgood Schlatter’s Disease. What if you don’t treat it?
Dec 19, 2017 • 9 min
In today’s episode I talk about Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease. I’ll let you know who is susceptible to getting it, what causes it and how to manage it. In my opinion, it is very easy to diagnose and doesn’t require diagnostic imaging unless the patient fails…
010 – How to get a Specialist’s Attention
Dec 12, 2017 • 12 min
In this episode I will talk about how to get a specialist’s attention and how to connect with a specialist for the betterment of the patient. Listen till the end when I give you my secret to how I filled my cell phone contact list with specialist’s…
009 – Knee Arthritis
Dec 5, 2017 • 11 min
In this episode, I will chat about Knee Arthritis. I will review common signs and symptoms and talk about how to manage them. Not all knee arthritis patients need to have a knee replacement. I’ll talk about my take on knee arthritis. Please feel free to…
008 – Meniscus Tears-“Let’s Make Identifying Them Easier!”
Nov 28, 2017 • 10 min
Listen carefully to this episode of Meniscus Tears-“Let’s Make Identifying Them Easier!” to get some key points when trying to evaluate a patient with a suspected meniscus tear. I’ll talk a bit about the different types of cartilage in the knee, it’s…
007- ACL Tears-8 questions to ask and observations to make when “ruling in” an ACL tear
Nov 21, 2017 • 11 min
Today I will talk about ACL tears and how important it is to ask patients the right questions and make certain observations that help you come to the diagnosis of an “ACL tear”. I will tell you what questions to ask and discuss what I have found to be…
006 – Patellar Tendonitis vs. Tendinopathy
Nov 14, 2017 • 10 min
In this episode I discuss the difference between Patellar Tendonitis vs. Tendonopathy. I will give you some common finding that each diagnosis has and how to manage them differently. I will also mention what to avoid when treating patellar tendonitis and…
005 Intra vs Extra Articular Swelling
Nov 7, 2017 • 6 min
In this episode I will be talking about intra vs extra articular swelling. Understanding the difference between these two can help you hone in your knee diagnosis skills. I will discuss which structures swell inside the joint capsule and which swell…
004-3 Causes of Quad Shutdown
Oct 3, 2017 • 7 min
In this episode, I will be discussing the 3 causes of quad shutdown. The quadriceps is a very important muscle group that allows for a lot of functional activity. Recognizing quad shut down is important in helping to minimize further injury. Make sure to…
003-Patello-Femoral Dysfunction
Oct 2, 2017 • 7 min
Todays episode will focus on identifying patella-femoral dysfunction. I’ll talk about some of the most common findings and discuss how I like to manage these. Patello-femoral dysfunction can be very frustrating and difficulty to treat but like a car being…
002- Why Patients don’t get Better.
Sep 3, 2017 • 12 min
All medical providers should listen to this episode 002-Why Patients don’t get Better. This does not only pertain to orthopedics but to almost any medical field. You’ve been there! You are working diligently with your patient and they just aren’t…
001- 4 Key Points To Evaluating Patients
Sep 3, 2017 • 11 min
In this show I will be talking about 4 Key Points to Evaluating Patients. There are many different ways to evaluate patients, but this is an approach I like to use which has been very helpful to me. Feel free to send some feedback regarding what works for…
000- A little about my background and My experience
Sep 2, 2017 • 10 min
Welcome everyone and thank you for tuning in to The Ortho Eval Pal Podcast Show with me, your host, Paul Marquis PT. This episode will give you a little background about who I am and what Ortho Eval Pal is all about. To listen to more topics please…