Renewing your License this year?

Are you renewing your license in the Philippines sometimes this year? Take heed there are changes to the renewal procedures due to the new law called RA 10912 or “continuing Professional Development Act of 2016”. For the therapist of the Philippines this is quite a big change. For those unfamiliar with the Philippine renewal process…

Alternatives to Stretching

So what now science has proven that Stretching does not increase your range of motion? So what do we do now? Do we still continue doing stretching or do we find possible alternatives? This is one of the primary questions since even the physical agent modalities have failed in this part. As such what do…

To Stretch or not to stretch?

Stretching one of the controversial things in sports and rehabilitation. In the past years stretching has been correlated to flexibility one of the core components of physical fitness. For those who are curious there are flexibility, strength, power, speed endurance, balance, coordination, balance and skill. Stretching is primarily controversial these recent years due to having…

Certifications

These things seem to be appearing quite often nowadays. I mean right now there are trainings that offer 2 days of straight seminars with immediate certification in techniques. So to be able to tackle this topic essentially what are certifications in their essential sense? So pulling up a definition from business dictionary. A certification is…

Evidence in evidence based approach to treatment

I am sure by now you guys have heard of the word evidence based approach to treatment. This has been going around the internet lately and have been propagating itself through journals especially in social media. The thing is some people actually think that the only studies applicable for evidence based treatments are those studies…

Why choose training organizations that are supported by proper programs?

I have found this quite interesting and troubling at the same time that people just want to have the cheapest training available and also have the best evidence based training. People have yet to realize that evidence based studies at least some of them especially in the rehabilitation field get their money, or at least…

Splinting is it really helpful?

It is Christmas once again and that means a trip to the japan store or American store for the 99 peso stuff that they are selling? Among the things being sold for 99 pesos each are those blue things that wrap around limbs such as wrist, fingers, knees, elbows and other body parts. They are…

Rest and Ice might be slowing down healing

Have you ever encountered someone got injured what do I do? The usual answer to that is the R.I.C.E protocol. The rest, ice, compress and elevate protocol. Is this really improving the body’s ability to heal itself? This protocol or the “no brainer” response to injury has been questioned a lot throughout the past years…

Feeling good does more than just help you psychologically

There is now another reason to celebrate events such as Christmas, and it is more than just for the gatherings. As we probably know feeling good does a word of good for the body. Primarily keeping the person sane and able to function in their day to day activities such as preparing meals and working….

Pain is not the real enemy

The world at the present seem to like picking fights with things that should not be fought. This is pretty much the same with the health care system. The health care system would only nowadays seem to target the loudest things but, not the cause of why that thing is making a noise. Also another…

Posture: the blamed un-guilty one

In the past few days I have happened to recall a memory about a show of a lawyer trying to defend a miss labeled culprit. In this case an innocent person labeled as a culprit of a crime. The show practically showed a lot of underhanded tactics not used in court such as having a…

Frame of reference: Occupational Therapy and Osteopathy

I was talking to a student when I was just roaming around Cavite. I was asked if ever what frame of reference am I using when I am using Osteopathic Techniques. Back then I was actually impressed with the question as such I would like to share these things with you guys. For those who…