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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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May 10, 2017

This interview features a panel of guests from the Rusk Lumbar Spine Symposium. Four of the participants are from the NYU Langone Medical Center. They are: Dr. Michael D’Agati--Clinical Specialist of Physical Therapy, he is the current Chair of the NYU Rusk Physical Therapy Research Committee. Board Certified in Orthopedics, he is pursuing a second doctorate from Rutgers University. Dr. Mia Palazzo-- Program Manager, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport Performance Center, is Board Certified in Orthopedics. Her doctorate is from Temple University. Dr. James Koo-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, also is Board Certified in Orthopedics. His doctorate is from New York University. Dr. William Oswald-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, received a diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute International. Guest faculty Dr. Chad Cook-- Program Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University, is a recent winner of the top educator award for the American Physical Therapy Association. His doctorate is from Texas Tech University.

In Part 1 of this interview was on: why clinician's may not feel confident treating patients with back pain; and Dr. Mia Palazzo's comments on how clinical practice guidelines are being translated into improved patient outcomes.

Part 2 consisted of comments by Dr. Chad Cook on how medicine as an art and a science applies to the management of low back pain; comments by Dr. James Koo on how clinicians indicate that 90% of the diagnostic process is from the history; and comments by Dr. William Oswald on the important aspects of a low back pain examination and possible treatment strategies.

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