CHECKLISTS for PHYSICAL THERAPISTS! Re-visited…

 

I’ve written about the usefulness of checklists before, so I won’t rehash what I’ve already said (spoiler alert: they can really UP YOUR GAME as a new physical therapist or physical therapy student!):

“Performance Hacks for Physical Therapy Evaluations: The Power of The Checklist”

“Can A Checklist Make You A Better Physical Therapist?”

However, I wanted to revisit this idea and share the checklists that I’ve developed for orthopedic evaluations:

UPPER EXTREMITY EVAL CHECKLISTS_2020_LM

LOWER EXTREMITY- EVAL CHECKLISTS_2020_LM

SPINE & SI JT & TMJ EVAL CHECKLISTS_2020_LM

I also wanted to share a checklist that I am developing for use as a SAFETY SCREENING TOOL for Dry Needling Treatments. My goals for this particular checklist are to:

  1. IMPROVE SCREENING of Patients Prior to Dry Needling Treatments
  2. ENHANCE COMMUNICATION with Patients Regarding Risks, Benefits, and Side Effects of Dry Needling Treatments
  3. Do both of these things in an EFFICIENT 30-60 seconds!

See Draft below (Open to any feedback from clinicians and/or patients about this):

DRY NEEDLING- SAFETY CHECKLIST

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