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Nov 06, 2017 | Selena Horner

Which Approach is Better for Frozen Shoulder?

No, frozen shoulders are not cold.... 'tis getting close to the winter season and I have snow on the brain.

Of all the types of problems patients may have, I have the most difficult time treating a patient who has adhesive capsulitis. I can see the pain they are experiencing when I look into their eyes as they perform various activities in the clinic. I found this abstract interesting because it focused on patients being active. The downside: it only looked at 10 days of therapy and then 3 months later. I'm not quite sure if the improvement between the two groups was clinically relevant.

Below you will find a quick view of the abstract. 

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Oct 30, 2017 | Selena Horner

5 Ways to Maximize #PPS2017 Conference App

Once upon a time when I attended a conference, I felt like a lone attendee. I registered ahead of time. There was no way to know who was attending. It wasn't easy to prepare for the conference to get the most out of it. A huge book of presentations was provided. It was a burden to carry along all day. Scraps of paper held various scribbled notes. Being able to connect with attendees was left to serendipity and swapping business cards.

Speed forward to 2017. Have conference planners come a long way in creating a participatory experience for attendees! Conference planners are now harnessing the power of technology by using apps that are used on mobile devices. The app design not only has details about the conference, but also immediately connects with your social media accounts, your photos, and your email accounts. The apps also have neat, built-in ways to immediately communicate with attendees about any changes in the conference OR information about the conference.

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Oct 26, 2017 | Selena Horner

Does Patient Experience Affect Clinical Outcome?

I have mixed feelings about hospitalized patients and the experiences created for them.  Take for example creating an environment that includes flat screen smart televisions. Sure, it would be a great experience to have that kind of technology to allow for "entertainment." If the patient perceives this as a positive experience, does it affect clinical outcomes? Will they rate their care as better?

The abstract I found perked my interest because it found that patient experience was associated with clinical outcome. I'm curious what kind of experiences were described that improved clinical outcomes.

Below you will find a quick view of the abstract. 

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Oct 23, 2017 | Selena Horner

A Goal and a Mentor

Yesterday I went to the gun range for the first time ever. Scott and Matt were planning on spending a few hours shooting and adjusting the sights on their guns so they'd be ready for deer hunting season.

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