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1. Mission Statement
(What is SSI?)
... a division of the Smart Life Institute based in Austin, Texas. SSI was created to provide solutions to issues that have become an unfortunate part of the health care, sport and fitness worlds. Thes...

2. Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy
(SSI Services)
...nsultation, we will discuss your goals and perform an assessment to define the solutions to your specific issues. Our goal is to educate you in your problem and to understand how to develop and implem...

In Part I, I discussed the issues of quality and value in the health care system (in general) and in physical therapy (specifically). Let me expand on that a bit, and then provide an innovative soluti
Monday, 05 July 2010

...a deeper level of understanding of the systemic problems, so letís start there first. One of the greatest issues plaguing the system is the intrinsic conflict of interest involved in health care reimb...
Friday, 02 July 2010

Imagine this: more doping claims in the world of cycling. At this point, there are three things we can count on in life - death, taxes, and allegations of drug use in cycling. The question has reare
Sunday, 23 May 2010

Not so long ago, in an infomercial or two, we were provided some of the finest observations of the state of the union - by none other than Ross Perot. For those who have forgotten, while using his p
Thursday, 13 May 2010

7. MDT: A Powerful Tool With Athletes
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
...ter yet, based on the results of mechanical testing and screening, we can fully understand the mechanical issues limiting their resumption of training, and safely prescribe activities that will allow ...
Sunday, 25 April 2010

...n to eat and when to exercise (for beginners, in particular). They are also intimately related with sleep issues and even mood status. This episode will focus on how these natural biological circadia...
Sunday, 28 March 2010

9. Disturbing Trends For Healthcare In Texas
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
... mentioned many times before, the key elements to the discussion focus on cost, quality, and access - all issues of significant importance to Texans. Let's start off with some terrifying numbers. Co...
Thursday, 18 March 2010

10. There Is Only One Solution To Health Care Reform
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
...for this country and it's legislative process. Why? Yes, it has brought attention to the real health care issues facing the country. But perhaps more importantly - and perhaps written between the line...
Saturday, 12 December 2009 care worlds. Tonight's episode, the last episode of 2009, will discuss many of the key health news issues for 2009. The BlogTalkRadio call-in number is 646-929-1567. You can listen online a...
Wednesday, 02 December 2009

12. Is Running Becoming A Health Risk?
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
... And therein lies the quantum leap. I would totally agree with LeBlanc as she makes note of two critical issues - fostering active lifestyles, and doing so safely by preventing running injuries. But ...
Sunday, 29 November 2009 The central nervous system and neuromuscular system are the primary limiters of performance, and thus issues such as power output should define the training plan. The greater the power output (at ...
Wednesday, 18 November 2009

... this and previous episodes here as well.   Join us for this important discussion on the issues facing the injured runner. ...
Sunday, 08 November 2009

...n exposed to a lot of misinformation, and a lot of diatribe. In this episode, we will discuss some of the issues facing successful health care reform - from the perspective of the provider, and the pa...
Friday, 23 October 2009

16. Health Care: We're Number 37!
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
... we have “the best medical care in the world”. So who do you believe? And what really ARE the issues at stake?   Before we even get into the issue at hand, let’s take a light-...
Sunday, 13 September 2009 considering a spring marathon, it's time to start marathon training. This episode will address the issues of marathon training - what is necessary to be successful, and what you can do to not o...
Wednesday, 26 August 2009

18. Hypocrisy And Health Care
(Blog/Professional Issues)
... could actually get some valuable discourse on the issue – if people would sit down and discuss the issues rationally. Better yet, if they would make their legislators accountable for representi...
Sunday, 16 August 2009

19. The P1 Project
(News/Other News)
...rum.   Consumers are also not aware of "evidence-based practice" and how these issues affect their health care. All providers are not created equal - and some utilize eviden...
Monday, 13 July 2009 Terranova, an Austin sports nutritionist and ultrarunner. Meredith will provide some insights into the issues of hydration and fueling in the heat.   The BlogTalkRadio call-in num...
Monday, 29 June 2009 a huge impact on the cost of care for back pain. This episode will discuss the very real and difficult issues related to back pain, with a focus on the economics of the problem and how it affects y...
Monday, 15 June 2009

...aven't, they are upset that they don't have the option to access a physical therapist directly - for both issues of access and cost.   For further information on these bills, please r...
Thursday, 12 March 2009

23. Direct Access To Physical Therapy
(Blog/Professional Issues)
...physical therapist first - it's those that have conditions like neck and back pain and sprained ankles, issues that - in the literature - respond readily to self care strategies and therapeutic exe...
Sunday, 22 February 2009

...ess worlds can be a challenge to navigate. Join host Allan Besselink in a discussion of current consumer issues related to competent self care, evidence-based practice, and current trends in fitnes...
Tuesday, 03 February 2009

...sts. “Of course they will do what is best for us” ... And now, when you add these two issues together, you get our current system, which for many comes down to dollars and cents. ...
Monday, 15 December 2008 care environment. The “silence” covers a broad scope – from evidence-based practice issues, to self-referral and “referral for profit”, and to over-utilization of s...
Sunday, 07 December 2008

27. A Conspiracy Of Silence - Part I: Training
(Blog/Professional Issues)
...a day goes by in which I don't witness it's effects. And the first step required to get down to the real issues in health care and fitness on a much broader scale, is to acknowledge and address it....
Sunday, 30 November 2008

28. Stretching The Truth
(Blog/Clinical Insights)
... two different strategies.   Would the right degree of stimulus (tension) cause these tissues to lengthen? Yes. How many times must you take the tissue to it's fully lengthened po...
Monday, 27 October 2008

... conferences these days. I've been to far too many conferences and course that were out of touch with the issues that truly impact our profession. More often than not, the literature presented is curr...
Monday, 06 October 2008

30. The "Aha" Moment
(Blog/Thoughts From The Edge)
...this isn't the part that upsets me most.   The aspect of cheating is bad enough, but there are two issues that I find far more frustrating and annoying. The first is that it is all-too-often fo...
Thursday, 17 July 2008

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