Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise in the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain

Arizona Core Ambassador, Daniel Strauss, conducted a riveting presentation. It explored how manual therapy in conjunction with therapeutic exercise could benefit those patients diagnosed with chronic neck pain. Neck pain can be very complicated and often has many contributing factors.

Most interestingly, his presentation found different outcomes for short-term and long-term benefits for a treatment protocol using both manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. This is an interesting concept; it does play into potential outside factors contributing to neck pain. It raises an interesting question, one I which I hope can be answered in the future.

Why does manual therapy in conjunction with therapeutic exercise in the long-term have the same treatment outcomes as therapeutic exercise alone, but are different in the short-term?

Manual Therapy and Therapeutic Exercise in the Treatment of Chronic Neck Pain


Prosthetics and Orthotics

Presentations from a Prosthetics and Orthotics course done by DPT students for other students.

Summer coursework has tasked us with creating presentations that dive into a multitude of diagnoses. Our assignment required knowledge of the disease itself, the clinical ramifications, the role of orthotics in treatment, a case study, the implications of the disease, and treatment approaches. There are myriad of different diagnoses that can be treated with the use of prosthetics and orthotics. The course covered a wide variety of topics, with the presentations linked representing a small portion of those. Some of the presentations focus on using tools for specific populations and other pertinent information to that topic.

The links are found below:

3D Printed Prosthetics

Advancement in UE Prosthetics

Amputee Mobility Predictors


Diabetes Mellitus – In Native American Populations

Ertl Osteomyoplastic Bone Bridge

Exoskeleton Orthotics

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) of the Ankle

Hemiplegia and Orthoses

Hip Dysplasia

Idiopathic Scoliosis

Legg-Calves Perthes

Metabolic Demands Of Amputees

Neuromuscular Scoliosis


Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Smart Devices in Gait

Spastic Diplegia

Spinal Cord Injury



Transfemoral Transtibial Patient Prognosis Predictors

Virtual Reality Prescription Rehabilitation