Professional development

In the Garden of Hope & Ingenuity

Rehab pioneer Dr. Geoff Fernie’s innovative path from making Pink Floyd, Cream and other rock stars look good, to doing good for millions of people with disabilities. Amanda Lang visits a Toronto rehab research lab that applies … READ MORE

Fixing electronic health records is good

Adding scribes is even better. Scribe Warren Lam (right) works on notes, as attending physician Dr. Laura Burke (center) and Dr. Daniel Willner discuss a patient case, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Emergency Department on … READ MORE

Transforming orthotics with 3D printing

Orthoses, often referred to as orthotics, are traditionally passive devices worn by people to support an injured or weak body part. The ambitious, yet simple vision of this advancement in AFOs is about the look on a patient’s … READ MORE

Spenser’s knee braces are awesome!

Up and coming superstar Spenser Wilton’s father writes about Endurocross competition and knee safety. I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much Spenser likes his new knee braces. Only days after he got them, he … READ MORE

Figure 1 is Instagram for doctors

Like Instagram for doctors, Figure 1 app now has 500,000 users. One billion cases viewed 18 Sep 2015. Figure 1 Inc.’s Richard Penner, left and Gregory Levey show their medical image-sharing app Tuesday. Glenn Lowson for The Globe … READ MORE

Sport and exercise medicine

Primary care is ideally placed to promote and prescribe exercise to patients. Inevitably some people will develop musculoskeletal problems and will need our help. In general these needs can be managed successfully without need to call … READ MORE

The upper limb in primary care

Upper limb in primary care, Part 2 Wrist, hand – joint, soft tissue and neurological disorders. There is increasing focus on GPs reducing the number of referrals that they make to secondary care. Wrist and hand disorders are a … READ MORE

Introduction to musculoskeletal assessment

A guide for medical students and healthcare professionals. Musculoskeletal disorders are the commonest cause of disability in the UK. Each year 15 per cent of patients on a general practitioner’s list will consult their doctor with … READ MORE
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