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The Quantified Self and the implications for physical therapy

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Currently there is an explosion of interest in personal digital devices and apps that track an individual’s health data primarily for their own consumption and interpretation.


Every week new products are launched that aim to measure something new or bring together a set of measures into a more useful package (e.g. Athos digital clothing that tracks muscle recruitment, heart rate etc). Around these devices is a growing community of early adopters who are testing, experimenting and sharing their experiences.


These self-confessed self-tracking geeks refer to this new domain as the Quantified Self


Some examples of the types of data being tracked by these Quantified Selfers that are of particular interest to PT include:

 

Activity levels (exercise) – devices generally the record number of steps taken but also can record elevation gained (number of stairs and floors) and even estimate a measure of calories burned. Example devices include the Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up,Striiv and Withings Pulse.Body health measures – devices that track a wide variety of health measures such as heart rate, skin temperature, perspiration (e.g. the Basis watch), blood pressure (e.g. the iHealth blood pressure monitor), blood oxygen saturation (e.g. the iHealth Pulse Oximeter), heart ECG trace (e.g. Alivecor), blood sugar (e.g. iBGStar) etc.  

So why should physical therapists and physiotherapists be paying attention to this trend?



- See more at: http://www.physiospot.com/opinion/the-quantified-self-and-the-implications-for-physical-therapy-physiotherapy/


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Very interesting, I have not heard of this term, Quantified Self, before. Good to know, helps practices keep up with the evolving world of health care and the technology in it. 

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Benefits Of Physical Therapy | Benefits Of

Benefits Of Physical Therapy | Benefits Of | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it
Benefits of Physical Therapy Physical therapy refers to a type of therapy that makes use of physical agents like massage and exercises.
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Physical Therapy after a Traumatic Brain Injury - Pain.com

Physical Therapy after a Traumatic Brain Injury - Pain.com | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it
Physical Therapists working in hospital's' Neurology wards treat individuals who are in the acute phase of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These injuries occur as a result of external factors, such as a blow to the head, which ...
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Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy - FOXSports.com

Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy - FOXSports.com | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it
Florida State QB Jameis Winston wins Heisman Trophy FOXSports.com Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, earning college football's most prestigious individual award...
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There was a lot of speculation about if Winston should get peoples vote due to the sexual assault allegations against him. The argument was that the Heisman is an "On field performance" award so the allegations should not matter, others thought that it should. 

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The Quantified Self and the implications for physical therapy

The Quantified Self and the implications for physical therapy | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it

Currently there is an explosion of interest in personal digital devices and apps that track an individual’s health data primarily for their own consumption and interpretation.


Every week new products are launched that aim to measure something new or bring together a set of measures into a more useful package (e.g. Athos digital clothing that tracks muscle recruitment, heart rate etc). Around these devices is a growing community of early adopters who are testing, experimenting and sharing their experiences.


These self-confessed self-tracking geeks refer to this new domain as the Quantified Self


Some examples of the types of data being tracked by these Quantified Selfers that are of particular interest to PT include:

 

Activity levels (exercise) – devices generally the record number of steps taken but also can record elevation gained (number of stairs and floors) and even estimate a measure of calories burned. Example devices include the Fitbit, Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up,Striiv and Withings Pulse.Body health measures – devices that track a wide variety of health measures such as heart rate, skin temperature, perspiration (e.g. the Basis watch), blood pressure (e.g. the iHealth blood pressure monitor), blood oxygen saturation (e.g. the iHealth Pulse Oximeter), heart ECG trace (e.g. Alivecor), blood sugar (e.g. iBGStar) etc.  

So why should physical therapists and physiotherapists be paying attention to this trend?



- See more at: http://www.physiospot.com/opinion/the-quantified-self-and-the-implications-for-physical-therapy-physiotherapy/


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Very interesting, I have not heard of this term, Quantified Self, before. Good to know, helps practices keep up with the evolving world of health care and the technology in it. 

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Professional SportsCare & Rehab - Southern Maryland News Net

Professional SportsCare & Rehab Southern Maryland News Net With locations throughout the mid-Atlantic, it provides comprehensive physical therapy services and specializes in general orthopedics, sports injuries, post-operative care, total joint...
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This seems to be a wonderful facility, much like one I would like to own and manage. Upto date clean facility, providing great service to the community and really pushing the patients to achieve their goals.

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The Noble Red Man — An Ethical Dilemma In Sports - Institute for ...

Rarely are these issues viewed as possible ethical dilemmas examined from the right-vs.-right perspective created by Dr. Rushworth Kidder in his Ethical Fitness® framework. I believe that the issue of sports teams that use ...
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This has become a hot issue as of late. The fact is the term "red skin" is a racial slur equal to that of the "N" word, and the team should change their name. 

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Dempsey Praises Veterans' Rehabilitation Program - United States ...

Dempsey Praises Veterans' Rehabilitation Program - United States ... | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it
Dempsey Praises Veterans' Rehabilitation Program. By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today praised the members the Veterans Treatment Court ...
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An Inside Look at How Doctors Fix Sports' Most Notorious Injury

An Inside Look at How Doctors Fix Sports' Most Notorious Injury | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it
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The torn ACL is one of the most feared common injuries in sports. Superstars and weekend warriors from across the sports spectrum lose years of their careers to torn ACLs with regularity.

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The amount of physical thearpy and rehab that are needed after a major knee injury is tremendous, especially for some ont to get back to the pro level. 

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Is it morally permissible for parents to encourage ... - Practical Ethics

Is it morally permissible for parents to encourage ... - Practical Ethics | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it
Concussions are prevalent in high-impact and much-beloved sports such as American and Australian football, rugby, and hockey. Concussions are harmful – recent.
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This is a major issue right now in hockey and football, from the professional level all the way down to the youth level. The ethics of this really comes into play when the athlete feels pressured or guilted into returning early, or the Dr. feels pressured or threatened to "turn their head to the patient symptoms" in order to get them back on the field. 

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Strength, balance exercises may prevent sports injury

Strength, balance exercises may prevent sports injury | Sports Ethics: Harrison, J | Scoop.it
Strength training and balance exercises are more likely to help prevent sports injuries than stretching, a new look at the evidence suggests. (RT @Drjbbrock: Check out this article from @FOXNews.

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