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Pass the OCS exam by studying smarter, not harder. This podcast is for physical therapists looking to become board-certified specialists in orthopedics.

OCS Field Guide: A PT Podcast David Smelser and Austin Kercheville

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 110 Ratings

Pass the OCS exam by studying smarter, not harder. This podcast is for physical therapists looking to become board-certified specialists in orthopedics.

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    We've got a messy diagnosis this week: thoracic outlet syndrome. David breaks the diagnosis down by anatomy and compressed structure to help make sense of a syndrome that has poor evidence and little consensus.

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    • 22 min
    Adhesive Capsulitis CPG: Examination and Treatment

    Adhesive Capsulitis CPG: Examination and Treatment

    Today we finish up the adhesive capsulitis CPG by covering examination and treatment.

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    • 23 min
    Adhesive Capsulitis CPG: Clinical Course and Differential Diagnosis

    Adhesive Capsulitis CPG: Clinical Course and Differential Diagnosis

    Since adhesive capsulitis is the only shoulder diagnosis for which we currently have a CPG, it's worth spending two episodes to cover this in a bit more depth. Today Austin covers part 1 of the adhesive capsulitis CPG, including the sections on prevalence, clinical course, and diagnosis.

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    • 21 min
    Knee OA Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Knee OA Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    Since there are not yet any PT CPGs for knee OA, we pull together information from textbooks, articles, and two physician CPGs to cover what does and doesn't work for knee OA. We also review physiology, diagnosis, and an easy little CPR at the end.

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    • 32 min
    Patellar Tendinopathy and Other Knee Conditions

    Patellar Tendinopathy and Other Knee Conditions

    Today Austin covers a host of knee conditions, including jumper's knee, clergyman's knee, carpenter's knee, and just about any other profession's knee. Listen in to learn about various knee tendinopathies, bursitises, growth plate disorders, and more.

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    • 28 min
    Total Knee Arthroplasty CPG

    Total Knee Arthroplasty CPG

    We're back with a new episode covering the APTA's 2020 TKA CPG and with a new MedBridge promo code! Use code FIELDGUIDE for $175 off a MedBridge subscription.

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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
110 Ratings

110 Ratings

KFPhD ,

Top OCS podcast

Great resource for auditory learners and to reiterate key topic areas for the OCS exam.

acharbs2018 ,

Great resource!

Love this podcast for clear, concise summary of CPG, CPR, and other major study topics. Great for when you want to study, but can’t take a book with you.

CeeCee324 ,

Cannot recommend enough!

Such an excellent resource for studying for the OCS! The content was well organized and super helpful. Thank you, David and Austin for all your hard work putting this together! I’ll definitely be recommending the Physio Field Guide to co-workers and friends looking for additional study material!

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