When it comes to clinical practice, the focus is always on the patient. Our team at Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy strives to deliver the best care that is supported by outcomes and current concepts supported by literature.
Sometimes we are involved in assisting and conducting clinical and lab-based research. As of today, Dr. Adams is part of a team from Wayne State University that conducted research on the efficacy of utilizing mobile devices (in the clinic and in the field) for assessing gait. The process was to establish a protocol to further improve the accuracy of utilizing mobile apps in the physical therapy clinician. The article was accepted for publication in the Journal of Visualized Experiments.
The article is published here:
1Physical Therapy Program, Department of Healthcare Sciences, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Wayne State University, 2Adams Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy
Finkbiner, M. J., Gaina, K. M., McRandall, M. C., Wolf, M. M., Pardo, V. M., Reid, K., et al. Video Movement Analysis Using Smartphones (ViMAS): A Pilot Study. J. Vis. Exp. (121), e54659, doi:10.3791/54659 (2017).
But there is more to what we do at Adams Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy. We are active with our local universities hosting clinical doctorate students completing their final clinical rotations. We support physical therapy doctorate programs from the University of Michigan – Flint, Grand Valley State University, Wayne State University and Oakland University. We support Eastern Michigan University, GVSU and UM exercise physiology programs by hosting sports medicine clinical interns. We conduct guest lectures at these same universities. Our own Dr. Adams is an Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the University of Michigan – Flint PT program.
We are also one of the select clinics that offer an Orthopedic Residency Program affiliated with the University of Michigan – Flint Physical Therapy Program. This one of a kind program offers licensed physical therapists the opportunity to further their careers in orthopedics by studying under seasoned clinical specialists and attending classes at the University of Michigan to best prepare them for the ABPTS Orthopedic Board Examination.
Beyond that, we partner with the Novi and Northville High Schools to offer school credit for sports medicine observation, and provide guest lectures to their medical careers and Sports Medicine IB programs. We also act as mentors and sponsors for the Novi HOSA chapter, who continue to exceed expectations at the local and state level.
In short: we do our best every day to not only help our patients, but to help our community. We are leaders in our profession, and continue to foster growth in learning at all stages of the physical therapy and sports medicine curriculum. We are “Athletes Treating Athletes”, but we are also doctors of physical therapy leading the way for future clinicians.