Ryan Sharkey
Ryan Sharkey

Ryan Sharkey, PT, DPT

Ryan graduated with his DPT from Northwestern University in 2013. He currently resides in Oregon with his family.  He became a board certified specialist in orthopedics in 2016.  Outside of work he enjoys reading, skiing, playing basketball, a great beer, everything that has to do with the outdoors, and his 2 wonderful kids. 

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How to use the STarT Back Screening tool for low back pain
Allied Health February 12th, 2020
How to use the STarT Back Screening tool for low back pain

Outcome measures like the Modified Oswestry are great for assessing progress from one visit to the next based on level of function, so they are measures of progress, not prognosis. For patients with low back pain, there is a quick screening tool that I’d like to introduce to you, the STarT Back Screening Tool.