Podcasts are audio files that are published on the internet on a regular basis so that users can subscribe to them. They are digital files that can be downloaded and listened to using portable devices or on your desktop. Free software makes it easy to subscribe to podcasts using RSS feeds for playback on portable media players and personal computers. It is the subscription feature that makes a podcast so powerful as a form of social media. People have long been able to upload audio content to the web, but the subscription feature means that people can build regular audiences and communities around their shows. It effectively puts private individuals or brands on a level playing field with traditional media organisations when it comes to competing for people’s attention with audiovisual content online. Podcasts are part of a shift in media consumption patterns, which increasingly sees people watching or listening to content when and where it suits them.
Did you know about Physical Therapy Journal’s regular podcasts? At PTJ Podcast Central you can listen to audio versions of abstracts the have been recently published in their journal. The Bottom Line features clinical summaries that translate study findings for application to practice. In an article published in the March 2013 issue of PTJ, Ankle Joint Mobilization Affects Postoperative Pain Through Peripheral and Central Adenosine A1 Receptors, Daniel Martins and colleagues found that ankle joint mobilization decreased postoperative mechanical hyperalgesia in mice and that this effect was prevented by treatment of the mice with caffeine. In this podcast, 3 of the authors of the study–Daniel Martins, Leidiane Mazzardo-Martins, and Adair Santos–join moderator Kathleen Sluka and Joel Bialosky to discuss the study findings as well as the benefits and pitfalls of using animal models of pain. The group also discusses how the outcomes of studies of animal models can be translated into human studies.
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