The case against Evidence Based Practice

Over the last decade, the physical therapy profession has been consumed with evidence based practice. This is likely derived from an inferiority complex when comparing themselves to physicians and chiropractors. Those who determine the direction of physical therapy in the U.S. decided that better letters after a therapist’s name and a focus limited to what […]

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Managing patient expectations

The general population assumes that the location of the pain IS the location of the problem. But most manual therapists know that, often times, the painful region is not the site of dysfunction. The painful area is usually the area that could not adapt well to dysfunction elsewhere. It is the victim but not the […]

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Where have all the osteopaths gone?

These days in the U.S., people often don’t know what an osteopath is(or was). This is because they are rare indeed. Certainly many Doctors of Osteopathy(D.O.) come out of schools every year. Probably more than ever before, but are they osteopaths as we used to know of them? Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO was the […]

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Understanding Pain

One general way to define Chronic pain is: pain that continues past 12 weeks, or beyond the time that it takes tissue to heal from an injury. It can be called ‘unresolved’ pain because the pain persists after the injury(if there was an injury) has healed. There are several reasons for this that are amenable to […]

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