The folks over at EvidenceinMotion.com hit on an important topic in a January 22nd blog post. In case you don’t know, EIM was developed by a group of Physical Therapists to promote and protect the profession of Physical Therapy. These folks are leaders in the profession and are as passionate as any you will find. Check out their site, the blog, and their networking site — MyPhysicalTherapySpace.com!
A huge problem today (remember my discussions about PT’s identity crisis) is that fact that researchers and clients/patients often throw the term around incorrectly. It’s important that everyone knows that “Physical Therapy” is not a specific treatment. Articles like the one discussed at the EIM blog is a good example of why it’s important to appropriately say PT is a profession.
Oh yeah — it also highlights the importance of subgrouping/classifying patients with LBP for matched interventions that lead to better outcomes.