Do You Really Have the Only, Right, or Best Evidence-Based Approach to Treat Your Patients?
You start a new job in a physical therapy clinic that specializes in treating patients with low back pain. You are excited. The clinicians you will work with in the clinic are board-certified specialists, fellowship trained, and are actively involved in clinical research. The clinic uses different treatment systems to classify patients and match those patients with the best treatment options. Your colleagues enthusiastically report that they are attaining excellent results, yet you notice that they do not appear to be reassessing their patient’s impairments within and between treatment sessions. You ask one of your colleagues, ‘What is the evidence supporting your treatment system that makes it better than other treatment approaches?’ The next day you receive eight references that support the use of the treatment approach and you thank your colleague for their assistance.
Riley, S. P., Petrosino, C., & Cleland, J. A. (2020). Do you really have the only, right, or best evidence-based approach to treat your patients?. The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 28(5), 251–253. https://doi.org/10.1080/10669817.2020.1847413
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