Shakira said it best: “Hip’s don't lie.” It's important to recognize that prolonged attempts to increase range of motion without improvement may be your anatomic reality (and the difference between squatting “ass to grass,” and not being able to go below parallel).
The deadlift is often criticized as a dangerous exercise that simply leads to injury, when in fact it's a basic human movement that is underutilized in rehab settings.
In Part 1: Coordinated Care Delivered by Clinicians and Physical Therapists, we discussed the factors that have contributed to this crisis and the first step in a multi-pronged approach to address the issue. In particular, we proposed establishing closer ties between clinicians and PTs to deliver coordinated care to patients who could be treated for their condition (e.g. lower back pain, hip or knee osteoarthritis, and fibromyalgia) by physical therapy instead of painkillers.
In this blog, we discuss two additional components of the solution – adherence and data visibility.
Healthcare providers, we are in the middle of a serious opioid epidemic. It’s a crisis that impacts providers in every setting and demands action from everyone. Research estimates that four out of five heroin users start by misusing prescription painkillers.
Between appointments PTs have become accustomed to the phrase “no news is good news.” The manual therapy you provide for a patient is often negated by the patient’s inability to recall how they responded to the specific treatment.