"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Physical Therapy Technology

Physical Therapy Diagnosis blog uses technology such as blogs, YouTube videos, Google AdWords and AdSense and Web 2.0 in general to drive home the message that Physical Therapy Diagnosis is simple and easy.

Every Physical Therapist should perform Physical Therapy Diagnosis using skills learned in our entry-level program (BS, MS or DPT).

One physical therapist, Mark Schwall, uses technology in general to improve our lives and our businesses at his website at Tech4PT.com .

In Mark's words...

"TECH4PT.com is dedicated to informing and educating Physical Therapists and anybody else with an interest in utilization of technology to improve their personal lives, business productivity and the visibility of their practices through leveraging the power of availability of technology and the Internet ."

Technology is not usually found in physical therapy education curricula. Technology is also usually not in the skill set of the physical therapist - just look at the low acceptance of 'paperless' or electronic medical records in small outpatient physical therapist offices.

I congratulate Mark on his new website.

I also challenge Mark to find meaningful and useful ways to help physical therapists improve our patients lives through the power and the wonder of technology.


  1. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  2. Thanks,

    I've found the process of researching my blog posts very educational. Also, the feedback I get (good and bad) helps keep me sharp.

    Physical therapy literature is immense, but finite. Eventually, I begin to sound like I know what I'm talking about.

    If you have any suggestions or questions that you would like to see posted on the blog please let me know.


  3. physicaltherapydiagnosis.blogspot.com; You saved my day again.

  4. Nice blog on Medical Science


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