"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, March 4, 2012

Fear Avoidance Beliefs Are a Learned Behavior

  • "You shouldn't bend you back when you lift things".
  • "Don't work too hard".
  • "Don't go back to the gym until I tell you its safe".
  • And (drum roll please), the most egregious commission of all - "Consult with your physician BEFORE you begin an exercise program".
Are conventional physical therapists in danger of creating what MovNat founder Ewan Corwin calls "zoo humans"?

Watch this 1:32 video and leave a comment. Its pretty impressive.

Maybe physical therapists and their patients could learn from two-year old Steven in the video below some tips for confronting their movement limitations.

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Tim Richardson, PT owns a private practice at Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc in Palmetto, Florida. The clinic website is at MedicalArtsRehab.com.

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Tim has implemented a computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system in his clinic since 2006 that serves as a Reminder, Alerting, Prompting and Predicting CDS using evidence-based tests and measures.

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