Friday, May 9, 2008



Isn't the internet great? Now you can receive consultations for sacroiliac pain over the phone. While I agree general advice can be delivered via telecommunications (especially with an established patient) it seems to be a stretch to do the same for low back/SI pain. As PT's our greatest tools are our hands and our minds. Seems this patient care approach is eliminating 1/2 of those tools. What do you think?


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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is your opinion of chiropractic?

Jason L. Harris, PT, DPT said...

It's a good choice for conservative care of musculoskeletal condition of the spine.

Be wary of the chiropractor that tries to convince back cracking can do more.

gueorgui said...

hey jason,
i think the whole thing is to get the patient on the phone and talk to them. Make them feel comfortible and make them believe you can help, then bring them in. its just a marketing thing, but i don't know how effective... time will tell.
as far as if it is effecting in reducing the pain...it's just as effective as telling somebody to try ice or heat on there, and to avoid activities that increase the pain.

Allan Besselink, PT, Dip.MDT said...

Jason -

If one of the great benefits of our profession is the problem solving and communication skills we have, then I think that there may in fact be many ways to provide this to a patient. In the technological era that we are in, with some many ways to communicate, I think our profession is barely scratching the surface of what is possible.

Good work on your site.

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