APTA Responds to 'New York Times' Article
On January 6, the New York Times
ran an article
that sparked great discussion
on the topic of evidence-based practice.
In the article, "Treat Me, but No Tricks Please," Reporter Gina Kolata argues that while some physical therapy has been proven to work, there is a lot of "voodoo."
This article has put the concept of evidence-based practice out in the open, and some physical therapists are happy about that. However, other PTs think the article lacks information about the "unique clinical knowledge and skills of a physical therapist," notes the APTA.
APTA President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD, recently spoke out about the article himself in a letter to the editor of the New York Times.
If you're out of the loop, take a moment to read the links in this post. Then tell us what you think about evidence-based practice, the New York Times article or Dr. Ward's letter.