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March 2011 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

by Dean Metz
If you're expecting a blog post about how to adjust the lumbar spine, I'm sorry to disappoint you. No, this post is about something more distasteful than the "million-dollar roll" that keeps so many chiropractors in business. The CSP published an interesting Read More...
Any Willing Provider
by Dean Metz
A dramatic change is coming to the British health system. Once the General Practitioners' Consortia (GPs) take over commissioning services for the patients in their catchment areas, they can purchase services from "any willing provider." Currently private Read More...
PT and Telehealth
by Dean Metz
In the latest edition of Physiotherapy , there is an article about "PhysioDirect." This is a program designed to improve access and quality of care by decreasing wait times for physiotherapy. Essentially it is physiotherapy by telephone. Patients call Read More...
Just a PT
by Dean Metz
I arrived at the patient's home to be greeted by his wife. "Hiya, alright?" (Typical Geordie greeting, which I've adopted.) "Eeeee, sorry pet, he's feelin' poorly today like. I tried to give you a bell but I didn't have your number." "Just as well I'm Read More...
Worries, Fears and the Rocking Chair
by Dean Metz
I have heard it said that worry and fear are similar to sitting in a rocking chair. You put a fair amount of energy into it, but it doesn't really get you anywhere. Two-and-a-half years ago, I was sitting on a park bench in Brooklyn Heights with my friend, Read More...


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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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