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June 2013 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

‘Useless. Totally Useless'
by Dean Metz
Last week, I watched the four-part video series on the ADVANCE website where Paul Rockar Jr., PT, DPT, MS, and current APTA president, talks about the challenges facing the profession. He is spot on, in my opinion, and a reasonable, rationale voice in Read More...
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Telephonic Physical Therapy... the Notion Persists and Grows
by Dean Metz
I've written before about the trend in the UK towards triaging all and treating some patients with musculoskeletal complaints over the telephone. I've been very skeptical of this approach to the problem of access to PT services. By its very definition, Read More...
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The Popular Press Should Keep us Well Employed
by Dean Metz
A few months back I blogged about how Gretchen Reynolds, the New York Times fitness writer, was doing a job that might be better done by a physical therapist . I've been reading her column fairly regularly and the responses from other readers are often Read More...
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Only So Much Water in the Pool
by Dean Metz
A report from the Commonwealth Fund was just highlighted in the press. It's a remarkable comparison of healthcare costs between developed nations. It shouldn't be surprising that the United States spent more on health care per capita than any other developed 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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