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*NOTE* About physical therapists on this message board

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I did a casual survey and the physical therapists, on average, come to this message board and answer questions every 5 days. Also, over 78% of the questions posted to this board have never been answered. Of the 22% of questions that were answered, about half of those contained generic advice from the physical therapists such as “see a doctor”.
It would seem that this message board was a great idea in theory, but those seeking specific answers should not put too much stock in either:A.) Receiving an answer, Or B.) Expecting substantial advice.


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    May PT

    9 10

    As a PT not officialy affiliated with this website, I agree that the founding therapist is slow with replies, if at all. Also, in regards to the “generic” answers as to see a doctor, it’s very difficult to assess a person via this medium as we must do special testing, palpation, strength testing, view function mobility, etc. So, we are not getting the complete history of a person to give accurate information in regards to treatment. Your right, in theory this sort of thing sounded good, but in the practical it falls short of it’s intent. And you have way to much time on your hands.

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    9 10

    >”And you have way to much time on your hands”Or maybe you do. Sholdn’t you be attending to a patient or something?

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    9 10

    I really appreciate knowing what others are going through and reading some really good and informative information. If I wanted a personalized answer I wouldn’t complain about this great service I would spend the time (and money) to go see a P.T. in person.

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    : It would seem that this message board was a great idea in theory, but those seeking specific answers should not put too much stock in either:: A.) Receiving an answer, : Or : B.) Expecting substantial advice.If you really need a response try emailing the PT at his office email address.

    May PT

    9 10

    : I do some of this on my lunch break just trying to help some folks out.

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