Monthly Archives: January 2010

Rehabilitation Concepts

01/14/10

Globe and Mail article

An article titled “Some physical therapy may be a stretch” by Gina Kolata in the Globe & Mail published January 8th, 2010, refers to some of the misconception and impediments in the rehabilitation industry today.

First of all, one must remember that nature cures most medical problems given time and rest. For this reason, when any therapy is applied coincidentally, the credit is generally attributed to the treatment, which may be totally erroneous.

Additionally, the economic equation all too frequently encroaches on matters and dictates the type of therapy applied, whether appropriate or not. The gatekeepers who generally restrict prompt initiation of treatment, the selection of the correct treatment, increase costs, negatively impact results and are increasingly intrusive in the healing process.

At this time in my practice, I see approximately fifty new patients each week, many with acute sports injuries and/or chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Most have been subjected to prolonged courses of ineffective therapy, but are forced continue the course imposed by insurance carriers and other influences, non-relevant from the medical perspective.

It must be understood that success can be best achieved if all irrelevancies are eliminated. The focus should always be on establishing a correct diagnosis and the prompt institution of treatment that provides a curative effect.

In our organization over the past twenty years, we have utilized Laser Therapy with appropriately engineered delivery systems, along with scientifically developed protocols that are effective in the rehabilitation process as the basic therapeutic platform. This approach invariably achieves optimal clinical outcomes. Health care professionals, please take note!