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The other day I released an article entitled 10 Critical Principles Physical Therapists Need to Know about Crossfit for Successful Rehabilitation. I admit, I was a bit ticked off from so many therapists judging me for wearing crossfit t-shirts (Please don’t tell me you do that, blah blah etc etc.). A lot of that was written because I was just plain peeved about it.
I’m happy with the message that was sent but in honesty, I think it did backfire some. I had some smart therapist friends who had their patients come in with a copy of my article with the idea that their therapists were incompetent and didn’t understand their unique needs as a patient. I really didn’t mean to give this notion nor do I believe this in any way. Most physical therapists hold a doctorate level education and work all day everyday getting people out of pain. They’re good at what they do and deservedly so. I think the article pushed some patients to lose any and all faith in their therapists and I didn’t mean to do that.
What I think IS a more fair assumption is that our two professions just don’t know each other well enough. As a trainer/coach, when was the last time you called your patient’s therapist or doctor to ask about specific advice on what your client should and shouldn’t do? As a therapist do you regularly speak with your patient’s coaches/trainers to see how they are progressing back to their sport and recommend ways to ease back? I believe that if we understood each other’s roles better there would be much less animosity and more importantly, better patient/client outcomes. Here are my top five reasons that therapists and trainers should talk more.
1) Ignorance Breeds Misinformation and Hostility
It’s easy …read more
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The bench press may be everyone’s favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better. …read more