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Physical Therapy for Symptoms and Diagnoses

NOMINATED TOPIC | August 27, 2018
Describe your topic.
For patients with musculoskeletal issues, which types of physical therapy are better than others for improvements in symptoms and diagnoses? (e.g., functional manual therapy, counterstrain, etc.)
Describe why this topic is important.
People often turn to opioids, surgery, etc, unnecessarily, because they received poor physical therapy/their doctor jumped right to less conservative interventions. They need guidance on which PT is good.
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Personal experience
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Page last reviewed March 2019
Page originally created August 2018

Internet Citation: Physical Therapy for Symptoms and Diagnoses. Content last reviewed March 2019. Effective Health Care Program, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
https://effectivehealthcare.ahrq.gov/get-involved/nominated-topics/topic-nomination-31804

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