The Curious Case of Psychologically-Informed Physical Therapy

Physical therapy has a psychosocial element.

I love psychology, but physical therapy has a psychology problem. I’ve already written about how the physical therapy profession should be more willing to embrace psychological research. There are some good explanations of why PTs are slow to adapt their practices to the biopsychosocial model. Many psychological interventions are poorly described, poorly implemented, and even poorly … Read more

Do you have neck pain? Physical therapy can help.

Do you have neck pain? A recent study found that getting physical therapy within 4 weeks of onset of neck pain leads to increased likelihood of reducing pain and disability (Horn et al., 2016). In rehabilitation literature, clinicians and researchers care about what’s called the Minimal Clinically Important Difference (MCID) for health outcomes. For example, … Read more