Interview with a Physical TherapistApr 20, 2021
Interdisciplinary collaboration is SO important in primary care. It’s a tragedy when we’re each rockstars in our own bubble of a profession, but aren’t collaborating or communicating enough to fully understand what each profession actually does.
I’m absolutely obsessed with physical therapy, and it’s a HUGE key to success for patients with musculoskeletal complaints in primary care-- but I didn’t really see how it worked on the other side until I was a patient myself.
What NPs Need to Know About Physical Therapy
In this week’s video, I’m interviewing Stephanie who’s been a physical therapist for 10 years, and we’re answering questions from the email list about physical therapy. We cover:
✅ What physical therapy is and how they can help patients
✅ Who’s a good candidate (or not) and what patients should go that aren’t being referred
✅ The role of imaging before sending to physical therapy
✅ How to manage cost/time/insurance concerns patients have
✅ What we can do in primary care to counsel patients and prepare them to set them up for success with a physical therapist so they can finally feel better
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