Integrating Manual Therapy and Patient Education: Transform Passive Care into Active Care
Integrating Manual Therapy and Patient Education: Transform Passive Care into Active Care

JuLY 9, 2020 | 2 MIN ReaD

Integrating Manual Therapy and Patient Education: Transform Passive Care into Active Care

How many visits do you typically have with each patient? Do your patients feel amazed at your magic hands and treatments, feeling better after they see you, only to return in a few weeks with the same issue?

You and your patients can attest to the success of your treatments. We are not questioning your success; your treatments definitely work! So which treatment do you practice: Manipulation? Mobilization? Soft tissue work? Mulligan Technique? Traditional joint mobilization? A combination of treatments? One might seem better than the others, however, it has been shown that in the long term, all these treatments have an equal rate of effectiveness.

Passive vs. Active Care

Let’s talk a bit more about the care we provide: Passive care and active care. Do you provide both, or do you tend to favour one over the other?

Current evidence in the field of physical therapy dictates that the results of passive care alone are transient and should not be relied upon as the sole method of treatment for a patient. Active care, such as exercise programs, education, and stretching allows us to keep the patient treating themselves and ultimately feeling much better in the long-term. Physical therapy and patient education is a two-way interaction!

If you would like to learn more about how to get your patients more empowered and involved in their own treatments, so they can ultimately feel better and have long-lasting results, we invite you to join us on July 16, 2020 at 7:30pm (EDT) for a free one-hour webinar with Embodia, lead by Dr. Erson Religioso III, DPT, FAAOMPT, founder of The Eclectic Approach and Modern Manual Therapy.

This webinar is limited to the first 500 clinicians who register. These live webinars always fill up fast, so if you are interested, please be sure to register to reserve your spot.

Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

• Explain why the effects of manual therapy are neurophysiologic rather than mechanical.

• Use the Recovery Timeline Concept to help a patient understand their role in recovery.

• Simplify the home exercise program and use repeated motions at the correct therapeutic dose.

• Add two (2) simple things to the home program to further enhance recovery.

– Get your patients more empowered and involved in their own treatments –

Written by: Nataliya Zlotnikov,
Embodia Content Writer
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