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Objective physical therapy assessment


Alright, where were we? Ah yes, I was chatting to handsome Brad about his knee injury and now it’s time to test it out! We are going into the objective assessment!

The tests that I use to determine a diagnosis were all created many years ago by physio legends. They are designed so that any physio can use them on a particular patient and come to the same conclusion. For example, if I perform the McMurray test (which assesses meniscus injuries) on Brad and it turns out positive, my coworker should get the same result using the same test. Folks, this is known as having high inter-rater reliability. And that’s a good thing! It should not matter who examined Brad – whether it is myself, my coworker, or another physio in another country – we should all come to the same diagnosis.

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So… What is physio anyway?


In a nutshell, physiotherapy is the assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries!In order to prevent you from falling asleep in bed and potentially hurting yourself as you drop your iPad on your face, I am going to split this post into a few segments. There is a lot behind physio and how it works. The last thing I want to do is lull you into a coma with a massive monologue.

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