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Objective physical therapy assessment

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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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