As usual another issue packed with thought provoking, and interesting information. I have just received the Spring issue and working hard to keep the flow of information timely. Many a probably way ahead of me and have already read this issue. I would love to hear your comments. The major feature is posters and platforms from CSM. Many good research projects are represented. I am looking forward to the full papers.
The editorial is on ambiguity and the use of treatments that (in the editor’s opinion) are not evidence based such as visceral mobilization and craniosacral therapy. I certainly cannot argue with the lack of evidence in these particular areas (and others in women’s health). And I would suggest therapist continue to PUBLISH some level of evidence on these treatments. In addition I think that only providing treatments that have been fully studied will limit patient success. They did not stop using penicillin just because they did not understand how it works. I believe some of my patients fail orthopedic PT because the therapist only considered treatments with extensive evidence. My treatment includes some of those treatments and often results in success when others fail. Certainly I would not charge insurance and keep seeing the patient if my treatments were not changing their symptoms – whether I am using evidence based treatments or those with less evidence. Variety is good.