Are physical therapists (ready) to be the Experts in Human Movement?
The APTA adopted a new vision statement that basically wants us Physical Therapists to become the expert in the Human Movement System.
This is a lofty goal. Our profession is looking for a way to brand ourselves, to find our identity. Ask 10 different people what Physical Therapy is and you likely get 10 different answers.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Physical Therapists should be first choice for any one with musculoskeletal problems. A referral from a physician should not be needed. Some states have better “Direct Access” than others, but we still have a long way to go.
McKenzie and FMS have made great progress in using a standardized approach to Assessment. I have used both of these as part of my approach that is based on Evidence