Letter

Manual therapy is component of physiotherapy

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7411.395 (Published 14 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:395
  1. Deanne M Quartermaine (deanne.quartermaine@northglasgow.scot.nhs.uk), senior physiotherapist,
  2. Graham MacGregor, senior physiotherapist
  1. Physiotherapy Outpatient Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER

    EDITOR—The paper by Korthals-de Bos et al on the cost effectiveness of physiotherapy, manual therapy, and general practitioner care for neck pain gave the impression that physiotherapists are less effective and more costly than manual therapists in treating neck pain.1

    In the United Kingdom manual therapy is a fundamental and integral component …

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