PRO's have little value when it comes to physiotherapy
Nanivadekar makes a valid point.
Physiotherapy research is poorly funded so it should be no surprise
features in the second division.
That said, all too often studies show that physiotherapy
interventions show little
improvement over doing nothing (or placebo) when looking at a time frame
to 12 months. What these studies fail to recognise is that physiotherapy
meets patient's expectations in the short term (functionally, as well as
Of course chronic conditions recycle. However providing rapid relief
in the early
stages in any cycle is not to be sniffed at.
After all we don't cost the earth.
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