Whew! It’s been a little too long since our last blog. This is the second of our (hopefully) 10 blogs uncovering myths and misunderstandings that perpetuate physical therapy and other rehab professions. Part 1 is here. Enjoy.
I was confronted right after I posted the first part of this blog series by a friend and colleague who wasn’t too pleased with my take on stretching. So, unlike Donald Trump, I will back off a little, try to explain my “extreme” view and put it into context. Such a large, sweeping topic deserves perhaps a little more nuance than I provided.
Is he wasting his time?
Physical therapy, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, fitness training, and even orthopedic medicine are awash in bad advice and bad science that fuels common practices with no proof of efficacy or effectiveness. Yet these practices continue, almost unchecked, for various reasons.