Having worked in PT clinics for about 5 years, I would often hear conversations between patients and therapists that would go something like this:
PT: Hey Sally, why are you limping?
Patient: My back is hurting
PT: What did you do?
Patient: Well my trainer made me do this one exercise…
PT: (places palm on face and dies a little inside)
And there you have it. Sally’s trainer didn’t fully understand her injury history, and pushed her too hard, too soon. There is obviously a gap in the transition from PT to functional performance. But why the disconnect? Well, we are here to explore how we can bridge that gap!