3/17/07

Super Post

Tracy Fober has a great post on her blog http://ironmaven.blogspot.com/ about physical therapists. I was struck with similar thoughts when I was speaking at the Great lakes Athletic Trainers Conference (GLATA). When I looked at the program I was struck by the fact the ATC’s were trying to become PT’s and the PT’s are trying to become MD’s. Where is all this going? Have we lost sight of the big picture here?

4 Comments:

At 3/18/07, 9:35 AM, Blogger KP said...

Would love to hear more about your experience at GLATA, and your thoughts/opinions of this based on your interaction with both athletic trainers and physical therapists.

 
At 3/19/07, 11:00 AM, Anonymous Mark Crabtree said...

I don't think it as much that ATC's want to become P.T.'s, but as a profession ATC's sure would like to be able to bill an insurance company for services rendered. Having that ability would raise earning potential.

Mark Crabtree MS,ATC,CSCS

 
At 3/19/07, 11:28 AM, Blogger bababooey said...

Would any chiropractors like to comment on the new P.T. emphasis on manual therapy? Up here in NJ they really have their thumbs down on the AT's and DC's. Very powerful lobby, maybe stronger than the AMA. It may seem like A.T.'s want to be P.T.'s, but we're just trying to survive!

 
At 3/19/07, 4:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Along the same subject line, I find M.D's and chiropractors in my area who are giving advice that should be left to a R.D.

Kevin

 

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