Date of Award
Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
Physical Therapy -- methods
Manual therapy, though clinically valuable, lacks published research to support efficacy. The purpose of this project was to survey therapists in the U.S. who use manual therapy · in their clinical practice. Methods: All orthopedic clinical specialists (OCS) in the United States (n=325) as recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association's 1993 Directory of Clinical Specialists were sent a survey that contained questions regarding demographics, frequency of documentation, and items included in documentation. . The information gained through the survey questions were analyzed for descriptive trends. Results: There was a 45% response rate. Majority of the respondents indicated they were male; worked in a private practice or outpatient setting, and chose Maitland as a theoretical construct. Discussion/Conclusion: The literature review .served the purpose of identifying items that should be included in documentation.. The survey displayed the lack of clear, thorough documentation in the clinical setting.
Danielsen, Kimo, "A Survey: The Documentation of Manual Therapy" (1995). Physical Therapy Scholarly Projects. 108.