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"Physiotherapy generally offers a highly science based approach to clinical practice." WISHFUL THINKING OR TRUTH?
"Physiotherapy generally offers a highly science based approach to clinical practice." This was a recent comment by someone (I presume a physiotherapist) on this blog. It got me thinking - is it true or false? I am in no position to review the entire field of physiotherapy in a blog post. What I will do instead, is list a few alternative therapies often used by physiotherapists. Acupuncture: many physiotherapists seem to love acupuncture. In the UK, for example, they have their own organisations. The AACP is the largest professional body for acupuncture in the UK with a membership of around 6000 chartered physiotherapists, practising medical acupuncture. They state that there is an increasing number of research publications in the UK and worldwide proving the treatment effectiveness of acupuncture when compared to (chemical) medication for example. Applied kinesiology: some physiotherapists offer applied kinesiology. This clinic, for instance, states that applied Kinesiology combines