Joining this interesting discussion late and I am aware of this Statement by APA , Not sure - how many of you have actually read the statement that reads below :
The APA list of recommendations is as below - Extracted from its WEBSITE - pls read 5 below - that says work AVOID ... not BAN or Dump ... Interesting - how words are TWISTED as discussions go along. ANYWAY - Making such BROAD Statement by APA - is not justifiable ..? It is SAD to see - how little emphasis is given to EPA in AUSTRALIA - My daughter just graduated from a Leading Aussie Univ with Bachelor of PT - and when I asked bout how much of EPA they cover - I was shocked..........
BELOW FROM APA Website : 1.Don’t request imaging for patients with non-specific low back pain and no indicators of a serious cause for low back pain 2.Don’t request imaging of the cervical spine in trauma patients, unless indicated by a validated decision rule
- Don’t request imaging for acute ankle trauma unless indicated by the Ottawa Ankle Rules (localised bone tenderness or inability to weight-bear as defined in the Rules)
- Don't routinely use incentive spirometry after upper abdominal and cardiac surgery
- Avoid using electrotherapy modalities in the management of patients with low back pain
- Don’t provide ongoing manual therapy for patients with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder