Me too……. (Thanks Adam for articulating – again!)
I often get accused of not being a ‘proper’ physiotherapist. Many call me a glorified personal trainer in some misguided, delusional, laughable belief that this is an insult to me. Many think that because I don’t use manual therapy, or electrotherapy, or dry needling, or taping, or any other crappy adjunct to help people in pain or with disability, preferring to use education and exercisethat I am not fit to call myself a true physio.
This makes me both laugh and cry at the same time. First it makes me laugh that many physios have the arrongant belief that personal trainers are beneath them and to call a physio one is somehow an insult. Even though personal training is an unregulated profession and anyone can claim to be one from the snot nosed teenager with a shitty weekend course, to the highly experienced and qualified ex-pro-athlete, most physios could…
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