Online courses have been around for quite some time, yet are often overlooked by manual therapists because of their poor marketing. Some therapists don’t trust them while others simply don’t know they exist. Using both internal and outside references, we’ve managed to collect some of the most common “facts” abut Online Learning and compile them into a list.
As most therapists know, the things patients do in a clinic is only half of what they need for recovery. Proper at-home exercises are often the key to success, and so the quickest recoveries require a well thought-out plan and lots of cooperation.
Unfortunately, many patients fall off the bandwagon with their exercises. 65% of physiotherapy patients lack adherence to their prescribed home exercise programs.
A famous study explored factors such as time consumption of the exercises, exercise complexity, effects of the exercise, and the care provider’s style at delivering explanations of the exercises as factors in patient participation. Here are some of their key findings: