"...a good physical therapist is...more valuable than a horde of chiropractors."
Posted Sep 14 2008 4:39pm
The very popular Science Blogs network had a surgeon check in with those very words included in his commentary of a very recent ruling in NJ that limited the scope of chiropractors. I often find that good surgeons are often physical therapy's greatest fans. I'm glad for the positive press, although sad for that woman's knee!
Alternatively, the NJ APTA may need some help soon. Included in this same article is information that the chiropractic association is in the midst of some intense lobbying to have their practice act altered during the next legislative session. I would think with a court ruling behind them, the NJAPTA's task might have just gotten a little easier. Either way, any NJ readers out there: Join Up!
Finally, I must point out that not all of the chiropractors in New Jersey must have heard about the AAOMPT's slogan of, "You've got drugs, you've got surgery, or you've got us." A chiropractor quoted in one of the above articles seems to have left something out:
"...patients who once were helped by less costly chiropractic treatmentshave no choice but to turn to more costly injections and surgeries."