issued a letter to
the producers of the Dr. Oz Show to express its dissatisfaction with the
show's recent segment on "Cutting-Edge Solutions for Back Pain." In
the letter, APTA President Paul A. Rockar, Jr, PT, DPT, MS, points out that, "While
modalities may be used by physical therapists as part of an overall treatment
plan, the focus of physical therapy treatment for back pain is on
evidence-based exercises to improve strength and flexibility, manual therapy to
improve the mobility of joints and soft tissues, and patient education on ways
to enhance recovery, prevent and relieve pain, and avoid recurrence."
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