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  • APTA Expresses Dissatisfaction With Dr. Oz Show

    APTA 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."