Joined: May 11, 2004
jbird... since you are kind of jumping into this site, let me gently hold your hand and explain the "case presentation" area in medical complexity. In this area, there are two types of postings that occur. 1) those that want to pretend and use their thinking caps to learn a bit about differential diagnosis in particular in a scenario that a therapist is practicing with full direct access and 2) those that want to argue that physical therapists can't diagnose and can't order diagnostic tests, so what's the point of thinking outside of our practice acts and why is Wags posting scenarios that don't pertain to physical therapy.
I don't believe Buddy does gynecological exams... but Buddy was basically replying that if he were an ER physician, this is what he might do.
I guess you have to choose... will you choose to see the particular presentation as something fun in which you might learn something and through the process learn to keep the processes and the situations in your head in the event that a patient in front of you may have some presentation that technically you can't or shouldn't treat OR will you choose to instigate arguments, ruffle feathers and potentially have others become defensive?
Joined: May 3, 2006
My question was an honest one. In some states DC's can do GYN exams, sutures and deliver babies.
Personally I enjoy Doc Wagners postings and I am not here to ruffle feathers. IMO I think it is advantageous for PT's to get this type of exposure although I do understand and respect Sean's views as well. As a DC, I explore different areas out of my scope and I do not think it does any harm, in fact I believe it is a benefit to myself and patients. It also helps me to communicate better with other health professionals.