Joined: August 25, 2000
Read this in the ADVANCE, which caught my attention.
"Two New York orthopedic surgeons have developed a DVD series to help individuals do physical theraoy on their own. The Knee, Home Rehabilitation Series DVD targets people who are too busy to attend regular treatment sessions. It was created by James Capozzi, PT and Mark Klion, a clinical instructor in the department of orthopedics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On the DVDm Klion instructs viewers, who rank themselves beginners, intermediate or advanced on rehab techniques. Klion and Cappozi plan to make more DVDs on the back and the shoulder. For more information, visit www.spinervals.com"
Do them on their own? Is this the right thing for "busy" individuals?
The concept of 'selling' PT on a DVD certainly is not appealing to our profession. However, using state of the art media to get someone to exercise may have some merits. Of course, there will have to be much care regarding liability - sending a patient with a recent ACL repair home with a DVD of exercises is asking for trouble.
But is it reasonable to have a general home exercise program on DVD? I know there are many exercise DVDs available, but are there any that are endorsed or made by physical therapist? If so, for what part of the population? Young athletes, seniors, middle age, wheelchair, amputee, stroke, other neuro, etc?
Is the DVD exercise video simply a way to pad the bottom line for the PT business or can we capture some of the exercise market with our version of exercises that could promote improved health?
Very interesting thread! There is no question that there is no replacement for hands on PT. However, I do have a patient population that can't afford or live too far from a PT clinic. I've been wondering about using some sort of online media or DVD that can give some basic instructions. Any out there? Recommendations?