Ok. Have a patient with Cervical stenosis. Congenitally narrow and absolute. Had neuro-surg consult and as of yet no myelopathy. Occasionally has random arm paresthesia. EMG normal. At this point he does well with passive modalities (interferrential, US, etc.), Myofascial/Active Release and Graston therapy, Stretching. I have seen in the literature that spinal manip can rarely cause myelopathy if stenosis present so am reluctant to perform. Any other ideas. I am open.You can either click on <a href=http://www.novachiro.com/>Chiropractor in Northern Virginia</a> or go directly tohttp://www.novachiro.com.
You know, just because you participate in a physical therapy discussion forum doesn't give you an exemption from compliance with the VA State PT Practice Act through your use of the protected term "physical therapy" on your website.
Don't bother thanking me for the savings in legal fees.
Joined: April 20, 2005
Just caught up with this discussion. I agree to the "foul" call on "Dr." Ratcliffe. I love 2 things about his website, however:
1. I can't resist a chiro in scrubs 2. The pic of him pointing at the diagnostic on the light box looks like he's playing a game of "Where's Waldo". Thought bubble = "Oh yeah, you definitely has subluxation; I can tell by the picture".
Well he does have board certification in Advanced Rehabilitation (sense the sarcasm). I wonder what the backlash would be if PT's advertised that they provide chiropractic care (not that we would)? How would that go over? I bet "Dr" Ratcliffe would be just a little bit opposed to the notion.
Joined: February 19, 2004
Good grief, I step in for a while and find this.
Advertising, misspellings and hyperbole come as a package.
As for the potential Board issues, if true, I think some excellent advice has been given here. If your Board disallows it, please reconsider your assertions. Nobody wants to see anyone get into trouble.