Do you believe spinal manipulation can help your patients? Do you want to be able to effectively utilize it as one of the tools in treating? Whatever level you’re practicing or studying physical therapy at, if you’re located in the state of Washington, you’re likely well aware of the importance of endorsement when it comes to spinal manipulation. But there are a lot of details to navigate here. And we want to help.
For this week's PT Profile, we're excited to welcome to Karen Litzy. Karen graduated from Misericordia University with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy in 1997 and in 2014 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She's the owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, a concierge physical therapy practice in New York City, host of the podcast Healthy Wealthy & Smart and co-host of the web series #sipswJerLarKar.
A friend experiencing neck pain recently called around to find a physical therapist who would see her. She had been to PT before and knew how much it would help. But because she was seeking out PT directly, without first going to a doctor, clinic after clinic turned her away. One said "we're not doctors, we can't diagnose" while another said flatly "we don't treat without a referral." Needless to say she was frustrated. She didn't have the time to coordinate two different appointments, and since her pain was pretty bad, she wanted to get care right away.