Ep. 047 | Demonization of Manual Therapy | Chad Cook

Physiotutors Podcast

10-12-2022 • 40 mins

In this episode we will talk about the demonization of and the future of manual therapy with Chad Cook. Chad is physiotherapist, a professor at Duke University and a clinical researcher who has published over 330 peer-reviewed papers. One of the latest papers he has published is called “The Demonization of manual therapy” where he evaluated common critique on manual therapy based on the current literature.

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Content:

00:00:00 - 00:01:46 : Introduction

00:01:46 - 00:02:48 : Chad's definition of MT

00:02:53 - 00:04:54 : The Pendulum has swung too far

00:04:55 - 00:07:20 : How is MT different from other modalities?

00:07:25 - 00:09:04 : Does hypomobility assessment still have a place?

00:09:05 - 00:10:26 : Do we need to be specific with MT?

00:10:28 - 00:13:44 : How to know when to use MT in a patient

00:13:48 - 00:16:37 : Is the cost of current MT education justified?

00:16:40 - 00:21:31 : Time to embrace the placebo effect?

00:21:34 - 00:24:42 : The biggest critique on MT

00:24:44 - 00:26:11 : Are we sending the wrong message to patients?

00:26:14 - 00:32:10 : The value of Costs vs. Patient Satisfaction

00:32:16 - 00:36:05 : How MT education needs to change

00:36:06 - 00:39:24 : The future of MT

00:39:25 - 00:40:34 : Outro

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