The link to this story came across my desk this morning (courtesy of EIM’s Evidence Express) and thought you ought to see this "little used, unusual form of physical therapy" guaranteed to relieve chronic pain. Yes, thats right: a silver bullet that immediately relieves chronic pain. The reason is because it actually treats the cause of pain……tension (of course everyone should know that by now).
I have seen PTs in exhibit halls at various professional meetings literally flock to see this "break-through" treatment. But, as we see and hear in the video, the only way you know it works is to try it yourself.
Now, there may be something to this. However, at this point I still don’t know what conditions or syndromes it is indicated for, who is said to benefit, and whether or not it is effective (I haven’t tried it yet). A nice start would be to at least be able to read a case study in a reputable journal describing the intervention and associated outcomes (seriously, let me know if one is available). Right now all I can tell is that there is a "whole lot of shaking going on". Despite that, I bet you will still see some PTs flocking to demonstrations, jumping on the PRRT bandwagon and patients paying out of pocket for it. However, I wonder if insurers are really paying for this (as stated).
We have a long way to go.