By: Richard Hubler, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
- Be enthusiastic and encouraging.
- Demonstrate empathy (not sympathy) with your patients.
- Be confident and a good communicator.
- Know and/or review your muscles and anatomy for the best exercise prescription.
- Treat your patient like how you would want your family member treated.
- The experts do the basic things very well.
- Motion is lotion.
- Apply the least amount of force for the most possible gain. You don’t need to crush a joint mobilization every time.
- Remember to use soft therapeutic hands during palpation and mobilizations.
- Remember to look up and down the chain at other joints for possible regional relationships to the dysfunction.
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