By: Richard Hubler, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

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

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