As many of your know, I hold a role within the APTA as an Editorial Board Member for MoveForwardPT.com . In this role, I have had the opportunity to write, edit and manage some of the content that is being provided to the consumers of our care.
My current project: I am currently editing and updating the consumer book on LBP entitled, “Low Back Pain: Management and Prevention” (please note: the book linked is the original). LBP is the number one reason someone seeks our care and we should be the leaders in providing relevant & accurate information regarding the best practice and management of this condition.
My Challenge to You: I would like to hear from the readers of this site (licensed Physical Therapists) about your overall view of this guide. Is it still relevant to your practice? Is it relevant to the best evidence for the care of this condition? Is this the information we should be providing to consumers? If no, what should we be recommending and provide some citations to support.
The audience: Your patients. What should they know about this condition? What should they expect from us?
My Rules: Let’s discuss ideas/concepts; not individuals. As the editor of this piece, I will ultimately be making the final decisions of this guide. That stated, you guys know your stuff. Assist me in getting relevant information to the consumer.
-Joseph Brence, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, DAC