Magee orthopedic physical assessment is one of many medical texts that chiropractors use to supplement their own resources.
Have you ever been faced with the rather embarrassing situation when another doctor tells you that he finds this this or that orthopedic test very useful, and you have no idea what it is?
Magee's book is where you will find it. That's guaranteed.
Professor Magee lectures in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Magee orthopedic physical assessment is one of many excellent medical texts that chiropractors use in making their differential diagnoses.
Chiropractic books, and medical ones too, are what help us get the diagnosis right.
What if medicine admits that a review of the NHS acknowledges that they get less than 50 percent of diagnosis right? The correct assessment of the cause of pain will certain affect our treatment and make it more effective.
It was to Magee orthopedic physical assessment that I turned when an intern asked me about Clarke's test. I doubt Dr Clark had proclaimed his famous test when I trained, but in any event I had never heard of him or his famous test. Today barely a day goes by when I do not use this excellent procedure;
Clarkes test is also known as the Patellar Grind Test.
What I would add to Professor Magee's paragraph is: Do this test very gently. When positive it can be extremely painful, and can aggravate the condition.
Thank you Professor Magee for a supremely excellent text.
Many insurance companies now only pay for physical therapists to provide a chiropractic adjustment; that's in the face of powerful research proving that inclusion of DCs to perform their own technique would save them a good deal of money. One has to conclude that political medicine has gone off on another tack to contain our profession.
It's being successful with some doctors of chiropractic quitting. Others become involved in some dodgy practices, like demanding that patients sign up for a whole year of treatment in advance, in order to stay in business.
In recessionary times, the going is tough when the insurance won't pay.
Is the day approaching for a new Wilk versus the AMA and the insurance companies?
The chiropractic profession has tried hard to stay on the moral high ground; those who stoop to unscrupulous practices need to be exposed and disciplined if we are not to stoop to the low blows that medicine has often resorted to contain and eliminate us.