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Thursday, 4 August 2011

Back to Basics

 The other day in the clinic, I overheard a physical therapist instructing a patient in a home exercise program to help his neck pain.   The therapist was very clear and concise, and she had the patient perform the exercise to ensure that it was done properly.  She instructed the patient to perform ten repetitions for two sets.
After her instruction, she asked the patient if he had any questions. 
"Just one," he answered.  "What's a set?"
So often we forget that the language we use in the clinic may sound foreign to others who are not familiar with physical therapy or exercise.  We occasionally use terms that are quite familiar to ourselves, but are completely novel to someone else.

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