This interview features a panel of guests from the Rusk Lumbar Spine Symposium. Four of the participants are from the NYU Langone Medical Center. They are: Dr. Michael D’Agati--Clinical Specialist of Physical Therapy, he is the current Chair of the NYU Rusk Physical Therapy Research Committee. Board Certified in Orthopedics, he is pursuing a second doctorate from Rutgers University. Dr. Mia Palazzo-- Program Manager, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Sport Performance Center, is Board Certified in Orthopedics. Her doctorate is from Temple University. Dr. James Koo-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, also is Board Certified in Orthopedics. His doctorate is from New York University. Dr. William Oswald-- Supervisor of Physical Therapy, received a diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute International. Guest faculty Dr. Chad Cook-- Program Director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University, is a recent winner of the top educator award for the American Physical Therapy Association. His doctorate is from Texas Tech University.
In Part 1 of this interview was on: why clinician's may not feel confident treating patients with back pain; Dr. Michael D’Agati discussed how low back pain has become a medical disaster; and Dr. Mia Palazzo's comments on how clinical practice guidelines are being translated into improved patient outcomes.
Part 2 consisted of comments by Dr. Chad Cook on how medicine as an art and a science applies to the management of low back pain; comments by Dr. James Koo on how clinicians indicate that 90% of the diagnostic process is from the history; and comments by Dr. William Oswald on the important aspects of a low back pain examination and possible treatment strategies.