6 tests and treatments physiotherapists admit are overused

A NEW round of tests and treatments deemed risky or of little use will be released by Choosing Wisely Australia in mid-March, including the latest from the RACGP.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association’s list, the first from allied health, has been published in a newsletter and retweeted by Choosing Wisely Australia today.

  1. Don’t request imaging for patients with non-specific low back pain and no indicators of a serious cause for low back pain.
  2. Don’t request imaging of the cervical spine in trauma patients, unless indicated by a validated decision rule.

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