NewGrad Physio: ‘Treat The Man Not The Scan’

MRI’s are thought as the ‘gold standard’ to make an accurate diagnosis but they might actually cause more problems than solutions!

One big thing with any imaging is to remember that a scan gives you an image of anatomy and not function. 

Any investigation you use is just part of your assessment, in no way shape or form should it replace the tests you do with your patient or athlete in the clinic room.

If you blindly follow an MRI report without comparing it to the patient in front of you, you could find yourself over or under diagnosing an issue and then over or under treating an inaccurate pathology.

Listen to today’s podcast episode where I talk through a case study of a hamstring injury whereby the MRI report and how the player presented were totally different… 

And what that meant for his treatment and rehab plan!

Enjoy the show!

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