Looking to find out if anyone knows of any case studies in which an individual was being seen in physical therapy for an orthopedic condition, such as, low back pain, that was not improving until the underlying affects from their ACE’s was addressed by other healthcare professionals? The thinking is once the affects from ACE’s were being addressed, one would be better able to benefit from physical therapy and improve their outcomes.
I am looking to develop an educational session for our outpatient rehab PT/OT and SLP regarding how ACE’s affect ones neurophysiology which impacts individuals from fully benefitting and achieving what brought them into rehab. Not to just right them off as non-compliant or just referring them back to referring MD because we do not know what else to do. To me this just keeps an individual in a re-traumatizing state.
Fred Murphy MPT, MPH,GCS, DCS