4001 Lake Otis Pkwy, ste. 201
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Tel (907) 561-1711
email: IPTalaska@gmail.com

about the clinic

Welcome medical providers. Please be aware aware that we’ve physically moved to 4001 Lake Otis Pkwy (just down from where we were) and have added an SLP (Speech Language Pathologist) to our team. PT referrals are often made based on geographic location but when it comes to patient care and outcomes this is not ideal. Consider some findings from the last decade of research. (more expanded discussion with the references below).


Take advantage of our Diploma trained MDT clinician specifically trained to help classify, identify, and treat patients. Patients that are appropriate for conservative therapy can quickly be ruled in or out and the appropriate treatment rendered. Even patients in significant acute pain can often have rapidly reducible pain. If PT is not effective the patient is referred back for other consideration such as an ESI or otherwise. There is no need for prolonged ineffective interventions or worse yet, having a patient actually getting worse from PT.

If you have any questions about this approach, our training, our clinic, or anything else please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Louis Greene MSPT, Dip. MDT

References:

Childs, D. J., et. al. (2015) Implications of early and guideline adherent physical therapy for low back pain on utilization and costs. BMC Health Services Research (2015) 15:150

Browder, A. D., et. al (2007). Effectiveness of an extension-oriented treatment approach in a subgroup of subjects with low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. , Phys Ther. 2007 Dec;87(12):1608-18

Deutscher, D., et al. (2014). Physical Therapist' Level of McKenzie Education, Functional Outcomes, and Utilization in Patients With Low Back Pain. JOSPT, 44 (12) pp 925-936.

Fritz, M. J., et. al. (2003). Comparison of Classification-Based Physical Therapy With Therapy Based on Clinical Practice Guidelines for Patients with Acute Low Back Pain. A Randomized Clinical Trial. SPINE Volume 28, Number 13, pp 1363–1372

Long A., et. al. (2004)  Does it matter which exercise? A randomized control trial of exercise for low back pain. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2004 Dec 1;29(23):2593-602.

Long A., et. al. (2008) Specific Directional Exercises for Patients with Low Back Pain: A Case Series. Physiother Can. 2008 Fall; 60(4): 307–317.

Rosedale, R., et. al. (2014). Efficacy of exercise intervention as determined by the McKenzie system of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial. J Orth Sports Phys Ther.  Mar;44(3):173-81

 

 

 

 

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