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Discussion in 'Podiatry Arena Help, Suggestions and Comments' started by Jbwheele, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Jbwheele

    Jbwheele Active Member


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    Hey Guys, I have been browsing the web trying to find discussion forums on Chiro / Oesteo/ Acupuncure and Physio etc , and have to say Our Pod arena is the most open Honest and informative site I could find. Well done on not hiding anything chaps ! Pip Pip! ;)

    I was looking for evidence on the "Professions" that we are lumped in with. In NZ Under ACC Podiatrists are in the same fund claiming pool as Physios OesteosChiros Acupuncturists I have always been a little jealous of our treatment under the old system of "Endorsed Provider Network" where Physios where only allowed to enter into (Which ACC has now dissolved due to OVER and dare I say "Debatable" SERVICING by physios....21 Treatments for a Sprained ankle? etc...) Anyhoo dont want to create too many enemies.

    But I can say Podiatry seems the most open Honest "Evidence based" Allied health profession and needs to be moved closer to Medicine and Nursing to increase our market share and away from the more dare I say it "Placebo" based professions..........Can of worms now Open for reply.......wince.........anyone fire back at me im ready.
     
  2. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    I have had similar sentiments expressed to be by other health professionals. They have come across Podiatry Arena for a number of different reasons, then when looking for something similar from their own profession and found nothing. We are prepared to put ourselves under the microscope more than other seem to be able to do.
     
  3. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    This reminded me of this thread:
    Vertical Facial Dimensions Linked to Abnormal Foot Motion
    in which some of the conclusions from research by Brian Rothbart was quote rightly condemned due to methodolgical issues. Brian Rothbart emailed his contacts to post in the thread what a great person he was. Not one of them could actually answer the criticisms of the methodology of the research and just posted testimonials about him! and attacked those questioning the methodology!).
    One of the responses stuck in my mind:
    To which the response was:
    Notice in the thread, that the question about the methodology never got answered ....
     
  4. Jbwheele

    Jbwheele Active Member

    Yep the more you study something the more you question it !
     
  5. SarahR

    SarahR Active Member

    With our extensive scope of practice and unique position, I often feel more pressure to represent my profession well; perhaps this is part of it. Of the non-doctors, who else can independently perform surgery, inject etc; we have access to unprecedented restricted acts in many countries however we are not technically "doctors" as we didn't go to "medical school". Even in the US with title and DPM surgical residency, pods are not completely accepted as equivalent. Dentists are better recognized, less scrutiny, our closest non-medical school similars. One med school student said I was training to be a "little doctor" whilst in school. We are under more scrutiny. Perhaps it makes us more comfortable with critical self evaluation.
     
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