The Search for Truth and a Good Clinical Examination

September 9, 2015

We live in an information age where you can find out something about pretty much anything. Our ideas can be shaped by the things we read and hear and see – whether online, in the newspaper, eye-catching signs, or the various modes of social media. The difficulty lies in knowing what we can trust, and what really is the truth.

Our staff are always trying to stay in touch with clinical practice around the World, understanding current research, and learning from experts in their respective fields. We attend conferences and courses, download webinars, follow blogs and have access to the leading scientific journals. It’s partly what we mean by Our best.

If you could get your diagnosis online, a solution to your knee pain from Google, or an easy answer to what your back is trying to tell you – well, we’d be out of a job! But we don’t make claims to know what’s wrong with your neck or knee or back. The great part of our job is the process of finding out, and we have many of the skills to try.

The truth of the matter begins when we begin a thorough clinical examination. Only then does the information relate specifically to you. A good clinical examination is like collecting pieces of a puzzle, and having the experience to know how to arrange them. We can never expect to know all there is to know, but the more pieces of information we gather, the clearer and more detailed the clinical picture becomes. The better our examination and clinical reasoning, the more specific, accurate, and relevant, your management.

With more sensitive and specific assessment and management, we can be confident of better, more lasting outcomes for you. Our best. Your best.

 

 

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