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May 19, 2010

Breaking Bad

We enjoy watching AMC's Breaking Bad. One of the main characters, Hank, a DEA agent, has had a traumatic injury and will have to learn how to walk again. I know the perception that the media paints about massage therapy, it will be interesting to see how physical therapy is portrayed in this show.

What's interesting in this show is the patient's dilemma. He has health insurance, but it may not cover all of the physical therapy that he will need to enable him to walk again. This is a very real issue for many Americans and I will be watching to see if they address health care reform. His wife, Marie, has her own idea, and the official website has put together a faux blog by her complete with commentary about "a bored-looking woman in a kitten cardigan."

It's true, there are some less than stellar therapists out there and I've been treated by one. But the physical therapy profession is undergoing a change. And we're preparing for an image overhaul as well that is currently aimed at educating other health care professionals about what we do. After phase 2 has been completed, the APTA will begin rolling out a consumer education campaign.

So, if you're not already watching, join us and catch Breaking Bad on Sunday nights.

Posted by linda at May 19, 2010 7:47 AM

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