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Choosing Wisely is a national campaign to promote conversations between health care providers and patients about utilizing the most appropriate tests and treatments to optimize care and avoid waste.

The American Physical Therapy Association  joined the campaign, initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and created a list of "5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question." In this episode, physical therapists Nancy White, PT, DPT, OCS, and Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, discuss how this effort aims to educate consumers on health care procedures that tend to be done frequently, yet whose usefulness is called into question by evidence.

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Note: The Choosing Wisely list was updated November 18, 2015. See the Choosing Wisely site for the updated list.

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Nancy White

Nancy White, PT, DPT, OCS, is a physical therapist and Senior Director of Clinical Practice and Research at APTA, where she helps physical therapists use the latest research to improve their patient care. She has led the development of APTA's Choosing Wisely list of "Five Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question."

Tara Jo Manal

Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, is an associate professor in the University of Delaware Physical Therapy Department, and holds a joint neurology residency with Johns Hopkins University. Additionally, she is the editorial board co-chair for PTNow, the American Physical Therapy Association's online resource for evidence-informed clinical decision making.

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