Originally Posted by fbgator27
My point exactly. There is a difference between knowing the info and knowing what to do with it. You can learn about as much about tissue injury as you ever want to know in any entry level physiology class.
First of all if you are going to a primary care for treatment of a RSI thats akin to going to him for a cavity. Sure he knows the pathology behind the issue and can easily treat the symptoms with meds but knowing how to best treat a movement dysfunction most do not. On the other end of the spectrum say an ortho? Probably knows about the pathology of the tissue better than most medical or fitness professionals. But again is he the best at treating the gray area between acute tissue injury and tissue failure? Probably not.
Ok that leaves us with a large playing field with many players for the vast majority of injuries. I am not going to get into a turf war over who best to see. But if you are going to someone that is treating you with only exercises or strategies you can read on an internet page you are likely wasting your time. Sure, this catch all works for some. I would lean towards someone, regardless of profession, that is going to evaluate your condition in a very detailed yet comprehensive way. Like I said earlier find the cause of the tissue injury and treat that. If all runners had PFPS from a tight ITB dont you think we would all look the same running?
As far as I can tell the *cause* of the injury is the thing I'm not doing at present (due to pain): unilateral exercises.