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For Physicians & other Healthcare Providers

Dear Healthcare Provider,

Colorado Spine Therapy, LLC is a specialty clinic that combines the science and art of physical therapy in its care of non-surgical spine patients. Both components of treatment are considered equally important at Colorado Spine Therapy, LLC. It is our belief that combining the science and art of physical therapy is the best way to address the rehabilitation needs of spine patients.

Colorado Spine Therapy, LLC is an evidence based practice. 'Evidence based practice' is defined as the, "conscientious, judicious, and explicit use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients" (Guyatt GH, Rennie D. Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: Essentials in Evidenced Based Clinical Practice.: JAMA, 2001). At its highest level, current best evidence for treatment consists of randomized clinical trials and systematic reviews of those trials published in peer-reviewed journals.

We know you have a choice when it comes to referring your patients to physical therapy care. Why would you choose Colorado Spine Therapy to provide the best possible care for your spine patients?

  • Colorado Spine Therapy's team consists of only Physical/Manual Therapists.
  • Our Physical/Manual Therapists spend 45 minutes one-on-one with your patients each and every session.
  • Our Physical/Manual Therapists are required to take a minimum of 32 hours of continued education related to evidence based spinal rehabilitation.
  • Once a month our team meets and discusses patients who do not demonstrate the normal rate of progress and the latest studies related to spinal rehabilitation.

We at Colorado Spine Therapy, LLC are committed to sharing our knowledge and musculoskeletal expertise with those we serve. We have included a list of evidence-based physical therapy resources for you at the end of this page for your perusal.

We are also dedicated to serving you and meeting your patients' physical therapy needs. To this end, we provide the following services:

  • Complete insurance pre-certifications for your patient
  • Quality materials for patients related to their condition which includes evidence-based handouts
  • Easy referral mechanisms:
    • E-mail your referral to DLutskcst@gmail.com. You can e-mail us directly along with the patient's contact information and we will take it from there.
    • FAX your referral to: 303-691-1142

Thank you for taking the time to read this information, we look forward to working with you in the future.

Sincerely,

Stefan van Duursen, PT, MSc, FAAOMPT
Certified Manual Therapist
Certified Mechanical and Diagnostic Therapist (McKenzie)

Links we use to stay up to date on the latest in spinal rehabilitation:

http://www.mckenziemdt.org/resource.cfm

American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
The AAOMPT promotes excellence in orthopaedic manual physical therapy practice, education and research.

American Physical Therapy Association
Learn about Physical Therapist practice and up coming education/events.

Anatomy on The Net
Additional Links specifically to anatomy on the net.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Learn about quality improvement and clinical information regarding outcomes and best practice.

APTA Hooked on Evidence
The Hooked on Evidence Website represents a "grassroots" effort to develop a database containing current research eveidence on the effectiveness of physical therapy interventions.

Cedaron Medical
Software for clinical management and outcomes data collection.

Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine
Contains Evidence Based Medicine glossary of terms and much more EBM info.

Cochrane Back Review Group
One of 50 groups working to obtain the best evidence for effective healthcare.

Cochrane Library
The best single source of reliable evidence about the effects of healthcare.

Free Public Medline
Searchable index of the National Library of Medicine.

Joint Commission Assistance Healthcare Consulting Organization (JCAHO)
Performance Reports on accredited healthcare organization.

Medscape
Information portal for news and information on Orthopaedics.

National Institute of Environmental Health Services
Searchable index and publication requesting for various medical journals.

National Patient Safety Foundation
Dedicated to measurably improving patient safety in the delivery of health care.

Orthopaedic Research Institute, Inc.
Nonprofit academic-oriented, offering contract services for R&D.

Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)
Developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts in Physiotherapy.