Quote Originally Posted by sedoniaraqs View Post
As in, doctors may as well tell people to go home and pick their noses?
Not quite pick their noses - doctors need to be well-trained in how to give people reassurance, and advice to gradually return to normal activities. IMHO I think this is what occupational therapists, physiotherapists and others can best offer people - support and reassurance to return to normal activity. I know when I'm sore I would like someone to tell me that I'm OK to move, I won't harm myself (although it will be sore!), and to help me work out how to progress my activity. But that's not something that allied health are often trained in, and docs certainly aren't (I train 5th year docs and post grads!)