It is easy to enter anything in Google these days and read the first few sites that pop up. If you’re looking for medical information sometimes it’s hard to tell if the information you’re gathering is accurate and useful. So the real question is: “How can I get good information quickly?” Here are a few sites we would recommend:
1. If you haven’t already, link to our Patient Resource Section. Here you will get all kinds of good information. Where does it come from? eOrthopod which is a medical information website focused on musculoskeletal conditions. It is very patient-centered which basically means everyone can access and understand the information. You can READ articles or WATCH podcasts and all the information is provided to you by medical practitioners. You might just see some of Alpine’s own PTs discuss rehabilitation for common musculoskeletal conditions.
2. Another favorite patient-centered website is The Mayo Clinic You can search for all kinds of diseases and conditions from heart disease to shingles. It has a very large library of conditions, I have never been disappointed.
3. Let me introduce you to Physiopedia This website was designed by physical therapists with an “aim to provide an evidence-based knowledge resource for rehabilitation professionals throughout the world”. The content is written and edited by physical therapists (or physiotherapists depending on where you live) but ANYONE can read it. The information is very thorough and accurate, you can read about the primary author of each page. It is not patient-centered so expect some medical terminology.