To the Editor:

I was delighted to read your cover story about Dr. Shmuel Tatz ("Tuning Up," June 21, 2004). It gives me great pleasure to see there are still PTs who customize their care to the patient – versus the "assembly line" approach I hear about from patients of private practices who put the "$" sign as their highest priority.

Dr. Tatz takes the time to instruct and treat his clients. He waits for the tissue to release – this cannot be done by taking any shortcuts. He promotes this approach not only in his own facility, but nationwide and even internationally. I certainly agree with this approach and would love to see more PTs who put emphasis on simple manual approaches, rather than fancy machines and gadgets. This man is a blessing to our profession. Thanks for shining the light on him.

S. Givony, PT
Michigan

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