Hello I'm currently a physiatry resident and wanted to get everyone's opinion. Physiatrists (as you may know) are trained in the medical diagnosis and treatment of a variety of neurological and musculoskeletal problems. I personally think that we perform the best physical exams among the medical specialties. Subsequently, we are taught from day one to be specific in our therapy prescriptions and not just write "evaluate and treat" as most physicians do. Despite my efforts to write a good prescription, I suspect that it does not necessarily make a difference in to how physical therapists actually practice. I always try to include: - diagnosis with an idea of where is the problem (i.e. RTC impingement 2/2 scapular dyskinesis) - weight bearing precautions - ROM limitations - where I think the source of the problem actually is - directional preference when appropriate - frequency and duration In the realm of outpatient orthopedic injuries, is writing "evaluate and treat" all that most physical therapists need to know from physicians?