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Discussion in 'Podiatry Students' started by SAFOOT, Apr 8, 2007.


    SAFOOT 2+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    So guys i've been reading about reflexology and is quite interesting. Is it covered at all in pod school. If no how does the schools feel about this form of therapy. Thanks.
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  3. Dr_Feelgood

    Dr_Feelgood Guest 10+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I'm sorry to say that EBM does not support reflexology. At DMU, we are big into EBM, so no we never discuss it.

    I do believe that similar to OMM, spinal manipulation, ect. that it feels good. But I don't think that it will cure anything. It is "quackery medicine." I feel the same way about any physical manipulation that does not retrain the body to correct a pathology (i.e. PT). It all stems from it being a pseudoscience.
  4. COdaddy

    COdaddy ACFAS Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    At TUSPM we had one lecture on alternative medicines, including reflexology. It was more for us to be aware of what was out there and be able to understnad and relate to our patients who use that form of medicine.
  5. Dr. Gangrene

    Dr. Gangrene AZPOD 2011 Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2006
    Valley of the Sun

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
  6. FootFetish

    FootFetish investigative reporter 2+ Year Member

    Dec 9, 2006
    Waukegan, IL
    that's funny...
    on one of our first days at Scholl, our physiology professor put up the reflexology slide on the projector, and said we study it.

    it was a joke.

    it's voodoo, just like most other medical specialties.
  7. Dr_Feelgood

    Dr_Feelgood Guest 10+ Year Member

    Feb 16, 2006
    I laugh b/c we have 2- 1 hour lectures and a lab on LE OMM. It is the biggest joke ever, but I'm glad I can cure a posterior fibular head syndrome. The old dean even told us that we could now bill for OMM services b/c we have been trained in OMM.

    I was just glad that I can cure cancer and diarrhea by using my new found healing touch. No more pain killers for my patients I'll just adjust them.
  8. SoCalBetty

    SoCalBetty 2+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Agreed. There's a big push in the medical fields now for cultural competency and sensitivity and it's to everyone's benefit to be aware of and understand the different forms of alternative medicine. That doesn't mean the physician has to believe it works.

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