The Importance of Diagnosis

The essential reason for diagnostics is for determination of the most appropriate intervention.  Both categorisation and stage of disorder need to be considered.  This enables a clinical reasoning process for selection and prescription of the most appropriate form of treatment and its application in the most appropriate manner.

However the absence of diagnosis in physical medicine has meant that it commonly appears that many different techniques are described to treat the same disorder or the same techniques described to treat many different types of disorder.  Diagnostic accountability has been neglected. .

As a result conjecture has often arisen in medical opinion about the value of physical treatment.   Therefore as a solution to this weakness, there is a new emphasis on treatment choice according to disorder selection or classification.  Diagnosis with categorisation and stage of disorder is used to determine the most appropriate prescription of treatment technique.

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