Medical recommendations?

hkdsean

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I have seen many martial arts instructors give medical advice without any proper training and tell students all kinds of things from medications and supplements to physical therapy routines. I am wondering where those who are not in the habit of practicing medicine without a license direct their students, or have gone to expand their own training to better educate students on health care/injury treatments and options.

For example: do you encourage them to get massage, acupuncture, surgery, etc...?
Do you have physicians/health care professionals that you work with and encourage your students to work with?

Would love to hear everyone's thoughts.

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Dirty Dog

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If you have reason to believe that someone is, as you put it, "practicing medicine without a license" then I strongly encourage you to log off and go directly to the police. That is a serious crime.
 

arnisador

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I always tell them to see their physician in part because I am concerned for both ethical and legal reasons about being seen as giving advice I am unqualified to give.
 

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