The concept of „physio logic“ aims at optimizing the communication between patients and therapists, which should result in an increase in therapeutic success. Martin Metz, a physical therapist developed this concept over a period of many years; it is currently applied across the board in medical and therapeutic professions. The concept follows a simplified measuring-theoretical scaling. A “communication tachometer” arranged in traffic-light-logic is designed to yield a better understanding of a symptom’s severity, both in therapy and everyday life situations. This allows adapting the selection and scope of therapeutic interventions and it allows patients to adapt their behavior in a responsible and self-directed manner.
In order to scientifically verify the application of this concept. It is examined by means of deduction in a quasi-experimental study design. The study is carried out by the FH Burgenland (University of Applied Sciences Burgenland) and the „Physiozentrum für Weiterbildung“, an Austrian center organizing continued education for health professionals. The FH Burgenland takes over the study design and process guidance, as well as the analysis of the data gathered. The project partner is in charge of carrying out the study. The target population to verify the effectivity of “physio logic” is made up of physical therapists (basic sample: available contacts in the center’s database; actual sample: selection is based on defined inclusion and exclusion criteria) who are randomly divided into an intervention group and a control group. The intervention group receives training in “physio logic”, the control group receives no training. Both groups treat patient groups with a defined diagnosis (ACL-rupture). The data gathered in both groups shall be used to verify if there is a difference in the treatment outcome.