Hi guys In reading your threads it seems that physical therapists and the idea of physical therapy isnt very popular in the USA, why is this? The vibe that I get is you feel they are glorified personal trainers. You guys also often recommend going to a doctor first for diagnosis? Here in Australia a physio is more than able to diagnose an injury Do your physios perform manipulations and mobilizations? Also, how much does an X-Ray cost you? Is it out of pocket or do most people have insurance?