Did you know that “Swearing can create tighter human bonds and enhance the therapeutic alliance between a patient and a physical therapist”?!

The article by Washmuth and Stephens from the Archives of Physiotherapy, suggests that swearing can help with pain and improve tolerance and force.

Here’s a link to the paper: Frankly, we do give a damn: improving patient outcomes with swearing | Archives of Physiotherapy | Full Text (biomedcentral.com)

If you must resort to swearing while in physical therapy, just make sure that there isn’t anyone nearby that may offended  or worse yet, a younger patient that colorful language is not appropriate for!