In his March 2018 article "Going beyond good and bad practice," Dave Nicholls discusses the issue of passive versus active physiotherapy treatment, if one method is "right" or "wrong," and why popular views on the topic have fluctuated over time. 

Though clinicians usually aspire to practice in a way that is evidence-based, Nicholls expresses that "the popularity of various modalities of treatment have waxed and waned throughout history, in large part because of cultural shifts (attitudes towards touch, for instance), economic drivers (funding for certain kinds of treatment), and political reasons (to align a profession with certain practices and ‘against’ others), much more than because of scientific reason." Considering this, can we really say that either passive or active treatment is right or wrong?

Read the article here!