Physical Therapy Treats Chronic Pain

Do Physical Therapists treat chronic pain more effectively than prescription drugs? As the United States comes to grips with an unprecedented increase in prescription drug addictions, patients and doctors are advocating for alternative treatments for chronic pain.   The APTA launched their #ChoosePT Campaign in June 2016, to highlight the benefits of Physical Therapy as an…

Healthcare Reform

Understanding How Healthcare Reform Affects Physical Therapists If you’ve worked in healthcare for 5 or 10 years, you can’t help but notice that your job keeps changing. Pushed along by Healthcare Reform Laws, healthcare providers are slowly but surely transitioning from “Fee for Service” to “Outcome based” reimbursement models. Physical, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language…

apps

Smart Phone Apps are changing the way that America does business. Popular “sharing” interfaces like Uber and BnB are just a few examples of how disruptive these apps can be to an industry. But what about the healthcare industry? Will smart phone apps lead to increased efficiency and maybe even better outcomes in physical therapy,…

goal

How often do we, as physical therapists, struggle with patients following through on their written home exercise goal program? On a typical visit, I greet the patient, ask the person how they are doing, check pain levels, perform my evaluation and then write up a plan of care complete with treatment goals. I ask my…

Your first week as a travel therapist establishes the routines and communication necessary to thrive in your new environment. Since many travel therapy assignments only last 13 weeks, getting off to a good start is very important. Some therapists love the challenge of learning the ropes at a new facility; other personalities dread starting all…

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