Six Tips for Managing the Stress of Home Health Scheduling Scheduling Home Health visits can be like working a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces of the puzzle are: productivity requirements, geographical area and individual patient schedules and it’s our job to try and make them fit together properly. Agency Expectations: First, each agency has productivity standards…

An excerpt from a day in the life of an Outpatient Physical Therapist. Can you relate? 8:00 am: The day starts well! Hurray! You evaluated two patients. The first patient is progressing well with abdominal bracing techniques controlling his low back symptoms. The second patient, who suffered a rotator cuff injury, is also progressing well…

Preparing for an interview is important. And asking the right questions during an interview is important for two reasons. First, it shows the interviewer that you are prepared and sharp! Second, it will help you avoid surprises after starting employment. Here are 9 questions to ask your potential new employer about its department’s Productivity Expectations….

Have you ever wanted to have a cup of coffee with an experienced home health/travel therapist and pick their brain in an intimate conversation to learn and glean from their years of knowledge and hard knocks? Well, now you can do just that! Isaac sat down with myPTsolutions co-owner Devin DeBoer and asked a series…

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We all know that starting a new job is one of the more stressful events in life. In fact, starting a new travel therapy job or switching from permanent job to a travel position can be scary. Fortunately, most of us have built in stress relievers – friends and pets!  Study after study demonstrates that…

Participating in a provider network and accepting reimbursement from an insurance carrier can help drive patients to your clinic, but as all out patient clinic managers know, this payment source comes with its own stressors. For example, the reimbursement process can be complex and may require a member of your billing department to dedicate ample…

Knee replacement surgeries have increased in frequency in the U.S. In fact, from 2000–2012, Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries increased from 250,000 to more than 600,000 per year. This could be due, in part, to our aging population of baby boomers, as well as the uptick in cases of obesity. However, another possibility is that…

Manual Therapy

Physical Therapy school provides an excellent start to a Physical Therapist’s manual therapy training.  However, most therapists realize that to increase their ability to effectively treat complex conditions, they will need more training in manual technique and theory. The two most common ways to gain additional manual therapy skills are from consulting with co-workers and…

A: “I obviously think it does since I have been a traveler for 7 years. It highlights your flexibility and adaptability to new documentation systems and changing environments. It demonstrates your ability to interact and communicate with ever changing populations – physicians, colleagues, patients. Being a traveler enhances your cultural awareness by exposing you to…

A.   I am a student at Stockton College, and I am interested in becoming an Occupational Therapist. I already did my observation hours. I was wondering, if you can help me find a paying internship or more observation? Thank You Q.   Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a “paying internship” for therapy…

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