A recent study for Medicaid patients shows associations between referrals for Physical Therapy for low back pain affects patient perceptions and reduce odds of later opioid use – even when patients don’t follow up on the referral. Researchers divided patients into two groups – those who went on to participate in physical therapy after an…

The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule on a scaled back bundled care which is good news for physical therapists. The first attempt by the CMS to mandate bundled care was back in 2016.  The current rule, at least until January 1, 2018, mandates that 67 different geographic…

Let’s face it.  Travel assignments are fun – you get to see a part of the country you wouldn’t normally visit, you meet new people, get new experience under you belt, but even the happiest travelers can get lonely during the holidays – especially if you are working. If you will be spending time away…

Comfy-cozy days are here!  Cool air, colorful leaves, and the smell of comfort foods filling up our homes.  On National Pumpkin Day, we thought it would be fun to share some popular Pumpkin recipes to celebrate the season! Here are some of our favorites! Pumpkin spiced everything is all the R A G E.  But…

Grand Rapids, MI Grand Rapids is a great place to gather your family and experience many activities. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be out in the cold – there are plenty of indoor activities too. From Beer Tours to live music, Griffins games to ice skating in Rosa Parks Circle – experience the winter…

If your next travel assignment takes you to Kalamazoo, Michigan this fall, there are plenty of fun things to see and do! Kalamazoo is so much more than a memorable name. Located in Southwest Michigan, about two hours from Chicago, it features a vibrant and progressive downtown that sets the stage for quality dining, eclectic…

There’s some fun updates happening in the myPTsolutions corner of the world.  We’re excited to share our brand new myPTsolutions introductory video with you.  Get to know us up close and personal in this fun and engaging short video that guides you through the job search and hiring process.  Co-owner Devin DeBoer will give you a…

In our modern day calendar it seems everyday has some event and cause fighting for our awareness, support or involvement.  A quick glance reveals there are over 1,200 national days.  Some with lofty history and rich legacy: National Freedom Day (Freedom From Slavery) and Human Rights Day. Others are fun, silly or real head scratchers.  National…

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…

58% –  Adults who believe that back pain can be managed with the help of a physical therapist. Source: PT in motion May 2016 edition. Reference: APTA Study

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