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…

There are some fun updates happening in the myPTsolutions’ corner of the world.  We’re excited to share myPTsolutions company 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 gives you a short tour…

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

When exercise is fun, you may not even realize you’re getting fit. For example, some people loathe the gym — the sweaty locker room, the group fitness mentality or even being self-conscious all keep them at home. But ask these same people to join a summer sports league or take a hike in the woods,…

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…

Lower back pain affects roughly one out of every 4 Americans with chronic and debilitating consequences.  The American Academy of Pain Medicine shares the following statistics about back pain: When asked about four common types of pain, respondents of a National Institute of Health Statistics survey indicated that low back pain was the most common…

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