thank a therapist month

October is National Physical Therapy Month, and the APTA’s focus is on the importance of physical activity and the role of PTs and PTAs in helping people get moving. Visit the NPTM website here to see the exciting ways you can get involved to promote your profession despite being able to celebrate with in-person events….

Devin DeBoer, PT, and co-owner of myPTsolutions, talks with owners of physical therapy private practices, Emily Wilson and Leonard Van Gelder. They openly discuss the challenges and struggles they’ve experienced from the Covid-19 pandemic. They also shed light on how the current crisis is fostering them to evaluate to provide better, more accessible, more flexible…

Times are tough right now for therapists. We want to be able to help. It’s our nature. We will get through this with hope and perseverance. Here’s a message from fellow therapist and co-owner of myPTsolutions, Devin DeBoer. Stay healthy. Stay safe.  Stay home. 

Scott Hadley’s path into physical therapy started traditionally as an undergraduate student with a focus on pre-physical therapy. As a pre-physical therapy undergraduate at Grand Valley State University, Scott fell in love with anatomy and became a teaching assistant for the anatomy lab. He decided to change his focus to pre-med and was accepted to…

Retirement

What are the main goals of most retirees? Spend more time with family and friends Travel Give back from their years of experience As your career shifts from an emphasis on serving the profession to serving your family, a travel placement may be a perfect solution. Travel therapist assignments enable you to do all three…

10 Best Hospitals (According to US News and World Report)

The U.S. News and World Report recently released an updated list of their Top 10 Hospitals for Rehabilitation in the U.S. for 2018/2019. Making the list gives the rehabilitation facilities below a platform to promote their services, and highlight their accomplishments. What does the best hospitals ranking really mean? Making the list means that a…

In Home Health Care visits, Home Health Bags are used to protect patients, family members, and healthcare workers from the spread of infection. It must be used correctly to prevent contamination. Devin DeBoer walks us through what to include in your home visit bag. He talks us through the essentials and non-essentials with road-tested wisdom…

  Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is on the horizon. Listen to Trisha Hoffman, PT, and home health rehabilitation manager, as she talks about the new payment system set for January 2020. She provides helpful suggestions for how to best prepare for the change. To listen, click here and select Episode 14.  

To hear the podcast series on chronic pain with Jim Stark, click here. Don’t forget to subscribe to myPTpodcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists are helpers and fixers by nature and nurture. We are drawn into this service profession to help people and our training…

At age 16 Leonard Van Gelder left traditional education to pursue his own IT company. Who would have thought that in the next 16 years he would become a martial artist, athletic trainer, physical therapist and physical therapy practice owner! “I have always needed to motivate myself to learn. I also love to learn for…

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