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…

Considering working as a travel therapist? Curious about the pay differences? After watching this video by Devin DeBoer, an experienced travel therapist, you will see a clear, visual breakdown of how to best capitalize on travel therapy incentives. If you are undecided as to which type of job is right for you, here’s a checklist…

I remember first meeting Jim Stark in the small, rehabilitation office tucked away in the basement of Allegan General Hospital. Jim was passionately instructing a patient on body mechanics and my thought was “Wow, this man is a teacher!” Jim has been passionately learning, teaching and treating patients for the past 26 years. His focus…

Throughout my career as a physical therapist, I am often impressed by the versatility of Speech Language Pathologists (SLP). Many have 2-3 jobs in various settings. For example, an SLP often combines part time work in outpatient, home health and a skilled nursing setting, juggling the schedule to complete everything and managing to stay current…

On a rainy cold day in November, Jason Boddu greeted me with a warm smile.  Jason, a soft-spoken man, owns Health Source Rehabilitation in Portland, Michigan.  His reserved demeanor hides his passion for manual physical therapy.  Jason started his physical therapy journey in the same clinic that he now owns.  After graduating from college and…

Driving to Firehouse Fitness in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan, I wondered to myself, whythe name Firehouse? As I walked in, the 14-foot tin ceilings, exposed brick, and old woodwork immediately provided my answer – the building was an actual old firehouse. Firehouse Fitness is the home of New Seasons Physical Therapy andWellness. Emily Wilson, DPT and…

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