Physical Therapy

What’s the return on investment (ROI) on a physical therapy EMR anyway?

If you are a PT, OT, or SLP running your own private practice and considering a physical therapy EMR, you can see how much ROI an EMR can generate for your private practice. They are easy to find online with the Physical Therapy ROI Calculator. What makes one EMR different from another? There are many…

Physical Therapy Benchmark – Manage by numbers, make smart and fun decisions about your physical therapy career.

“Give your patient twenty dollars and let them go home so they can at least have a cup of coffee while losing money,” is what Chuck Felder of HCS Consulting suggested in his speech at the Conference of the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. in San Diego in the fall of…

How much is the salary of an occupational therapy assistant?

There are many reasons why a patient may need occupational therapy rehabilitation services. Birth defects, car accidents, heart disease, mental health problems, mental disabilities, sports injuries, falls, and spinal cord injuries are some of the conditions. Description Occupational therapy assistants are also known as OTAs. They treat children and adults of all ages with disabilities,…

The most important key to quickly rehabilitating an ankle sprain

Typically, there is only one thing that prevents an athlete from starting rehab and that is … swelling in the ankle joint. So to start rehab right away (after your doctor has confirmed that you don’t have any structural damage, such as torn ligaments or broken bones), you need to reduce the swelling. Most doctors…

The promise of pediatric physical therapy

Pediatric physical therapy is the special field of physical therapy that helps in early detection of diseases in children and uses a variety of treatment methods. Licensed pediatric physical therapy physicians conduct the diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and health monitoring of infants, children, and adolescents with a variety of developmental, neuromuscular, skeletal, or acquired health disorders….

Physiotherapy in the treatment of sports injuries

Exercise and physical activity are very important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but it is a fact that vigorous physical activity greatly increases the risk of soft tissue (ligament, muscle, and tendon) damage and bone injury. The primary and secondary modes of therapy differ depending on the nature and cause of the lesions. In traumatic…

Poor and disabled!

“He’s in a nursing home,” my friend welled up in tears. His best friend, John, became addicted to painkillers after a severe fall that broke his neck earlier this year. “He doesn’t have insurance. He was receiving therapy at Beaumont hospital and he was making progress, and he didn’t have the coverage to continue. The…

Frozen shoulder manipulation: snap, crunch, pop

Of all the treatment options available for a stiff arm, frozen shoulder manipulation is the one that patients with this condition fear the most. As a doctor, I am often asked if this will cure the symptoms, to which I quickly reply “It depends.” The consensus among most medical professionals is that, in addition to…

The benefits of physical therapy for children with autism spectrum disorder

In 2016, an estimated 1 in 45 children will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD may experience delays not only in social skills, but also in basic life skills necessary to successfully participate in their daily lives. Early intervention helps prepare these children to become successful adults, but it also helps…

Attract patients to your physical therapy practice by speaking in public

Physical therapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, and physical therapists can significantly boost their practices by learning to speak in public. Speaking in public not only increases your visibility, it can also increase your credibility, both of which are necessary to develop a successful practice. There are two ways to book “concerts” to speak. First of all, you…