Today, many people associate telehealth with only Skype-like interactions. But what we think of as such a modern, video-based idea has actually been in use for decades. In fact, Alexander Graham Bell used it in 1876 when he telephoned his assistant Mr. Watson after spilling acid on his trousers. Was that telehealth? Certainly, not as … Continue reading What you might not know about telehealth that could change your PT practice
We recently spent some time with Sean Hagey, PTA and consultant here at In Hand Health, to get his thoughts on the In Hand Health patient care solution for physical therapy. Here are some highlights of that discussion.
There are approximately 3.8 million concussions sustained in the US per year. Concussions (or mild traumatic brain injuries) can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, sports or any type of injury where a bump or jolt to the head and/or neck occurs. 85-90% of people who sustain a concussion recover from symptoms in just a … Continue reading A Physical Therapist Can Help Rehab After Concussions
I have a very positive attitude toward physical therapy. The founder of GetPT1st.com, I also am an active leader in the Home Health section of the APTA. Finally, I spend half my workweek consulting with the folks here at In Hand Health. But lately amid all my PT hustling, I wonder if I am more enamored … Continue reading Physical therapy needs to face its fear of failure now
Home exercise programs are part of physical therapy. There is no standard format though. And as a result, PTs issue HEPs with varying degrees of instructions and importance. Some send patients home from a session with verbal instructions only. Others send photocopied exercises. More technical PTs use email or telehealth solutions like ours at In … Continue reading Home Exercise Programs Can Deliver Revenue Along With Better Outcomes
Fall prevention is a huge part of what we do in the physical therapy community. Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans.1 Fall prevention is a top priority in acute care, skilled care, and … Continue reading Fall Prevention Is the Key to Keeping Patients Independent
We unveiled a new website and approach to our physical therapy software this week. In rather shocking news, this event didn’t gather as much attention as an offer to send people around the moon did elsewhere. But it is still significant for us. And for PT practice owners too. Make no mistake, our commitment to … Continue reading Physical Therapy Software and Lessons Learned About Time-Challenged Practices
You’ve likely already seen the statistics on low back pain. And if so, you know as many as 80% of us will have it at some point in our lives. Thankfully, in many cases back pain resolves on its own without needing treatment. Others are not as fortunate. This pain doesn’t go away and may … Continue reading Back Pain Relief Rests in PT and Patient Engagement
Note: This article on physical therapy memberships is the third of a series of blog articles that addresses issues raised by physical therapists on various social media network groups where we are also members. This article covers how you might manage virtual (online) physical therapy memberships at your practice. But before the “how”, it might be a … Continue reading Physical Therapy Memberships Build Long-Term Patients
Physical therapy telehealth solutions are a reality. Unfortunately, the physical therapy profession traditionally isn’t very progressive. We are often reactionary and slow to adopt new technology. This puts us behind the curve. It also allows more progressive providers the chance to provide care to our prospective patients. Let’s not fear the future and dig our … Continue reading Physical Therapy Telehealth Solutions Will Move PT Forward. If You Try Them, That Is.