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
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
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
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.
Home health professionals, how many times has the following happened to you? I recently got a call from one of my patients. (I’ll refer to him as Steven for privacy.) With a very concerning tone in his voice, Steven told me that something was seriously wrong. The conversation then turned into frustration for both of … Continue reading Home Health and PT Remains High Touch Along With High Tech
If you work in a healthcare related field, you know that physical inactivity can lead to a whole host of health related problems. But you may be surprised at just how widespread and far reaching this problem is. Jobs are more sedentary in nature than ever before. When you figure in driving time and time … Continue reading PTs Have a Duty to Help the Whole Person
Home health is growing rapidly as the baby boomer generation hits retirement. As the change in healthcare moves to quality over quantity with the rise in bundled payments, the industry is challenged to provide the best care possible at the lowest cost to the patient and healthcare system. Many home health agencies have the challenge … Continue reading Telehealth Paves a Path for Improving Home Healthcare Services