This is something that goes unsaid in my office, but I can read it on the faces of patients. Today’s patient had suffered 6 months of nagging headaches and neck pain. After a few visits to the doctor for NSAIDs and muscle relaxants, he was referred to a neurosurgeon and pain management physician, an MRI was ordered, and his neurosurgeon referred him to see me. [Read more…] about It Must Be More Complicated Than THAT
Fear, Avoidance, and Beliefs negatively impact patient care on a daily basis, however, they can be helpful in recovery when properly oriented an placed in perspective. [Read more…] about Fear, Avoidance, and Beliefs
As you may or may not know, we’re looking to hire a physical therapist and/or licensed physical therapy assistant. If you’ve read over our website, checked our Facebook page, or been a patient, you’ll understand that our focus is high-quality work: getting patients back to their lives as quickly as possible, or finding them the correct solution for their problem. [Read more…] about A Therapist’s Sales Pitch
Do you know someone suffering from vertigo? An athlete still feeling the effects of a concussion? A parent or loved one that seems to have “lost a step” with respect to getting around safely? [Read more…] about Dizziness and Balance Retraining (Video)
Physical therapists get a bad rap when it comes to pain. Sometimes pain is necessary for recovery, however, saying “no pain, no gain” goes too far. Although I’ve addressed the role of pain in therapy, and used the term productive and unproductive a thousand times related to pain, I never thought to put it down on paper (in cyberspace) quite that way until the other day. [Read more…] about Pain and Therapy
This is the best way that I can think of to explain how medical services are billed and paid for, and it’s by using something that everyone understands – a restaurant.
This is a very interesting article, and I think that any patient that is planning to undergo physical therapy should read through it. After you’ve read it, I have a few (ok, more than a few) comments:View Post [Read more…] about Treatment Effectiveness – Trick or Treat?
I have recently started doing “Utilization Peer Review” work in my spare time. I wanted to ensure that I was acquainted with all aspects of the workers compensation system, and to be honest, I was a little curious to see what other clinics were doing. UPR means that I spend some of my time each week working on a contract basis for insurance companies, reviewing the work of other therapists, and making recommendations regarding the appropriateness of proposed future care.
Well, it’s been extremely revealing, and leads me to today’s post about treatment expectations. [Read more…] about Treatment Expectations
These are a few of the most common terms used to describe therapeutic exercise: [Read more…] about Therapeutic Exercise – Terms Defined
Each component of prescribed exercise is targeted specifically to change some parameter of function within your body. A parameter of function may be flexibility, range of motion, strength, muscular, or cardiovascular endurance. [Read more…] about Therapeutic Exercise – What Is It?