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Vasyli Gives Back: Free Online CEUs from Biomechanics Thought Leaders

Vasyli® Medical is excited to announce their Vasyli Gives Back campaign, providing loyal customers and clinicians with FREE access to all of their continuing education courses now through June 30, 2020! Normally $25 per course, take all three at a $75 savings!  Sign Up Now! Experience world-class education at your own pace in the convenience of your home or office! Each …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

MIPS Tips No. 2: Five Things You May Not Know About MIPS

MIPS is here, and it’s not going anywhere. It’s possible that you may still have questions about this value-based payment model, so we have compiled some tips to help you along the way. In our first MIPS Tips post, we covered eligibility and participation, performance, and payment adjustments. Today, we will focus on five things you may not know about …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

4 Things To Do During a Slow Period At Your Physical Therapy Practice

As we have recently experienced, it can sometimes be difficult to determine how to best serve patients—especially during a slow period. Although there are a number of unforeseen circumstances that could impact your practice and ability to treat patients, it’s important to look at slower periods as an opportunity to grow and restructure. You can provide out-of-office care to your …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Overcoming Patient Objections for Injections & Needles

Needles are scary. For many patients—and for people in general—needles and the thought of injections are two frightening prospects for them to overcome. In many instances, the promise of needles and injections is enough to make patients forget the benefits they will receive from treatment, even when they want the treatment. How then can practitioners overcome patient objection to injection …

Four Hand Therapy Tools You Need at Your Practice

The hands are vital to everyday tasks, so helping your patients regain mobility and function after an injury or diagnosis is crucial. Each hand is a complex structure made up of 27 bones that require different treatment methods depending on the patient. When deciding which hand therapy tools to use in your practice, it is essential that you consider the …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Codes 101: Determining Medical Necessity & Billing CPT Code 97016

In recent years, use of compression therapy has increased in the industry as it has become a popular treatment option for many physical therapy and rehab specialists who want to provide its benefits to patients. While the use of these types of vasopneumatic devices is helpful for many, their application is not always medically necessary. According to Noridian’s 2018 update, …

One Athlete’s Struggle to Overcome MRSA

Athletes are no stranger to injury—it’s part of the game. In the heat of competition, especially at elite levels, sprains, bumps and bruises are to be expected. But something more dangerous lurks in locker rooms, weight rooms and athletic training rooms: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA. Many athletes don’t expect to be sidelined by something off the field, …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Adding CBD to Your Physical Therapy Service Offerings

It is important to stay on the cutting edge of physical therapy so that you can offer your patients the treatments necessary to their rehab and recovery. With the rise of topical hemp-derived CBD products, now is your time to offer patients alternative relief for sore muscles and joints. The key to incorporating CBD into your physical therapy practice is …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Using Dynamic Compression to Speed Up Rehab and Recovery

Updated: This post was originally published on November 2, 2016 and has been refreshed as of March 3, 2020. External dynamic compression—squeezing the extremities and limbs to flush toxins out of tired, sore muscles—is well known for its beneficial role in healing and recovery. So, it is not surprising that many physical therapists now offer pneumatic compression sessions—typically in NormaTec …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast