Codes 101: The 8-Minute Rule & Time-Based CPT Codes

For many practitioners, billing codes are not why they became physical therapists. But the reality of providing therapy services means having to bill insurance. For federally funded plans like Medicaid and Medicare, physical therapy billing is directly tied with the 8-Minute Rule.  What Is the 8-Minute Rule? The 8-Minute Rule is the method of calculating the number of billable units …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Online CEs – Bulletproof Back: From Pain to Performance

          Bulletproof Back: From Pain to Performance LESSON PLAN This webinar with Tony Mikla, DPT will provide you with evaluation strategies to determine the nature and stage of low back pain conditions. You will learn new, innovative ways to treat and train low back pain patients to progress them from the treatment table to functional movement. …

RockTape Tony Mikla PT

Dr. Tony Mikla

DPT, MSPT, CSCS, XPS

Preventing Full Active Forearm Rotation for Elbow Pathologies

Pathology The Muenster orthosis helps to prevent full active forearm rotation. This way, injured tissues and structures can heal without overstretching or shortening of tissue length. This may be particularly important for certain elbow pathologies or after trauma/surgery of the Radius, Ulna, Distal Radial-Ulnar joint (DRUJ), Proximal radial-ulnar joint, and TFCC structures. The Muenster is typically used to immobilize the forearm in the …

Online CE’s- An Introduction to the Pelvic Floor

An Introduction to the Pelvic Floor LESSON PLAN In this lesson plan, Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka “The Movement Maestro,” introduces you to the functions of the pelvic floor. Despite its role as an integral part of the core, the pelvic floor has typically been overlooked and left for obstetricians and gynecologists. With physical therapists, strength coaches, and other movement …

Dr. C. Shanté Cofield

PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1

Online CE’s- Common Injuries in Triathletes: Diagnosis and Treatment

Common Injuries in Triathletes: Diagnosis and Treatment LESSON PLAN In this lesson plan, sports medicine doctor Naomi Albertson, MD outlines the causes of the most common injuries in triathletes and how to diagnose and treat them. The most commonly diagnosed injuries include cervical radiculopathy, shoulder impingement/bursitis/tendonitis, iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome, and plantar fasciitis. Dr. Naomi Albertson shares practical …

Top 5 Posts of 2019

2019 has been an exciting year at PT Aligned! From addressing components necessary for running a successful clinic to billing and coding strategies, we’ve covered it all! Here are our top five posts of 2019! 5 Billing & Coding Strategies to Improve Reimbursement Question:  Dr. Kotlar, “I am seeing more patients this year compared to last year, but I’m not …

ActivaPatch for Iontophoresis: How It Works

Want to learn how the ActivaPatch for Iontophoresis works? Check out this how-to article explaining the steps involved in using this device. PULL TAB Gently apply your thumb to the battery case and remove the pull tab. This activates the patch. You’ll notice the LED flash sequence, one flash every 4 seconds, will begin. HYDRATE THE PATCH ActivaPatch® IntelliDose™ 2.5 …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

AASPT Team Concept Conference 2019 Recap

Thank you all for joining MeyerPT at this year’s AASPT conference! As a Gold Sponsor, we truly appreciate being a part of such a wonderful program. It’s always great to see some old friends as well as meet some new ones. And we were fortunate enough to host some rather interesting and well-attended breakout sessions! Sue Falsone: “Bridging the Gap” …

Adam Matisz

MeyerPT Sales Manager

The History of Silver Supplements

Why should you be recommending silver supplements? Watch the video below for more info . . .  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQKWYA0uWKM&feature=youtu.be The health benefits of silver have been widely studied for thousands of years, and the effectiveness of its contemporary use for immune support and topical healing applications has been significantly substantiated.* While the Ancients did not know the chemical and biological mechanisms …

Choosing the Perfect Material for your Orthosis

The Importance of Appropriate Material for Effective Orthotic Fabrication Choosing an appropriate thermoplastic material is one of the most important aspects of orthotic fabrication. It’s the first step to take after you have evaluated your patient. The wide variety of thermoplastic materials gives you all the options to perfectly customize the orthosis to your patient’s needs. If you understand the …