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

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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

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Guidelines for Selecting the Right IASTM Tools

When incorporating instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) into your practice, mastering the technique is essential. However, just as essential is selecting the right IASTM tools to enhance your technique and the efficacy of the treatment. Tools that are cheaply made or do not offer the required versatility can spoil your efforts and yield less than ideal results for your …

Rachel Ford

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Incorporating Injection Therapy into Your Practice

When it comes to adding adjunct therapies to your orthopedic and physical therapy practice, offering essential treatments can be a tremendous value add. Many patients are looking for a single-source provider for their treatments, so providing more of the therapies they need is a huge win.  When selecting which therapies may be beneficial for your practice, consider incorporating injection therapy. …

Rachel Ford

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MIPS Tips: An Introduction to MIPS & How It Applies to Your Practice

Participation in MIPS is going to affect how you run your practice in 2020—and each year that follows. Not sure what MIPS is? MIPS, or Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, is a value-based payment model that will link payments to quality and cost-efficient care1 —in other words, your patients’ perception of the care they receive will be vital to your practice’s …

Rachel Ford

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CSM 2020 Recap

Combined Sections Meeting, or CSM, is one of the largest physical therapy conferences in the United States. With over 350 sessions, 1,000 poster presentations, and 50 pre-conference programs, this interactive conference is organized to inspire and engage physical therapists from around the country.  MeyerPT attended CSM earlier this month in Denver, Colorado. Our team demonstrated the latest physical therapy essentials …

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Orthoses and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Debby Schwartz, OTD, OTR/L, CHT Physical Rehabilitation Product and Educational Specialist at Orfit Industries America. Debby is a hand therapist with over 34 years of clinical experience. She completed her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2010. She is also an adjunct professor at the Occupational Therapy Department of Touro College in NYC and …

Five Reasons to Use Hemp-Derived CBD Products Formulated with Analgesics

As a physical therapist, you may be skeptical about using hemp-derived CBD products formulated with analgesics in your practice. Although these products are newer to the market, it is common to see them being used as a substitute for the topical analgesics you already know and use. By incorporating hemp-derived CBD products formulated with analgesics as an adjunct therapy to …

Rachel Ford

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Codes 101: Massage Therapy vs Manual Therapy CPT Codes

In our continuing series on CPT codes, we will take a look at massage therapy and its close relationship with manual therapy in terms of procedure and billing code. These two therapies are often indistinguishable when viewed in practice, and each commonly experience billing errors when billed at similar times.  Learn more about these two therapies, their differences, goals, and …

Rachel Ford

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Marketing Strategy for Physical Therapy Clinics

In 6 Components of a Successful Clinic, we discussed a high level marketing plan and the tactics it should include, such as: A referral program, Patient appreciation, New patient orientation, Community and corporate outreach, Surveying, and Testimonials. These tactics can be considered for different lifecycle stages for your clinic: from new patient leads and conversion of a lead to a …

Rachel Ford

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