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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

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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Controversial Topics in Treatment Techniques

Controversial Topics in Treatment Techniques

Updated: This post was originally published on May 12, 2017 and has been refreshed as of March 2, 2020. In physical therapy, there are a number of different treatment techniques—many of which vary from therapist to therapist. However, many treatment techniques are controversial in nature. Sue Falsone, the first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports …

Sue Falsone PT

Sue Falsone

PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, first female head athletic trainer in any of the four major sports in the US

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

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

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 …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

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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