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ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code

Here’s a recent update from the ACA on the current status of a CPT code for Dry Needling. ACA and APTA Collaborate on Dry Needling Code Following a successful nine-year collaboration between the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a new CPT® code for dry needling will likely be available to providers sometime in late …

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

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 collecting more money. I’ve been documenting the same way for the last 8 years, and I think my recordkeeping, coding, and collection systems are outdated. Can you share some tips to help me improve?” Answer:  Yes, here are 5 ways to improve coding, …

DNS Exercise 1 – Surf Movement Training

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise/Sport Course Part 1 DNS Exercise 1 – Surf Movement Training August 2–4, 2019 Southern California Course Objectives: Introduction to the basic principles and concepts of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) and Surf Movement training Developmental Kinesiology Sequence – Integrated Stabilizing System of the Spine – Demonstration/participation – Ipsilateral and Contralateral patterns – Centration – DNS Flow Learn …

Part 2: Understanding The Impact of Power on Photobiomodulation (PBM)

In Part 1 of this laser forum, we discussed the basic terms related to the physics of laser therapy. Here we will cover the significant role irradiance (power density) and dosage (energy density) plays in 3 concepts pertinent to photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy. Higher irradiance allows more photons to be applied at depth for a given wavelength. Please refer to the image below …

Mark Callanen

Mark Callanen

PT, DPT, OCS

The Throwers Ten Program

Why should your overhead athletes use the Thrower’s Ten Program? The answer is simple: Because it works! This comprehensive program encompasses exercises for the entire throwing arm as well as the body. The exercises in the program have been carefully chosen because when performed in combination they 1) improve muscular strength and 2) decrease arm fatigue, reducing the risk of …

Dr. Kevin Wilk

Dr. Kevin Wilk

PT, DPT, FAPTA

Zombie Cells – That Just Won’t Die

Immortality might not be as much fun as it sounds – especially when it comes to your cells. Zombie cells (or senescent cells, as they’re more properly called) are cells that have ceased to divide. Normally, a healthy cell has a limit to how many times it can divide and replicate itself; this cellular crossroads is often referred to as …

Matt Kraft

Matt Kraft

Nutritional Consultation Specialist for MeyerPT

Noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews wants young athletes to STOP

I have been very blessed in my career to learn and work with some of the very best in sports medicine. It is always humbling to see professionals at this level so passionate about helping to reduce injuries in youth athletics. Therapists, doctors and parents of athletes and coaches, this is a must watch and a must read about Dr. James Andrews. …

Trent Nessler PT TheraBand ACL Kits

Dr. Trent Nessler

MPT, DPT, Founder/Developer the Athletic Movement Index™ and Developer TheraBand CLX ACL Kit

STOP Treating Medicare Patients If…

The Patient Got My Insurance Check. Now What? It hurts when an insurance company doesn’t pay your bills. It hurts even more when a patient “suddenly disappears” because they got the insurance check and kept your money. Get proactive to ensure you get paid what you deserve. On the initial visit, make sure the patient is made aware that insurance …

Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change

Insurer Coverage of Nonpharmacological Treatments for Low Back Pain—Time for a Change Christine M. Goertz, DC, PhD; Steven Z. George, PT, PhD JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(6):e183037. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3037 Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients seek medical care and is highly correlated with opioid use.1Both factors have contributed to a major public health crisis resulting from opioid overuse and …

Dr. Christine Goertz

D.C., Ph.D., COO Spine IQ

Be at your best for your patients

“In the United States, 34 million children have had at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE) – ranging from abuse or neglect to parental incarceration or addiction. Children living in poverty are more likely to have multiple ACEs, compounding the effects of economic insecurity. In addition, the current opioid epidemic is devastating families and overwhelming the foster care system, and …

Dr. Scott Bautch

D.C., DACBOH, CCST, CCSP, original CEO of Allied Health Chiropractic Centers, Co-Author of 2 books