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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 …

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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

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

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

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

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

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

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

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

How to Incorporate CBD Into Your Physical Therapy Practice

As a physical therapist, it’s important to keep up to date with industry trends to ensure you are offering patients a comprehensive approach to treatment. Over the past few years, topical cannabidiol (CBD) products have grown in popularity, especially in the physical therapy market1 as they have been linked to alternative relief for sore muscles and joints. With so many …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast

Blood Flow Restriction in Physical Therapy

As a physical therapist, providing patients with beneficial rehab techniques has its constant challenges, especially for patients recovering from significant injuries or surgeries. For them, their road to recovery is a long process. A growing trend looking to speed up recovery is blood flow restriction (BRF). Its low impact loads combined with producing an ideal environment for muscle strength makes …

Rachel Ford

Content Writer, Health & Wellness Enthusiast