New Research Shows Leafy Greens May Help Patients Maintain Mobility

A recent study conducted by Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus, published in May in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences(please link https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/gerona/glz108/5485918?redirectedFrom=fulltext), observed the association between biomarkers of vitamin K and mobility disability, which includes Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Disease. The study found that older adults with lower levels of vitamin K were increasingly prone to developing conditions that impacted their freedom …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

6 Tips for Securing Hook-and-Loop Straps in Orthotic Fabrication

How to firmly secure hook-and-loop strapping to an orthosis? An important aspect of any orthosis is the strapping used to attach the orthosis to the patient’s extremity. Clinicians generally use hook-and-loop straps, often referred to by the trademarked name “Velcro”. These consist of two components: one featuring tiny hooks, the second featuring smaller loops. When the two are pressed together …

How you can help Wounded Veterans in your area?

Operation Surf Huntington Beach 2019 If you’d like to learn more about the event or how you can help local veterans, please check out our previous post: http://news.meyerpt.com/physical-therapists/helping-support-wounded-veteransone-wave-time/ Our time spent in and out of the water with participants, volunteers, and supporters leaves everlasting memories with us all. Thanks again to all the Doctors and volunteers who helped make this …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

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, …

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 …

Helping support Wounded Veterans…one wave at a time

Hello my friends! With Memorial Day just a couple of week behind us, I thought I’d share some info on an amazing organization I’m working with called Operation Surf. Operation Surf came into existence as a result of one wounded hero’s desire to learn to surf and to overcome the pain and mental trauma of war. Now we are helping more …

Dr. Tim Brown

Dr. Tim Brown

Co-Medical Director for the World Surf League (formerly the ASP)

From Rehab to Performance, Part 4

Earlier installments of this series of posts from Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance touched on the first segments of an organizational system for caring for patients/clients from table to field: Pain Generator, Motion Segment, Psychomotor Control, Somatosensory Control. Here in Part 4, we’ll move from the clinical to the functional and performance related segments. Fundamental Performance As we start to look …

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

2018 American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Team Concept Conference Recap

Thanks for joining us at the MeyerPT booth for the 2018 American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy Team Concept Conference. We were honored to have Kevin Wilk and Sue Falsone stop by the booth for the 2nd year in a row, to share their knowledge and experience with the great group of Physical Therapists and other Healthcare and Fitness professionals …

Dr. John Pecora

MeyerPT Vice President, Managing Editor, Communities and Education

Sue Falsone Free Webinar: Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Performance

In a clinical and performance world where there are so many experts to follow, the development of a philosophical training model can be difficult to create and implement. Rather than trying to be exclusive or exclusionary, it’s important to recognize that many schools of thought, when broken down to their core principles, focus on the same things. All techniques, exercise …

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