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How Healthcare Providers Can Prepare For Two-Sided Risk

December 13, 2017

How Healthcare Providers Can Prepare For Two-Sided Risk Alternative payment models are becoming the norm for healthcare providers, as they transition to value-based care. With the implementation of this type of care, providers are expected to assume higher levels of risk by both commercial and government payers. The Medicare Shared Savings Program was introduced in … Continue reading “How Healthcare Providers Can Prepare For Two-Sided Risk”

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Can You Recover Without Going To Physical Therapy?

July 30, 2017

While some injuries do heal on their own, physical therapy can help improve the healing time and quality of your recovery. Googling can only take you so far in the case of self-treating your injury, as is the case with most medical conditions. Remember, PTs are experts on your body’s musculoskeletal system. Their therapy program … Continue reading “Can You Recover Without Going To Physical Therapy?”

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Get Your Evaluation

July 30, 2017

Get Your Evaluation Your first PT visit is the evaluation. During the 45 to 60 minute session, you and your PT will review your medical history as it relates to your musculoskeletal problem(s) and perform objective testing to help diagnose your injury and determine the future course of treatment. Prepare yourself for the standard questions. … Continue reading “Get Your Evaluation”

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What Is Physical Therapy?

July 30, 2017

Physical therapy first-timer? What exactly are you in for on your first physical therapy visit? First off, dress comfortably because you will be moving. By the end of your evaluation, you should have a clear idea of your assessment and physical therapy treatment goals. You and your PT will create an individualized treatment plan to … Continue reading “What Is Physical Therapy?”

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Choose Physical Therapy When…

April 2, 2017

The CDC says patients and providers should choose physical therapy when: Patients are concerned about the risks of opioid use. “Given the substantial evidence gaps on opioids, uncertain benefits of long-term use, and potential for serious harms, patient education and discussion before starting opioid therapy are critical so that patient preferences and values can be … Continue reading “Choose Physical Therapy When…”

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Alzheimers Management Goals

June 30, 2016

Alzheimers Management Goals Because there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the chief goals of treatment are to: • maintain quality of life • maximize function in daily activities • enhance cognition, mood and behavior • foster a safe environment • promote social engagement. Elements of a strategy to maximize dementia outcomes include regular monitoring … Continue reading “Alzheimers Management Goals”

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Monitoring Alzheimer’s disease

May 30, 2016

Monitoring Alzheimer’s disease After a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is made and a treatment plan implemented, patients should return for evaluation on a regular basis in order to allow adaptation of treatment strategies to changing needs. Patients may not be a reliable resource for history-taking, so it’s wise to encourage a family member, friend or … Continue reading “Monitoring Alzheimer’s disease”

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Four Strategies Treating Alzheimers

April 30, 2016

Four Strategies Treating Alzheimer’s in the Nursing Home More than 50 percent of residents in assisted-living and nursing homes have some form of dementia or cognitive impairment, and that number is increasing every day. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Campaign for Quality Residential Care offers strategies aimed at helping skilled nursing homes better respond to this growing … Continue reading “Four Strategies Treating Alzheimers”

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