• articleNov 8, 2010 | 1 min. read

    In the NFL physical therapy routines become critical to athletes careers

    Most NFL players are no strangers to strengthening and rehabilitation but physical therapy following a serious injury and surgery can prove challenging to even the toughest professional footballer player. Months of ongoing rehab have become a part of many athletes daily routines. The way Brendon Ayanbadejo remembers the first significant injury of his football career, it came on a routine play. It was the fourth quarter of a road game at New England early last season, and …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Physical therapy needed around the world. American PTs come to their aid.

    Amputee victims in Haiti receive physical therapy from volunteer therapist but tracking of these patients becomes nearly impossible. On a Tuesday in March, Mary Anne Kramer-Urner punched "PT Haiti amputee" into an Internet search engine. Three days later she was on her way to the Rehabilitation Clinic at Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschappelles, Haiti, as a representative of Physicians for Peace. A California physical therapist who became expert in amputee care working at a Veterans Affairs hospital, …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Demand for trained PTs increases

    The demand for Physical Therapist is growing. As baby boomers utilize physical therapy to gain strength and improve physical health, this field will continue to expand. ...According to the U.S. Department of Labor's statistics, physical therapy jobs are expected to increase by 20 percent or more during the next eight years. Additional labor department statistics currently state 60 percent of physical therapists work in hospitals or in offices of other health professionals. By Earl Holland Staff Writer …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Treatment plans for arthritis patients include home exercise programs

    Giving arthritis patients a clear exercise program and monitoring their progress with documented progress notes that include pain ratings, range of motion and overall flexibility can help PTs track overall physical function of these patients. Patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip should stick to physically active lifestyle to improve their physical function and reduce pain, suggests a new study. Maintenance of exercise behavior and physically active lifestyle after discharge of physical therapy improves the …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Got a Practice. Need the Patients.

    Therapists are in a unique position. Physician referrals are key to a successful practice. Many PTs did not enter into their careers thinking about the different marketing aspects needed to have a flourishing practice. WebPT has designed referral reports that make it easy to track your top referral sources. Electronic documentation gives referring physicians the professional information they need to feel confident in your care of their patients. Even the most proficient PTs could be twiddling their …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    WebPT Brings You the Latest in Local and Federal Legislation affecting PTs: Doctors hiring PTs

    Should doctors be allowed to hire Physical Therapists for their offices, that is the debate? Physicians argue having the PT in their office allows them better supervision over care. With Electronic Medical Records, referring physicians can have immediate access to complete patient documentation and ongoing care plans. By Alejandra Cancino Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed Friday a Senate bill that would have allowed doctors to legally hire physical therapists because those partnerships, he said, would increase costs for …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Physical Therapy Patients Post Joint Replacement Surgery are Getting Younger

    It is not uncommon to see younger patients opting for joint replacement surgery while they are still in the physical condition to truly improve their physical function. Designing unique recovery and strengthening plans for these younger patients can be critical to their long-term, post surgery success. By MARY JACOBS / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Joint replacement was once the surgery of last resort for elderly folks who'd otherwise end up bedridden. Not anymore. …"It's …

  • articleNov 1, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Older Workers Bring Unique Workplace Pains

    As our population increases and workers find themselves living with pain caused by repeat behaviors over long periods of time, Physical Therapy needs for this aging workforce grow. Home and office exercise programs to develop new habits for these workers become a part of the documented care plan. The American work force is in the midst of a monumental shift in the age of its workers as baby boomers enter their late 40s to early 60s. Between …

  • articleOct 28, 2010 | 1 min. read

    Physical Therapy Online Forums

    Here are several useful forums for physical therapists to learn, share and contribute to online discussions. The PT Project Physical Therapy Discussion Forum PhysicalTherapyForum.com RehabEdge Physical Therapy Forum PhysicalTherapist.com Physical Therapist Jobs Forum Physical Therapy Network

  • articleOct 28, 2010 | 3 min. read

    TOP 10 Ways a Web-based EMR System Can Improve Your PT Practice

    More focus on patient care . Less time spent with double-entry of findings and less room for error and confusion that is inevitable in hand-written notes. Simple and consistent SOAP note formatting gives you uniform documentation throughout your clinic. More professional image. Physicians have already started using EMR systems and come to expect the same from other medical professionals. Reduce supply costs . Average cost of paper charts can be anywhere from $3 to $6 in raw …

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