• Happy National PT Month! Image

    articleOct 6, 2016 | 4 min. read

    Happy National PT Month!

    Fall has arrived, and you’re no doubt enjoying a drop in temperatures, marveling at the colorful leaves falling from the trees, and finally savoring that long-awaited pumpkin spice latte. (If not, get out of the office and #TreatYourself .) But beyond the fall-themed changes in the air, there's yet another reason to celebrate the calendar flipping to October, as this month marks the annual celebration of National Physical Therapy Month ! Each year brings with it a …

  • Happy World Physical Therapy Day! Image

    articleSep 7, 2016 | 3 min. read

    Happy World Physical Therapy Day!

      In 1996, The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) designated September 8 as World Physical Therapy Day. Since then, PTs all over the globe have joined together annually on this special day to celebrate and support the physical therapy industry as a whole. Every year, the WCPT selects a theme that highlights the power PTs have to transform their communities and the world. For 2016, the theme is “add life to years.” It’s meant to encourage …

  • 4 Ways Rehab Therapists are Like World-Class Athletes Image

    articleAug 4, 2016 | 6 min. read

    4 Ways Rehab Therapists are Like World-Class Athletes

    The greatest games in the world are upon us, and as we all tune in and cheer on the nation, we can’t help but marvel at these world-class athletes. To have made it to the grandest arena in sports means they’re truly a cut above the rest—and cut from a different cloth. Their qualities are not unique, though; in fact, we think rehab therapists (PTs, OTs, and SLPs) have a lot in common with the elite athletes …

  • Physical Therapy Valentine’s Day Cards Image

    downloadFeb 8, 2016

    Physical Therapy Valentine’s Day Cards

    Are you looking for the perfect way to say, “Happy Valentine’s Day?” Well, you’re in luck. Because in honor of good ol’ St. Valentine, we created these printable #GetPT Valentine’s Day cards! They’re sweet and sassy, and we hope they give you a reason to play the part of Cupid in your practice. Submit your email below, and we’ll send you printable #GetPT Valentine’s Day cards.

  • Auld Lang Ouch! 10 ICD-10 Codes to Ring in the New Year Image

    articleDec 28, 2015 | 5 min. read

    Auld Lang Ouch! 10 ICD-10 Codes to Ring in the New Year

    Put on your party pants, people; it’s New Year’s Eve (well, nearly). This is a super-fun holiday, but don’t get overzealous with your carousing ways, because trust me—the results can be disastrous. To illustrate my point, here are ten ways to ruin your plans, as told by ICD-10. Bottoms Up 1. F10.10, Alcohol abuse, uncomplicated You’re in a deep, committed relationship—and like the code suggests, it’s not complicated at all. You love champagne. Like, sooooo much. You …

  • What PTs Must Know About Holiday Gift-Giving Image

    articleDec 22, 2015 | 3 min. read

    What PTs Must Know About Holiday Gift-Giving

    It’s December, which means the holidays are here—and this typically is the time of year that our thoughts turn to gift-giving. We’ve talked about this before, but I thought this would be a good opportunity to remind you of a few considerations to keep in mind as you give gifts to employees, patients, referring physicians, and other providers. As we’ve discussed in the past , when giving gifts to referral sources, the primary area of concern is …

  • The 12 Codes of Christmas Image

    articleDec 13, 2015 | 5 min. read

    The 12 Codes of Christmas

    ’Tis the holiday season—a time to decorate, indulge in tasty treats, and celebrate with family and friends. Not surprisingly, the busy whirlwind that is December is ripe for injuries and accidents. As this Code It Right Online blog post explains, “holiday decorations like Christmas trees and candles and holiday-decorating activities such as stringing outdoor lights can result in injuries, deaths, and property loss.” Not the most pleasant thing to think about during what should be the most …

  • ICD-Suspense: 20 ICD-10 Codes from Your Favorite Horror Films Image

    articleOct 22, 2015 | 3 min. read

    ICD-Suspense: 20 ICD-10 Codes from Your Favorite Horror Films

    People have a natural attraction to the horror genre , and science proves it . Perhaps that’s why the popularity of the Halloween holiday has exploded in our culture—so much so that we’re ready to spend $6.9 billion on it this year alone . And that figure doesn’t even include movie ticket sales for the barrage of scary flicks hitting theaters this season . Meanwhile, the healthcare industry recently experienced Hitchcockian levels of suspense leading up to …

  • Happy National PT Month: Aging Well Image

    articleOct 5, 2015 | 2 min. read

    Happy National PT Month: Aging Well

    There’s a lot going on in the healthcare industry (cough, cough— ICD-10 ), but this year, October represents more than the greatest coding transition in US history; it’s also cause for celebration. That’s because October is National PT Month . Each year, the APTA determines a new theme that celebrates the strengths of the PT profession. The 2015 focus: aging well. As you’re well aware, physical therapists help individuals with more than injury rehabilitation. Physical therapy can …

  • How to Lose a Valentine in ICD-10 Days Image

    articleFeb 12, 2015 | 5 min. read

    How to Lose a Valentine in ICD-10 Days

    For some, Valentine’s Day provides a reason to break out the bubbly; for others, it’s an excuse to stay in and avoid all the lovey-dovey hoopla. But whether Valentine’s Day has you celebrating or scowling, these ICD-10 codes are sure to elicit a chuckle or two: 1. I Love You, but I Love Me (More) Feeling preoccupied with your own self-importance? You might not be alone, but you could certainly end up that way. If ICD-10 code …

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