29 Dec

MOVE FORWARD

PHYSICAL THERAPY BRINGS MOTION TO LIFE You’ve heard about physical therapists, but what can they bring to your life? A physical therapist can help you achieve and maintain mobility and quality of life without surgery or prescription medication. With their extensive education, physical therapists help you move forward so that you can get back to…

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29 Dec

DIRECT ACCESS TO PT FOR PATIENTS

In Connecticut, a person can see a physical therapist without a referral from an MD [except for Medicare and Worker’s Compensation]. If you hurt your back cleaning the house over the weekend, do you  1. Call your doctor for an appointment? 2. Go to the local hospital Emergency Department? 3. Go to the medicine cabinet…

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29 Dec

CONSUMER REPORTS SURVEY SHOWS HIGH SATISFACTION FOR PT

Physical therapy ranks among the top treatment choices of their readers with back pain, according to a new Consumer Reports survey of more than 14,000 Americans who experience the condition. In the survey, physical therapist treatment and other “hands on” therapies outranked treatment by medical specialists and primary care providers, a result that should prompt…

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29 Dec

THE MODERN PHYSICAL THERAPIST

One excerpt from the article: What’s the most common misconception about physical therapists? That we’re torturers. That’s the big one. I had a very nice lady who came in after a knee replacement, and she said to me, “Please don’t make me scream.’’ But after doing this for so long, I don’t think I’ve made…

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29 Dec

APTA SUBMITS STATEMENT ON POPTS

Yesterday [October 8 2009] APTA spoke during the public comment period at a MedPAC meeting during which MedPAC explored whether the in-office ancillary services exception to the Stark II physician self-referral law should be modified. MedPAC expressed concerns with the increase in imaging, pathology, therapy, and other services in physician offices, and discussed specific approaches…

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29 Dec

KINESIO TAPE USEFUL FOR VARIETY OF CONDITIONS

Sue Ivy of Raleigh, N.C., was seeing a physical therapist for a torn meniscus in her left knee when she suddenly developed pain and stiffness in the tops of her feet. Her therapist recommended stiffer soles for better foot support, along with a relatively new therapeutic approach known as kinesio taping, which involves the application…

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29 Dec

DIRECT ACCESS

Access to see a physical therapist in Connecticut is easy and effective without having to see a physician first. Since 2009, directly accessing your physical therapist has been available to our communities with great appreciation expressed by patient and primary care physicians alike. If you have difficulty walking, climbing stairs, navigating outdoor hills or uneven…

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