29 Dec

DIRECT ACCESS TO PT FOR PATIENTS

Direct access to PT is something that is rarely taken advantage of. Unlike other speciality doctors that require referrals, anyone can go to physical therapy. 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…

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29 Dec

CONSUMER REPORTS SURVEY SHOWS HIGH SATISFACTION FOR PT

Consumer reports surveys have been showing high satisfaction after physical therapy treatments. 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…

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29 Dec

THE MODERN PHYSICAL THERAPIST

The Modern Physical Therapist Persona The modern physical therapist is just as you would expect them to be – like anybody else. Whether they chose their career for a specific turn of event in their life, or just to help people, they all have a story. Cara Brickley, a Physical therapist from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital…

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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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