The POWER of EMPOWERMENT

Don’t underestimate the vital role that EMPOWERMENT plays, not only in rehabilitation but also in our lives. Patient empowerment is directly linked to the best outcomes. A herniated disc with sciatica to the foot has traditionally resulted in weeks of disability and high medical costs. When a patient is provided education on the cause and effect…

Case Series

Our recently published research: International Journal of Telerehabilitation • telerehab.pitt.edu International Journal of Telerehabilitation • Vol. 10, No. 1 Spring 2018 • (10.5195/ijt.2018.6253) 37 CASE STUDIES IN PHYSICAL THERAPY: TRANSITIONING A “HANDS-ON” APPROACH INTO A VIRTUAL PLATFORM AIDEEN TURNER, MPT, CERT. MDT1 1VIRTUAL PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA, USA ABSTRACT Technology is expanding at…

Walking vs. Running

Exercise is better than any drug in maintaining heart, lung, muscle, bones, digestive and brain health.  Exercise helps with weight loss, lowers cholesterol levels, strengthens our muscles including our heart, improves balance, reduces many cancer rates, boosts our immune system, fights depression, reduces stress, improves sleep, enhances mode and aides in brain regeneration minimizing effects…

Ohio has Imposed Rules that Require Injured Workers to Try Conservative Care including Physical Therapy Before Back Surgery

The State of Ohio has imposed rules that require injured workers to try more conservative measures like Physical Therapy prior to receiving spinal fusion surgeries or prescription painkillers. The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation rule effective Jan. 1, requires injured workers to undergo at least 60 days of “conservative” care, while avoiding opioids if possible,…

The Burden of Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Need for Disruption in our Current Healthcare System

An estimated 126.6 million Americans (1 in 2 adults) are affected by a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD), costing an estimated $213 billion in annual treatment, care and lost wages (United States Bone and Joint Initiative). The burden of musculoskeletal conditions is significant in terms of treatment and care, as well as the impact upon of quality…

UPDATE: Telehealth State Approved Legislation

Florida: SB 280: Prefiled Encourages the state group health insurance program to offer health insurance plans that include telehealth coverage for state employees, authorizes the Agency for Health Care Administration to pay for certain telehealth services as optional Medicaid services, and establishes practice standards of care for telehealth providers, among other components. California:  AB 205 :On Governor’s…