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Spaced Retrieval Technique

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP

November 30, 2020

What is the Spaced Retrieval Technique and how can it be used in physical therapy treatment?   Read More

  


Post-Stroke Apathy

Shannon Compton, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

July 14, 2020

What is post-stroke apathy and the clinical features of post-stroke apathy?   Read More

  


Screening for Metastasis as a DPT

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

July 31, 2017

Can you tell us more about screening for metastasis as a physical therapy professional?   Read More

   


Clinical Documentation Supporting to Slow the Rate of Decline

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

November 2, 2016

Do have examples or key phrases you use in your assessment part of your note to justify PT to slow the rate of decline in patients chronic condition?   Read More

   


Heath Care Terms

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS

September 7, 2016

Do the terms of single payer, universal health care, socialized medicine and medicare for all mean the same?   Read More

 


Cultural Competence Defined

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

August 31, 2016

What is cultural competence and how is it defined in regards to home care PT?   Read More


Cultural Sensitivity

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

August 17, 2016

What is cultural sensitivity?   Read More

    


Patient Transitions -In/out of Hospice/Palliative Care and Physical Therapy Reimbursement

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

July 26, 2016

Have you seen any Medicare payment denials when the patient moves in and out of hospice and/or palliative care and is being treated by physical therapy?   Read More

 


Beyond Subjective Pain Rating

Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

August 25, 2015

Besides asking the patient their pain rating what else would be appropriate to ask when asking about their pain?   Read More

   


Choosing a Ceiling Lift and Insurance Coverage

Rob Horkheimer, PT, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM

March 24, 2015

Why would you choose a ceiling lift over other lifts? Does insurance pay for any of the lifts?   Read More


Containing Water in the Shower Area and Minimizing Falls

Rob Horkheimer, PT, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM

March 17, 2015

What do you recommend to contain water in the shower area?   Read More


Common Barrier to Patient Adherence/Engagement with Physical Therapy

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

January 27, 2015

What is a common possible barrier to patient adherence/compliance to a home program or therapy in general that you have found with home care clients?   Read More

  


Balance Training by Challenging the Sensory System using a Household Item

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

January 12, 2015

Can you discuss a clinical example you perform to challenge the sensory system and improve balance confidence?   Read More

 


Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

December 17, 2014

Besides the ECG readings of atrial fibrillation, will patients have any other symptoms regarding that issue?   Read More

     


Functional Ways to Measure Attention in Patients Post Stroke

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

June 6, 2013

What are some ways that you measure attention in patients post-stroke?   Read More

    


Improving the Aerobic Capacity in Patients with CHF

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

April 23, 2013

Do CHF patients improve aerobic capacity primarily through heart rate?   Read More

 


Choosing the Right Pressure Relief Device for the Heel

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

January 3, 2013

How do you decide which heel relief device to use for your patients? What are the different options available?   Read More

   


Following PPS Guidelines for Reassessments in Home Health

Diana L Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, COS-C, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

November 29, 2012

Can you please review the required assessment and reassessment dates as well as who can perform them?   Read More


Need Help Drafting a Letter of Medical Necessity?

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

September 19, 2012

Do you manually type your letters of medical necessity or is there an electronic documentation system that you use?   Read More

     


The Lifespan of a Wheelchair Cushion

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

August 3, 2012

Many facilities maintain an inventory of wheelchair cushions in their storage closets. Some of those cushions have been there for quite some time. How do you know that they are still going to properl...   Read More