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Ethical Question-Referrals from Past Patient who is an Personal Trainer

Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD

August 10, 2016

What if you as the PT treated a personal trainer, and that personal trainer referred several of their clients to you when they had legitimate reasons for PT. The personal trainer injured themselves ag...   Read More


Proper Posture-Achieving 90 Degrees at Elbow for Work Stations

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP

August 2, 2016

What are some intial steps to achieve the proper posture at the the elbow while seated at a desk?   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

 


Gaming and Interventions for the Trunk

Deborah Espy, PT, PhD

July 19, 2016

Can you provide some insight on using gaming as an intervention for trunk control?   Read More


Shoe Height and Office Ergonomics

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP

July 12, 2016

Does wearing high heels affect the alignment of a seated workstation?   Read More

 


Office Ergonomics and Eye Strain

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP

July 5, 2016

Is it possible to reduce eye strain with changes in office set-up?   Read More

 


Feet Placement With The Work Station

Kelly Ingram-Mitchell, PT, MPT, CEAS, CWcHP

June 21, 2016

What things do you commonly educate people in regards to their work station and foot placement?   Read More

 


Pros and Cons of Commercially Available Games for Rehab Patients

Deborah Espy, PT, PhD

June 7, 2016

What are some pros and cons of commercially available games for rehab patients?   Read More


Key Points When Developing an Evacuation Plan

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

May 31, 2016

What are a couple key point when developing an evacuation plan for a special needs individual?   Read More


Non-Operative Management of Cubital Tunnel

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

May 3, 2016

What is the typical non-operative management of cubital tunnel?   Read More


Signs and Symptoms of a Pulmonary Embolism

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

April 26, 2016

What are the signs and symptoms of a pulmonary embolism (PE)?   Read More

 


Physical Activity for Patient's with ALS

Jennifaye V. Brown, PhD, PT, NCS

April 19, 2016

What are some recommendations for physical activity for patients with ALS?   Read More


Safe Handling Techniques When Treating Patient with ALS

Jennifaye V. Brown, PhD, PT, NCS

March 22, 2016

What are some safe handling techniques when handling a patient with ALS?   Read More


Key Words to Support Skilled Intervention

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

March 8, 2016

What are some key words to support skilled intervention?   Read More


Billing Example Using the 8 Minute Rule

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

March 2, 2016

Can you explain a more difficult example when using the 8 minute rule?   Read More


Diaper Changing and the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Infant

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

February 24, 2016

We need to educate parents and caregivers on the safest handling techniques for those with Osteogenesis Imperfecta. What do you recommend for diaper changing?   Read More


Effectiveness of Phonophoresis

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

February 10, 2016

I have been using a 1% hydrocortisone cream for phonophoresis with diagnoses such as plantar fascitis. You mention in your presentation on ultraound that is an ineffective treatment option. Is there...   Read More


Number of Treatment Sessions for Ultrasound

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

February 4, 2016

Is there a recommended number of treatments to maximize therapeutic effect? Do you have any recommendations/suggestions?   Read More


Safe Handling Techniques When Treating A Child With Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Alicia Fernandez-Fernandez, PT, DPT, PhD, CNT

January 19, 2016

Can you tell us what is the best way to lift a small child or infant with osteogenesis imperfecta?   Read More


Coding to Purpose

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

January 12, 2016

Can you discuss what it means to "code to purpose" when billing a patient after treatment?   Read More