The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics released its forecast for the fastest growing professions through 2026. Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy Aides, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Aides all made the list. This blog post was created by Planetrehab. The information provided is informational only. Planetrehab combines comprehensive but easy-to-use scheduling, documentation,
A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society says that over $50 billion was spent in 2015 treating people 65 or older for falls. The study goes on to say that unless fall risk assessment and prevention, then those costs will surely rise as the baby boomers age. This blog post was created by Planetrehab. The information provided is informational only. Planetrehab combines comprehensive but easy-to-use scheduling, documentation, billing, reporting and col
Planetrehab 2.393 Release Note We have added two new valuable reports. You will find the new reports in File>Reports & Queries>Operations. The first report is called Patients Not Paid Between Dates. This report gives you all the patients who have not paid anything between two dates. You can use this report to find out how many patients failed to pay anything in 2017. The second report is called Patients with Balance Between Dates. This report will give you all patients that h
Children are increasingly finding it hard to hold pens and pencils because of an excessive use of technology, senior paediatric doctors have warned. An overuse of touchscreen phones and tablets is preventing children’s finger muscles from developing sufficiently to enable them to hold a pencil correctly, they say. “Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago,” said Sally Payne, the head paediatric occupational therapist at th
The APTA has issued five guidelines that therapy practitioners should be aware of now that the cap has been eliminated. Below are the guidelines, but you can see the entire post on the APTA PT in Motion blog. The elimination of the hard cap is retroactive to January 1, 2018, but not all details of the post-cap system have been worked out, and it's possible that some may change before their implementation dates. In the meantime, here are the basic elements of the new system.
A new book by investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery” concludes that there is little evidence to support the standard medical interventions of surgery, injections and opoid medicines. The book takes a hard look at that the $100 billion back pain industry. Over 77 million people in the United States have been treated with the standard procedures and Ramin says that about 20% of patients t
Rxercise (pronounced R-exercise) uses a team approach with other health professionals, physical therapists and nutritionists to achieve safe and measurable program results and apparently it is showing great results. Bill Gvoich, director of the Medical Wellness Program for Peak Performance Physical Therapy, is credited with developing the program and many patients are thankful. According to Audrianna Atkinson, she is able to walk with the assistance of a cane after suffering