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5 ways physical therapists can keep baby boomers healthy

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April
2017
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The first members of the baby boomer generation are just about to turn 70 years old. The importance of the mental and physical health of this group of people, born between 1946 and 1964, is becoming increasingly important. As a physical therapist, it is your job to keep these patients on the right track with their fitness. Here are five steps you can take to keep your baby boomer clients healthy:

1. Preach "exercise as medicine"
It is sometimes difficult to get your patients to perform their physical tasks as frequently as they should, but it's important to stress the idea of exercise…

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Exploring a physical therapy assistant career

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March
2017
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If you're looking for a career that allows you to help people rehabilitate from injuries or health problems, becoming a physical therapy assistant could be right up your alley. The position offers good pay, an interesting education and daily interaction with patients. If this career sounds appealing to you, here are some specifics:

The duties
As a PTA, your role will be to help the physical therapist provide the best level of care to meet a patient's needs. The PT will assess a client, develop a plan of treatment and oftentimes allow a PTA to take control over certain aspects…

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How to evaluate your physical therapy clinic’s billing process

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February
2017
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It's important to assess your physical therapy practice's billing process regularly to ensure that your private practice runs smoothly and is financially healthy. While both in-house and outsourced billing can have their problems, the quicker these issues are addressed and managed, the better. With an efficient system in place, your clinic can get back to what is most important: patient care. Here are three factors to consider when evaluating your billing procedure:

1. Technology
Has your physical therapy practice been having trouble with its financial software? If so, the issue could be related to the capabilities of your system. Regardless…

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5 debunked physical therapy myths

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January
2017
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If you're looking into physical therapy for the first time, you could be met with confusing information. From insurance coverage to typical services, conflicting "old wives" tales can leave a client feeling overwhelmed. It's important to differentiate truth from fiction when your health is at stake. Here, are five myths that we've debunked for you:

1. Physical therapy will hurt
The practice is all about working to lessen the pain felt by patients. While minimal soreness may be a result from the exercises performed, physical therapists will work with a patient to determine his or her threshold for pain. Whether…

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