I must admit, feet are my least favorite area to thoroughly assess in physical therapy! Feet is the terminal anatomical structure for weight-bearing and mobility function, which makes it susceptible to diseases as entry point for parasites/bacteria and injuries e.g. ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinopathy, and stress fractures etc.
Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults i.e.>/= 65 y/o in the United States, which is about one in four adults (28%) age 65 and older, report falling each year. This results in about 36 million falls each year.2 There are countless times in my practice at home setting when I have to call 911 or physicians to report the incidents of fall. It is a big deal in healthcare! What is considered a “fall?
Oh Pain, Not So Simple…
Pain had always been an enigma to me. It could debilitate all aspects of life when present. I find it as a form of disease looking inevitable sometimes, particularly with its reoccurrences despite interventions. It is true that the popular model of pathoanatomical or biomedical concept of pain experience was my fortress to clinical decision making for years. The Gate mechanism of pain by Melzack was a main framework.
In my practice, it is not uncommon to encounter neck or back pain, may it be acute or chronic. So often, chronic condition, at least in my setting. These patients tried extensive methods of pain alleviation from....
Is Physical Therapy a Go To???
What goes on with a PT each day? Example: patient with cervical or neck pain diagnosis...just one of the many….
Neck pain is a common complaint in my practice setting i.e.geriatrics as observed, but has not been commonly and directly addressed with any intervention unless specified by the referring MD.
Concierge Therapy and Medicare
According to Census Bureau 2017 Population Projections, by 2035, there will be 78.0 million people 65 years and older. Increasing disease and disability management needed effective quality healthcare models to survive the ageing health cost.
According to the AARP, 76% of seniors prefer to age in place. However, if you have a senior loved one living in your home or a parent who wants to age in place, it is up to you to make sure the home is modified to meet their changing needs. As seniors grow older, their homes can become dangerous. Completing normal tasks at home can come with the risk of falls and other accidents. Unfortunately, a fall can be very serious....
In the healthcare industry, as we know of and is experiencing now, major changes made its turn 1st quarter of 2010 with Affordable Care Act. However, there are alternative healthcare practice models that came to surface in order to compensate for the surge of demand for high quality care. One such example is the concierge medicine, which could either be a subscription based or a package deal offer....
Role of PTs in Medical Screens and Differential Diagnoses
Physical therapist is a frontliner to musculoskeletal problems, to be specific with movement-related dysfunction. With the inception of direct access, which is huge thing I believe there is a bigger responsibility that came along with it. I believe there is a bigger responsibility that came along with it....