Fear & Loathing in America

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be alive. In this NY Times piece The Dalai Lama & Arthur C. Brooks do not sugar coat the fact that serious inequalities and violence persist in our world, however, they also describe how fundamentally strange it is to see such anger, political frustration, and anxiety about the future…

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Keep the Wolves & Opioids Away

After being in St. Louis last week for #AAOMPT2016, I am coming down from the great programming and keynote speakers at the conference.  If you haven’t been to an AAOMPT conference, make it a priority next year (it will be in Salt Lake City, UT).  My highlight from the conference was Tim Flynn’s Distinguished Lecture.  Tim provided a…

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It is more than just harmful, it is wrong!

Frequently on this blog we have discussed the harms inflicted by over-imaging, over-surgerizing, and over-prescribing opioid medications in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.  We have also discussed how care pathways that focus on PT First reduce imaging, surgery, and drugs and result in lower health care costs.  First and foremost as a clinician and researcher I believe…

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Are Cash Practices Just For The Rich?

We live in a world that desparately needs our services.

Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population, 3 billion people, are living on less than $2.50 a day, with more than 1.3 billion of them dwelling in desperate poverty. According to UNICEP 22,000 thousand children die each day due to poverty. Many of the world’s…

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Speak Truth to Power

The new vision of the APTA transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience also speaks to our professional role in advocating for our clients and society.  Specifically it states, the physical therapy profession will advocate for patients/clients/consumers both as individuals and as a population, in practice, education, and research settings to manage and promote change…

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Are Cash Therapy Practices Good For Patients?

There are a lot of people who consider health insurance to be a necessary evil.
Insurance and government health programs and can be expensive and frustrating to use for both consumers and providers. However, when patients need medical care, they’re generally glad they’re insured. One of the first questions patients often ask is “Will my insurance cover this…

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One Job Is Not Enough

 

If you’ve done any Google searches on marketing for physical therapists or participated in any online therapy discussions then you’ve probably noticed a movement taking shape. Everywhere you look, it seems like there are therapists embracing entrepreneurship, autonomy and lifestyle practice as never before.

Even recent therapy graduates, undeterred by huge amounts of student debt, are embarking…

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The Power of Problem-Solving

Problem-solving is the root of all entrepreneurship.
This month, I’m writing about a topic inspired by recent discussions with my company’s fantastic Product team—specifically, about the new way they’re organizing, prioritizing, shaping, and problem-solving the features WebPT’s amazing Development team will build to better serve our growing customer base.

As a result of…

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