Feeling Small and Insignificant?

Are you feeling a little bit small and insignificant? As competition for dwindling reimbursements and good jobs becomes more intense many therapists are feeling feeling undersized in the winner-take-all economy.

Mergers are happening–not just in private practice but up and down the healthcare spectrum. It seems that if you want your clinic to survive  you need to…

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Visit the EIM Booth and Check Out EIM Faculty Presenting at the AAOMPT Conference this October

EIM is set to have a large presence at the upcoming American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) conference, which will take place October 16-20th, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

We will be giving attendees an opportunity to win a prize after stopping by our booth during the conference. Any attendee inquiring about EIM programs will be entered to…

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Placebo, Nocebo, and Expectations: Leveraging Positive Outcomes

As physical therapists, have we fully understood how we consciously or unconsciously shape patient expectations and thus influence outcomes through placebo (positive) or nocebo (negative) pathways? Have we internalized how our framing of patient problems and our resultant verbal and nonverbal clinical behavior influence patient outcomes? Perhaps most importantly, have we fully embraced placebos as an effective tool in our…

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IMPORTANT Message re AB 1000

The attached letter describes the position of the Physical Therapy Business Alliance (PTBA) on AB 1000, the California Physical Therapy Association’s (CPTA) current bill supporting limited direct access to physical therapy and legalizing physician self referral, historically known as physician-owned physical therapy services (ie, POPTS).

Click here to view the letter…

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Oppose AB 1000 and CPTA BOD Actions

Physical therapy, especially outpatient private practice, is being threatened in California.  Unfortunately, our own leaders of the California Chapter of the APTA are a significant part of the problem.  Hundreds of therapists in CA and the Independent Physical Therapists of CA (iPT CA) are very concerned about the compromises in the current version of AB 1000.

This bill will grant…

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Legislators Made the Right Choice – Manipulation Bill (SB 381) Defeated!

Thanks to all of you who sent or faxed in letters and made phone calls in opposition of SB 381.  Yesterday there was a strong coalition of physical therapists at the CA State Capital, and the legislatures made wise decisions in stopping the California Chiropractic Association’s bill, SB 381.  The legislator’s clearly saw through the rhetoric and smooth…

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Is Adverse Reponse to Exercise a Rare or a Common Event in Physical Therapy?

At least one state physical therapists’ association was successful in 2011 in increasing their scope of practice to allow penetration of the skin.
But, before changing state practice acts we need to measure the basic stuff.
Otherwise we’ll never know.
Tim Richardson, PT

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Can Physical Therapists Replace Physicians as Primary Care Providers in Hospitals?

The doom-and-gloom futurists have got it wrong, I think. There will NOT be a doctor shortage of the magnitude predicted. If anything, the shortage of physical therapists will only increase.
Now, how do we square THAT circle for my private practice physical therapist brothers and sisters?

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