Posts Tagged ‘Physical Therapy’

Know These 5 Risk Factors for Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention By Sara Strain In the last blog that we posted, we looked at Understanding a Patient’s Fear of Falling, but why are older adults at an increased risk for falls? As clinicians, we have an innate understanding of this answer, but can we articulate it to our patients, their caregivers, and the community…

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Understanding a Patient’s Fear of Falling

A Fear of Falling: How to Help By Sara Strain It is well known that older clients are at a higher risk for falls, but how do we quantify and qualify the effects of the falls on a patient’s ability to recover? And how do we use that information in development of our plan of…

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Tech Modifications for the Home Health Patient

Rehabilitation therapy has always been focused on returning patients to their home in the quickest, safest and healthiest ways possible. But with the recent changes in healthcare costs, coverage, and policies, getting patients home feels like it can never be soon enough to a treating therapist. So how can therapists accomplish this goal in even faster ways while…

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“Call, don’t fall!”

As healthcare workers in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and home health settings, we are often saying these words to our patients and their families. Some heed our advice, but others just don’t quite believe its a big deal. As advocates, all we can do is educate educate educate, and create a recipe for success that…

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ICD 10 – It’s Here!

As most of us in the healthcare industry are aware, the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 became official on October 1st, 2015. But are you prepared, or having trouble adjusting? As therapists, the ICD codes become an important factor when choosing an appropriate treatment diagnosis. For a quick introduction to what ICD-10 coding looks like, what…

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