Fall foliage, the Napa Valley crush and Halloween costumes aside, October is also Physical Therapy Month. Centra would like to honor all of the hardworking and committed therapists that daily improve our quality of life and mobility, but often go unrecognized. The Pinterest Board below is dedicated to PTs everywhere…22 years and counting! Follow allwrite4u’s ….
The last time we looked, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants are not only extremely dedicated to their patients and their profession, but creative and outgoing as well! So we decided to check out some of the more imaginative current events around the country: PT Pub Night: The great networking event is now in 70 ….
A recent UCLA study suggests that increasing muscle mass might extend a person’s life. Until now research has primarily focused on the links between body mass and deaths due to all causes among the elderly. This new research used as its baseline a survey of over 3,500 older men and women conducted between 1988-1994, with ….
PT month is almost over, but we thought you would appreciate seeing how creative some of your colleagues really are! Here are our “Top 5” YouTube offerings featuring PT students and practitioners. We think they are self-explanatory and will brighten your day! Physical Therapy University of North Texas Chicken Fried Physical ….
These days, phone conversations with my mother almost exclusively center on doctors’ visits and therapy sessions. As the sole caregiver for my father, and herself in declining health, my siblings and I have been forced to face the inevitable obstacles in having them age in place. Although their town is blessed with top-notch medical care, ….
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean annual wage for Physical Therapy Assistants is at $52,320 or $25.15 an hour. With an above average outlook for demand in the profession, the prospect for salaries to increase accordingly seems certain through the end of this decade. There are some simple ways you can augment ….
If and when Google Glass becomes available to the general public sometime in 2014, there is reason to believe it could impact our health care delivery system. Will it be as impactful as smartphones and tablets? The jury is still out on that. Much of that depends on its becoming as ubiquitous as those other ….
Colors are an essential tool of ad campaigns and visuals for every retail store and business out there. Marketers know that the little black dress/men’s suit convey power and luxury to their target audience of impulse buyers. On the other hand, red is often used for clearance sales because it creates a sense of urgency ….
PTs: “See What The Sunshine Can Do For You!” When you think of Florida do you envision orange groves, Mickey Mouse, rocketships and sunny skies. Florida is that and much more! With the longest coastline in mainland America and bordered by three major bodies of water, Florida is a sportsman’s paradise for boating, fishing, golf, ….
October is not just ghosts and goblins… falling leaves and temperatures, but a time to honor the approximately 185,000 men and women in this country who remediate disabilities and improve bodily movement in their patients. Whether through clinical practice, research or education, physical therapists play a vital role in the overall health, wellness and quality ….
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a 39% increase in employment for Physical Therapists by the end of 2020. Unlike previous generations, Baby Boomers are staying active long after retiring and enjoying greater access to quality healthcare. Besides their central role in injury rehabilitation, PTs also play a key role in treatment and management ….
One June 18, 2013, in one more sign that this country is moving towards a preventative centric health system, the American Medical Association (AMA) redefined obesity as a disease rather than a chronic condition/disorder. The change obligates U.S. physicians to provide medical treatment to the 33 % of adults and 17 % of children with ….
Rehab is Good for the Heart! Cardiovascular disease accounted for about 53% of all U.S. hospital readmissions from 2007-2009, according to a study published in the “Journal of the American Medical Association”. This trend continues even as provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begin cutting Medicare reimbursements to hospitals with higher than expected readmission ….
Tricks AND Treats: In the Northeast, Fall is in full swing. Leaves have turned colors, temperatures have cooled, and sweaters have emerged from the depths of closets. In warmer climes, the change of season is chiefly marked by the appearance of ghosts, princesses and superheroes, etc. on doorsteps in quest of sugary treats. Halloween is ….
The Future Is Here! Here are five cutting edge technologies and techniques that we think will have considerable impact on Physical Therapy well into the future. AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills: Developed by a Fremont, CA based company, and based on technology developed at NASA, these machines have been FDA-cleared for use in medical centers, PT clinics, ….
The goal for every Physical Therapist is to successfully improve patient movement and manage, reduce, or eliminate pain. Equally important is the role that PT’s play in preventing re-injury/recurrence of illness, and in managing chronic conditions. Every rehab plan should include an evaluation of the client’s medical history and lifestyle – particularly their nutritional habits. ….
You just graduated with your degree in Physical Therapy….now what? How do you acquire experience, hone your skills and pay down any education loans you may have acquired along the way? One way is through temporary/contract/travel jobs. These positions are particularly well-suited for PTs at the start of their careers for many reasons. Short-term assignments, ….
My recent trip to New York City included a visit to The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to see “Century of the Child: Growing by Design”, a grand survey of designs for children. The twentieth century, despite some very dark decades, was marked by a global emphasis on child developments and rights. School buildings, pediatric ….
In addition to being PT Month, October is also “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month”. Current care models for disease focus on treatment plans and follow-ups to prevent recurrence. However, the side-effects of such treatment can be as physically limiting and debilitating as breast cancer itself, if not more. There is a growing body of evidence ….
“Move Forward- Physical Therapy Brings Motion to Life” October is National Physical Therapy month, a great time to recognize and reward the important work that PTs do for society. Centra would like to suggest 10 unique gifts that are sure to please every therapist, including yourself. These make great presents for this month’s celebration, as ….