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The Value of the Cost of Treatment

The Value of the Cost of Treatment

The Value of the Cost of Treatment This article http://wapo.st/187qp1A was shared on Twitter early this morning by physical therapist Justin Feldman (@JNFeldman), with the comment “A good argument for #cashPT.” As I clicked the link and saw the title, my heart sank. It said: For a stiff neck, nearly $6,000 in physical therapy seemed too much. The article was an op-ed from author, Chris Core, a commentator for WTOP radio. In it, he described his experience with physical therapy for his neck. Suffice it to say, he did not have a good experience. I have a number of thoughts after reading his perception of the experience, so indulge me while I share them. In my Pain Sciences course work with Myopain Seminars, we were told that “the pain is where the patient says it is, when they say it is, and it is as bad as they say it is, because it is THEIR pain.” (Once we come at it from that perspective, we can begin to shift their experience and emotions around the pain as we partner with them in treatment). So, working from that paradigm, I would like to say that Mr. Core’s experience with physical therapy was as bad as he says it was (because it was HIS experience). None of us know what happened in his evaluation and one subsequent treatment; but, he states that he was asked a bunch of silly questions and then given a massage and some exercises, and sent home. We need to appreciate his take on what he experienced. As a physical therapist, I ask the same “silly” questions of every new patient. I ask a lot of questions. Tons of questions that may seem irrelevant to the patient: “How is your sleep?” “Is the pain sharp or more of […]

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Lagniappe

Lagniappe

Lagniappe The other day, a patient of mine who grew up in Louisiana used a word that was new to me. He described how he ordered take out from his favorite Cajun restaurant for his birthday. The employee on the phone asked if he would like dessert. He declined, saying “It is my birthday; but, I’m watching what I eat right now, so no thank you.” He told me that when he brought his food home and opened the bag, there was a small container of chocolate mousse with a candle in it, and an inscription that read “Happy Birthday.” He said it was a traditional Louisiana lagniappe. He went on to explain to me the concept of a lagniappe as a “little something extra.” According to Wikipedia, a lagniappe is a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase (such as a 13th doughnut when buying a dozen) or more broadly, “something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure.” check advance locations The word entered English from the Louisiana French adapting a Quechua word brought in to New Orleans by the Spanish creoles. It derived from the South American Spanish phrase la yapa (referring to a free extra item, usually a very cheap one). The term has been traced back to the Quechua word yapay (‘to increase; to add’). In Andean markets it is still customary to ask for a yapa when making a purchase. The seller usually responds by throwing in a little extra. Although this is an old custom, it is still widely practiced today in Louisiana. Street vendors, especially vegetable vendors, are expected to throw in a few green chilies or a small bunch of cilantro with a purchase. (Wikipedia, again) This word got me thinking […]

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You asked for it! The #FitFloor Tweetchat is here!

You asked for it! The #FitFloor Tweetchat is here!

I received a number of tweets, DM’s and emails after my recent article on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction went up on the Hella Life blog. I was thrilled to see so much good discussion on the topic, and it led to the exchange of some great information among the #pelvicmafia. There is such a wealth of knowledge out there in the physical therapy community on this topic, and more than one person asked me to host a tweetchat to share the info. So….here it is, the #FitFloor chat! Join me on Twitter on Monday, July 29th at 9pm ET with special guest Julie Wiebe, PT as we discuss the causes of and treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence. Please share this information with everyone you know: healthcare providers, coaches, athletic trainers, men, women, friends, and family. We want to help as many people as we can. Also, if you have specific questions that you want answered, please email them to me at bizPT1@gmail.com See you then!   transport and accommodation costs Ann

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5 Myths About Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

5 Myths About Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Quick post: My first article is up on the Hella Life blog. I am really excited to share 5 Myths About Pelvic Floor Dysfunction with the Crossfit community, and I hope that all of my readers will share the post with everyone they know. We need to get the word out there that physical therapy can help with Stress Urinary Incontinence. direct lenders for cash advances Please share via social media and feel free to copy to give to your patients, friends, coaches and trainers that you know. Thanks, Ann

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How Do I Know if I Should See a Physical Therapist?

How Do I Know if I Should See a Physical Therapist?

I’m just posting a quick link here to an article I wrote for Northern Virginia Magazine. They suggested the topic as something their readers would be interested in. The article came out this week, and I have received a lot of good feedback about it. I wanted to make it available, so that if you want to link to it, or print it and share with your contacts, you can do so. Please just provide credit to me and link to my website. Seattle town car. This is an example of what we can do locally to increase awareness of what physical therapy is, and how we can help people. It’s important for us to interact with local media to educate readers, and at the same time, it provides “free” marketing in a publication that reaches my target audience. Payday Loan Direct Lender For Bad Credit lowest rate payday loan Please feel free to share similar outreach efforts you have made in the comments section! Let’s all share our ideas! How Do I Know if I Should See a Physical Therapist?

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