October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Research has shown that early detection is the key to survival. The pandemic significantly decreased the number of cancer screenings being done which could now have negative effects.
As we learn more and more about the long term effects of COVID, it is becoming very clear that rehabilitation therapies are going to be extremely beneficial in decreasing and recovering from the deficits brought on by COVID.
Falls Prevention Awareness Day is celebrated on September 22nd.
This is a great time to make older adults aware of their risk for a fall but also educate them that falls are preventable and provide them with methods to help prevent a fall.
According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, more than 79 million students in the United States carry a backpack and an estimated 55 percent of them are carrying a backpack that is too heavy, which equates to 43 million students that may strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they’re too heavy or not used correctly. Share these guidelines to help your family use backpacks safely.
As therapists, we know the importance of our patients taking an active role in their therapy plan of care. This includes the performance of their prescribed home exercise program (HEP). We’ve compiled some strategies that when put into place may help improve your patient’s compliance with their HEP.
On July 13, 2021 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their Proposed Payment Rule for Calendar Year 2022. We’ve taken the liberty of summarizing the key proposed changes that will directly affect outpatient rehab therapy services.
June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month.Physical therapy is often underutilized in the treatment of headaches and migraines. Join us in advocating and spreading awareness!