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How Physical Therapy Aids In Breast Cancer Recovery

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Bobbie Byrd

Seeing a physical therapist after undergoing knee or back surgery isn't unusual, in fact most expect it; however, including physical therapy as an integral part of a breast cancer patient's post-surgery rehabilitation is relatively new. Now, physical therapists are collaborating with other medical professionals to help those suffering from breast cancer achieve their optimal quality of life, whether they've had minor surgery, chemotherapy, radiation treatments or a double mastectomy. 

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What Are The Four Therapy Specialties?

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Bobbie Byrd

People of all ages with a wide range of health conditions need care from an expert therapist, but finding the right provider can sometimes be confusing. Although therapies may share some naming conventions or have similar end goals, there are four primary therapy specialties that are most frequently employed to help people living with disabilities, injuries and illnesses: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language and applied behavioral analysis.

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Physical Therapy Day Of Service (PTDOS)

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Melinda Curle

While many people recognize the integral role doctors play in the healing and recovery of patients, physical therapists are just as important in helping patients who are injured, have had surgery or need to restore everyday functionality. That's why each year, the Physical Therapy Day of Service (PTDOS) helps raise global awareness for physical therapy (PT) professionals and their contribution to the healthcare industry as well as empowers communities through acts of local volunteering.   

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October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Bobbie Byrd

We've all seen the little pink ribbons that pop up every October to remind us that breast cancer continues to harm women around the world, but honoring breast cancer awareness month is so much more than that. One of the best ways to raise awareness about this devastating and all-too-common disease is information - so keep reading to learn more!

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World Heart Day

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Bobbie Byrd

Over 17.9 million: That's the estimated number of people around the world who died from heart disease in 2019. Today, 32% of deaths are caused from heart attack or stroke -- and in the United States, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, claiming the life of one in every four Americans, or 655,000 people, each year.

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World Lung Day

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Bobbie Byrd

The basic function of our lungs is fairly simple: take in oxygen from the air and release it into the bloodstream. During a normal day, the average person breathes nearly 25,000 times, but for those suffering with lung disease, drawing those breaths can be difficult. Unfortunately, lung conditions are a common problem, so much so that the World Health Organization estimates seven percent of all deaths worldwide are due to chronic respiratory issues. That's why raising awareness of the prevalence of pulmonology helps people understand how to prevent these diseases and live healthier lives.

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Small Practice Series Pt 2: Your Software Should Grow With You

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Bobbie Byrd

Remember the days when all you needed to grow your small practice was a healthcare provider or two, an office administrator and some comfy waiting room chairs? Well - today's market dictates what you'll need if you want to see operational growth as well as differentiate yourself from competitors. First on the list? A configurable system for your EMR/EHR (electronic medical/health records) that includes features such as patient self-scheduling, interactive reporting, interoperable billing and specialty specific documentation.

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Small Practice Series Pt 1: How To Leverage Social Media

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Jessica Shaw

A strong digital marketing strategy sets you up for success as it allows you to attract new patients, maintain clinical satisfaction and stay on top of current healthcare trends such as new patient standards or upcoming technologies.  In fact, 68% of U.S. healthcare marketers are placing an emphasis on social media marketing as more patients are eager for the convenience of online engagement and accessibility. From regularly maintaining your website or improving your SEO (search engine optimization), following these social media best practices and keeping a fresh perspective will help you gain more exposure as well as effectively grow your small business.

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

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Jessica Shaw

In addition to an already challenging year, 2021 has been especially hard for the Raintree family due to the sudden loss of our founder and leader, Richard Welty, who committed suicide on July 21st. Despite the nature of his passing not being common knowledge, we have decided to share this publicly, in an effort to gain much needed awareness for behavioral and mental health initiatives as well as bring attention to the issues of gun violence. 

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) and while we encourage you to watch our educational podcast from 2020, now more than ever we want to highlight the importance of not only being informed but also being proactive in silencing the negative stigmas surrounding anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and any other mental illnesses. 

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Pain Awareness Month

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Jessica Shaw

September is Pain Awareness Month, a time to advocate about issues related to chronic pain as well as offer support to all the millions who are affected by common conditions like arthritis, shingles, sclerosis, fibromyalgia and more. Click here to explore some more fast facts regarding chronic pain as well as be sure to check out some of our customers’ tips and tricks on how to manage everyday pain. 

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