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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in multiple communities throughout the Chicago area, Assential Therapies has been a multifaceted pediatric therapy practice since 2003. They offer a variety of developmental services, including physical and occupational therapy as well as speech language pathology and their very own specialty feeding clinic. These therapy programs are funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services' (IDHS) Early Intervention Program, so that children ranging from newborns to three years of age can proactively receive the care they need.
Heartspring, formerly known as the Institute of Logopedics, was founded in 1934 and has been leading innovation in the field of special needs services for children ever since. In fact, their two objectives to help their patients grow and build a life with more independence has remained constant throughout the years.
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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Founded in 1942, the Illinois Association for the Crippled, now known as Easterseals Dupage, began as an in-home service for 15 different families. Easterseals DuPage opened its doors in June 1999 with a mission aimed to help disabled infants, children and adults attain full independence while also supporting the families who care for them.
Delivering care to young children differs greatly from treating adult patients, which means pediatric practices have unique operational requirements that are best streamlined with specific technology-enabled solutions. Instead of opting for a software tailored to adult therapy, pediatric clinics need a system with specialty specific documentation, interactive engagement and configurable practice management tools that ensure proper storage of electronic medical records (EMR) (i.e. immunization cards, family medical history etc.) as well as adequate reporting capabilities. Also, pediatric therapists should adopt a billing software that includes a pediatric format for notes along with goal banks, assessment content and standardized test data relevant to the population they serve.
Your website is one of the most powerful assets in your marketing toolkit, but only if you optimize it effectively. Simply hosting a few informational pages is not enough to build a strong online presence that generates web traffic and helps your physical therapy practice grow. Instead, you need to pursue effective search engine optimization (SEO) to ensure that search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo! are able to find your site and make it easily visible to prospective patients.