Clinical Tips & Tricks

You may have heard this before: The more steps you take each day is associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality.  Previous studies indicate the optimal steps may be between 6,000 and 10,000, but those in rehab know there is no “one...

Ever heard of axial spondyloarthritis? It is an inflammatory arthritis of the spine and joints that often goes undiagnosed for many years. Frequently, it presents as persistent back pain, that may be eased with exercise and anti-inflammatory medication. However, if...

Astym Therapy: Secret to Success at Paley Institute We are all familiar with the many ways Astym therapy has helped a wide variety of orthopedic patients. But did you know that Astym therapy can also help children with neurologic and/or orthopedic conditions?The Paley Orthopedic and Spine...

If you treat musculoskeletal conditions, you should be aware that tendinopathy may occur in those taking medications known as statins. Statins are one of the most widely prescribed medications in the world and are often prescribed for people with high cholesterol to lower their total cholesterol...

Social proof is one of the most powerful marketing strategies in the rehabilitation industry, but many clinics still aren't sure how to use it to market to their patients and referral sources. In this guide, we’ll help you understand what social proof is and how you can incorporate it into your practice’s marketing strategy.

With the current environment, we’re all facing new obstacles and challenges when it comes to private practice, rehab therapy, and business in general. In this guide, we’ll cover how to address this crisis in your patient communications and how your practice can continue thriving.   What to say Communicating...

It is an essential part of modern-day outpatient physical therapy practice to obtain and provide proof of positive outcomes. Achieving good outcomes will affect payment for services, insurance contracts, referrals, and an individual physical therapist’s employment, salary, and professional development....

Running can be a rewarding recreation and good exercise. However, it can be problematic if it’s the sole source of exercise and physical fitness. One of the worst things an athlete can do for their health and performance is to limit themselves to the same activity every single time they exercise. A focused, singular activity can increase the risk of overuse injuries, create an imbalance of strength, and limit the potential to improve overall strength, endurance, and stamina.

Tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and rotator cuff tendinopathy are common injuries that can plague a tennis player. The last thing an athlete wants to hear is, “You must rest and stop playing tennis.” Soft tissue injuries can be painful, limiting conditions that are slow to...

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