The job we get to do: A glimpse into the world of skilled nursing therapists
Oct 12, 2023
In meetings recently I heard perspective from a colleague about the “job we get to do” as rehab professionals who are entrusted with caring for our patients — who are not just patients. They...
Celebrate the value of physical therapy this October
Sep 28, 2023
Every October the industry celebrates National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) to raise awareness with consumers about the many benefits of physical therapy. This focus allows all of us the opportunity...
Pay increases for physical therapists returning to pre-pandemic levels: report
Jessica R. Towhey
Sep 27, 2023
Physical therapists in long-term care facilities received an average pay increase of 3.7% in 2023, which outpaces increases seen in other healthcare settings serving seniors.
Post-acute rehab at SNFs did not improve seniors’ physical function, study finds
Sep 18, 2023
Older residents, with or without dementia, who underwent physical rehabilitation at skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) following hospital discharge did not experience significant improvement in their physical...
Also in the News for Monday, Sept. 18
Sep 18, 2023
Senate bill would devote $1.2 billion to RN training … EEOC and Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division forge partnership to bolster enforcement … Starting PT sooner for people with dizziness...
Starting PT sooner for people with dizziness may cut falls risk, study finds
Sep 15, 2023
Giving physical therapy (PT) early to people with dizziness was linked to a reduction in fall risk for the next 12 months, according to a new study.
Physical therapy group opposes proposed 3.6% reimbursement cut
Sep 14, 2023
The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) called on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to revisit its Medicare doctor fee proposal for next year, saying the changes could...
Preventing backward disequilibrium and the benefits of physical therapy
Aug 17, 2023
As the crisp autumn air will soon announce that the season of fall is upon us, there’s a more pressing concern for the elderly population: preventing the metaphorical “fall” of backward...
Hospital-to-home plans can improve frailty in older adults
Jul 19, 2023
Results of a recent trial show that hospital-to-home self-managed exercise and nutrition plans can help older adults prone to frailty — or those who are already frail — in the long run.
Study: PT following a fall slashes ED visits, opioid use in Medicare recipients
Jun 26, 2023
ED visits and hospitalizations for new injuries are reduced by half and related opioid use by 39% over six months, a new study reveals. Investigators are urging Medicare to cover annual falls risk screening.