When one therapist loses productivity, it’s a problem. When therapists across a 6-office practice lose productivity, it’s a catastrophe. Listen to this podcast and hear R. Dean Hasse, PT, discuss the technology tools his multi-office clinic uses to help support therapists in accounting for their time, reduce idle time and keep schedules filled.
More than 500 exhibitors are expected to present their current lines of product and technical advances for the healthcare industry at the March 26-28 event in Beijing.
According to a recent survey of primary care clinicians whose work includes wound care, access to products that successfully offload the heel for improved pressure ulcer prevention are highly desirable. Ease of use, durability and easy-to-clean designs were among the characteristics survey respondents most preferred.
An East Oakland, Calif, high school is using a linked learning approach to provide high school-age students with experience and training for health care careers. Life Academy of Health and Bioscience’s enrollment of 500 students, who are mostly financially disadvantaged and described as “all students of color,” are receiving academic and hands-on training in real workplace environments.
Thought leaders at outpatient PT clinics on both coasts brainstormed about the trends they see taking shape in the industry throughout 2015. Among those trends are an increasing scarcity of small practices and the rebellion of PTs and patients against utilization management companies.
Medicine balls found commonly in the therapy clinic may be extremely useful as a fall prevention tool among older adults, according to research at University of Illinois at Chicago. A study there determined a simple routine of throwing and catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and potentially help prevent falls among older adults.
Researchers based at Brunel University London recently concluded a study that found individuals affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) who have a mobility deficit should be holistically assessed when offered a power wheelchair.
Akron, Ohio-headquartered Performance Health has introduced a new product to the field of of low-tech fitness and rehab gear with the rollout of TheraBand CLX Consecutive Loops. Available in bulk rolls and individual packs, the CLX Consecutive Loops are designed to provide the same utility as bands, loops, tubing with handles, and door anchors in a single product.
Randy Walsh, described as an industry veteran, has been tapped by Exeter, Pa-headquartered Pride Mobility Products as vice president of the company’s Jazzy and Retail Mobility Sales. The move was effective January 5.
The Do-Eat Performance-Based Assessment for Children is a performance-based ecological assessment for children ages 5 to 8 years newly available from Wayne, NJ-based Maddak Inc. The assessment is directed at children who are affected by atypical motor development such as DCD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and nonverbal learning disabilities.