Have a Valid Patient Start with FOTO

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Have a Valid Patient Start with FOTO Reviewing the patient report is an important step in the process of making sure the starting point at intake is a valid start for the patient. Look at the Primary Measure Score and the FOTO Mean Score on the patient report. If there is a 10-15 point difference […]

November 2014: What’s New At Therapy Partners?

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    November 2014: What’s New At Therapy Partners? (Note – the vertical axis cost scales are not the same for both graphs – work comp episodic costs are higher than commercial.) Notice the similarity in the trends. When you couple this data with the conclusions drawn from LBP studies by Fritz at Intermountain Health […]

November 2014: TPI’s News From ‘Around The Net’

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November 2014: TPI’s News From ‘Around The Net’ Links of the Week   Health Care Reform. Evidence Based Protocols Drive Quality Improvement The changing health care system will reward quality and efficiency.   The use of evidence-based protocols results in two major benefits: better care for patients and savings for organizations. Through better outcomes, develop proven care […]

A Suite Night For Some OSI Staff

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From left to right – myself (PT at Forest Lake), Jill (my fiance…), Brett (PT at Somerset), Hayley (AT at East Ridge HS/Lake Elmo Clinic), Tricia (PT at West St. Paul), Emily (PT at West St. Paul) A Suite Night For Some OSI Staff This past Sunday, a group of us from OSI got to do something I […]

Do Successful Teams Have Fewer Injuries???

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Do Successful Teams Have Fewer Injuries??? This is an interesting topic. I have had seasons where I have a lot of injuries among my teams and other seasons where there are very few injuries. Is there a reason for this? Is it a complete coincidence? I am the Athletic Trainer at East Ridge High School. […]

Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

7 Health Benefits Of Yoga

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7 Health Benefits Of Yoga Is yoga right for you? The simple answer is YES!  Yoga comes in all shapes, styles, sizes, forms, skill levels, and there are modification for most things that can allow you to participate at the right level for you.  Yoga is supposed to be a personal challenge within yourself and […]

New York to Minnesota: One Year Down

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New York to Minnesota: One Year Down It has been a year since my husband and I have moved from New York to Minnesota. Although most things are the same no matter where you live there are some differences. I figured I would let you all in on the differences I have noticed over the […]

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