Pre-Op PT Reduces Total Cost Of Care Of Total Knee Replacement

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Pre-Op PT Reduces Total Cost Of Care Of Total Knee Replacement I have recently seen an increase in total knee replacement patients within the past month.  Many of the difficulties with the increasing knee replacements are how quickly they are now discharged from hospital facilities, often within 3 days.  In my experiences patients are getting to outpatient […]

What Is A Sports Hernia?

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What Is A Sports Hernia? Although a sports hernia is not a common pathology, we have been hearing more about these injuries in the news with professional athletes.  I recently completed a hip course where this topic was discussed and since a sport hernia is one of the least understood pathologies in athletes, I  decided […]

FOTO Champion Of The Month At OSI: Tricia (Mans) Imker

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FOTO Champion Of The Month At OSI: Tricia (Mans) Imker Tricia (Mans) Imker at the West St. Paul Clinic of OSI has great overall patient outcomes! 91% of her patients are getting expected or higher than expected functional outcomes. This means on average her patients are achieving their goals in very few visits. According to […]

What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy

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What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy Hey everyone, it’s Jen again. One of the questions we hear a lot of is, well what should I wear for my first visit? We always tell patients to wear something comfortable. We recommend something that you can move around in such as sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, and […]

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference – Concussion Update

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Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference – Concussion Update On Oct. 23-24, 2014, many physical therapists across the state of Wisconsin attended the physical therapy fall conference held in Madison, WI. It was a great conference where classes were offered in a variety of content including ACL injuries, orthopedic injuries in pediatric patients, hip arthroscopy, […]

The Leadership Edge Program: Update #3

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The Leadership Edge Program: Update #3 Think about it . . . most therapy practices and their owners and leaders focus so much on patient care and productivity, which is very important – no doubt. But the practices – businesses – that will successfully move into a transforming health care world will embrace the same […]

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 […]

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