Chronic Disease Part 4: Type 2 Diabetes – Part 2

IT’S HERE!!! The NEW BLOG POST!
The next installment in the Chronic Disease Management Series on Diabetic Care is here! Let’s talk about feet!

Home (Health) is Where the Heart Is

Dr. Rebekah Griffith, other wise known as The ED PT, interviewed Dr. B on all things patient care management and how PTs in the ED and Home Health PTs can work together to provide the best possible care for patients. We talked about the struggles we each face in managing complex patients and the rolesContinue reading “Home (Health) is Where the Heart Is”

Chronic Disease Part 4: Type 2 Diabetes – Part 1

Let’s start with a story… Man on a Train I was exiting a train on the platform at Reagan Airport when suddenly I see a man falling back onto the train as it was pulling away. His eyes were rolled back and he looked limp. My husband and I pulled him off the moving trainContinue reading “Chronic Disease Part 4: Type 2 Diabetes – Part 1”

Spilling the Box of Pearls: All the Tips on Supplemental Oxygen Management

Can’t get enough BONUS CONTENT!
Still managing COPD but struggle with the oxygen? I’ve got you…

Chronic Disease Part 1: Heart Failure

Time for a warmup! NEW POST on Diabetes incoming!
To get ready, let’s take a look at all the ways Rehab providers can participate in Chronic Disease Management! First look: Heart Failure

Can I Touch Your Face? – Screening the Cranial Nerves

Most providers start the cranial nerve screen with CNII, but that has been changing since COVID-19 entered the scene. The primary presenting symptoms of loss of taste and smell have re-anchored the sensory systems in the neurological screening and the cranial nerve exam. Both smell and taste are transmitted via cranial nerves so this screeningContinue reading “Can I Touch Your Face? – Screening the Cranial Nerves”

Did Anyone Else See That?

Do you ever wonder, “did anyone else see that?” We find those red flags sometimes, don’t we? We see something odd in a physical exam and it completely changes our perspective on the patient. The key to seeing it, though, is to look for it. You may be thinking, “another thing I need to addContinue reading “Did Anyone Else See That?”

More Than Just A Respiratory Disease: The COVID-19 Toolbox

Isn’t COVID-19 just a respiratory disease? If only that was true. We are good at treating respiratory infections. We have lots of drugs for viral, bacterial, parasitic, and fungal infections of the lungs. Most of them work really well! We also have several backup treatments, inhaled medications, and adjuvant therapies (like rehab!) that make primaryContinue reading “More Than Just A Respiratory Disease: The COVID-19 Toolbox”

The Donut Hole in Primary Care PT

The occurrence of federal legislation that heavily impacts the practice of Physical Therapy typically comes from changes to the Medicare and Medicaid system. These laws don’t normally change how we practice, but moreso change how we document and bill for things. However, several bills recently introduced to Congress could significantly impact how Physical Therapists provideContinue reading “The Donut Hole in Primary Care PT”

Chronic Disease Part 3: Urinary Incontinence – Part 1

All that work on intra-abdominal pressure really kept taking me down the road of incontinence management, but that post was already long enough, so this one is going to get it’s own feature. I work with patients on managing urinary incontinence in every setting, so let me take you through some basics of how toContinue reading “Chronic Disease Part 3: Urinary Incontinence – Part 1”