Entries by Tom Jorno

July 2017 bestPT: PTA, the 1st choice for a 2nd career

PTA: First Choice for a Second Career Many PTAs began their work lives in other occupations but have come to find a home in physical therapy. While their individual reasons may vary, many of these professionals are resuming their studies as older students focusing on a second career that is more satisfying than the work…

June 2017 bestPT: 10 Easy Ways PTs Can Promote Fitness

10 Easy Ways Physical Therapists Can Promote Fitness Unlike many medical providers, physical therapists have ample time to talk with patients, to learn about their lives and to educate. This extra time gives physical therapists (PTs) the opportunity to do more than help patients heal from injuries and regain mobility–they can also help them learn…

May 2017 bestPT: How do you introduce new concepts to existing patients?

  How do you introduce new concepts to existing patients? Have you ever returned from a seminar itching to use all kinds of novel assessments and treatments on your existing caseload?  Should you apply these concepts to the care your provide your current patients? It depends.  Some patients may be excited for your latest and…

Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in April 2017

11 New members joined bestPT  in April 2017. Each new member benefits from and contributes to the strength of our network of physical therapists. Let’s welcome bestPT newest members! Ahmed Abualala of Melwood Rehabilitation Center, in Upper Marlboro, MD. Sara Styles, Kelly Tennyson, and Kimberly Nicholson of Health Rehab Solutions. Glenn Hamilton of Asbury University in Wilmore, KY.…

What Do Successful Practice Owners Have in Common?

So many struggling  physical therapy practice owners focus all of their attention just on the critical tasks that must be done and, often times, little else.   Things like compliance, providing a support team, ensuring the clinic is equipped and functional, getting patients documented, and paying the team and the suppliers consume all of the owners…

Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in March 2017

WELCOME NEW Members TO THE BESTPT TEAM! 6 New members joined bestPT  in March 2017. Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength. Let’s welcome bestPT newest members! Elise Kearns of Asbury University Wilmore, KY.  www.asbury.edu Krystal Showers, Elizabeth Samsell, and Holly Stewart of Bassett Physical Therapy, Stanleytown, VA.  www.bassettpt.co Vicki Gaunt of…

Welcome New Members to the bestPT Team in February 2017

Five New Members joined bestPT in February 2017. Each new member benefits from and contributes to our network strength. Let’s welcome bestPT‘s newest members! Hayle Blackman and Kat Dominguez of Big Sky Pediatric in Austin, TX Natalia Zakrzeski and Alicia Perfetto of Bit-by-Bit Therapeutic Riding Center  in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Chy Grabowski-Merklinger of Health Rehab Solutions in Kalispell,…

Reminder: Changes to CPT Code Guidelines for 2017

Beginning January 1, 2017, there will be eight new CPT codes that physical therapist and occupational therapists will be required to use.  These codes, 97161-97168, will be replacing codes 97001, 97002, 97003, and 97004. Medicare and all private payers are requiring this change effective January 1, 2017.  The new codes will be used to reflect…