As the price of education continues to skyrocket, it is becoming more and more difficult for graduates to free themselves of debt. National Health Service Corps has recognized this struggle, offering student loan repayment incentives under the Public Health Service Act to health service providers (but not PTs). With average student loan debt estimated at $96,149, it is vital that PTs work to be included.
PTs’ specialized knowledge is vital in making many healthcare decisions. The Protecting Student Athletes from Concussions Act (H.R. 469:) has been proposed to make sure PTs are added to the list of professionals who determine how student athletes with concussions are treated and when it is safe for them to return to the field.
The Medicare Therapy Cap, which limits annual per-person spending on physical and speech therapy services to $1,880, is a hotly debated issues in the physical therapy community. Exemptions to this rule have been put into place for those needing extensive therapy. On February 22, 2012 President Obama signed a measure to extend these exemptions until December 31, 2012 only. This means if Congress does not take action by December 31, 2012, a hard therapy cap will be placed on Medicare covered therapy again.
If there is one thing physical therapists don’t have a lot of, it’s time. Between busy patient schedules, continuing education, paper work, and home life, some PTs feel they don’t have the flexibility to explore social media.
If this is your thinking, it’s time for a change. Social media is a vital tool to help you grow as a physical therapist, enabling valuable connections and the ability to influence the pulse of healthcare decisions. Moreover, you’ll find using social media will actually save you time.
Professional athletes play sports for a living and strive to achieve top standing in their field through years of training. Professional athletes are people with natural talent, stamina, and competitive drive. They have excellent reflexes and coordination and are well disciplined when it comes to rigorous practice and training. Professional athletes must keep their bodies in excellent condition. Continue reading
If you’ve read our Social Pulse Resources page, you know the importance of blogging to increase your online reputation and searchability on the web. Many of you may be thinking that this is easier said than done. However, with a little strategy, beginning to blog is much easier than you think. Continue reading