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What is “Defensible Documentation?”

by Hannah Mullaney Defensible documentation in the physical therapy world — what does this entail? A paper chart donned with purple gloves, yellow gown, and p99 respiratory mask? Or maybe a sleek EMR (electronic medical record) laced with the defensive skills of a black belt extraordinaire. Actually, it harkens to the diligent PT typing notes…

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Teaching Defensive Documentation in a DPT Program

by Tiffany Enache, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education Documentation is an important part of the daily life of a physical therapist, and APTA presents high standards in their Defensible Documentation resources (1) and also in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice (2).  These both serve as very useful resources when designing learning experiences related to…

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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? While some patients may be super excited for your latest and greatest techniques, others may lose confidence if your new explanations and education are too different from what was already working. Dr. E discusses…

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Key Habits for Success in 2017

What are the habits that a small business owners needs to accelerate their progress towards success? Working with some of the most successful clinic owners in the country, and by identifying what they want to achieve, Erika Trimble has identified what the 10 key successful habits are for clinic owners who want to live their…

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3 Steps to Losing a Referring Physician

A physician usually has a very good reason when they stop referring patients. A recent survey found that most physicians do NOT fully read their therapist reports. Communication, clarity, and customer feedback are critical components when it comes to maintaining your relationship with referring physicians. Erika hopes to help you avoid this possibility all together…

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