In the United States, nearly 10% of the population has Type 2 diabetes already, more than one-third of adults are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes and diabetes causes around 330,000 deaths each year. These numbers are all expected to rise.Continue reading “Reducing Your Risk of Diabetes Through Physical Therapy”
Falls are extremely common in skilled nursing facilities. The average rate of falls is 2.6 falls/resident in a given year. Falls often have serious consequences, especially in frail older residents. Fall-related injuries decrease the resident’s...Continue reading “No Falls A Day Keeps the 5-Star Ratings Here to Stay!”
Managing psychiatric and disease related behavioral issues in the elderly has always been challenging in the skilled nursing facility. The increased awareness of the adverse consequences of these medications along with the requirement to attempt...Continue reading “Managing Dementia and Psychiatric Disease Through Therapy”
Chronic pain exacts a terrible toll on human well-being. More than 10 percent of Americans suffer from pain every day, according to the National Institutes of Health, and many more suffer from it sporadically. Academic research has found that pain...Continue reading “Chronic Pain: Physical Therapy Option Over Opioids”
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule recently that includes updates to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Fee Schedule starting on January 1, 2019.Continue reading “CMS Publishes CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule/QPP Final Rule”
Preparing for PDPM seems like a massive undertaking – and it is! - but there are steps you can take today to prepare to reduce the impact of the transition.Continue reading “The Shot Clock is Ticking… Get in the PDPM Coding Game!”
The Patient Driven Payment Model drives a CARE model that uniquely identifies the patient’s needs based on their diagnosis and clinical category and not on the amount of therapy that is needed. At first glance this may seem like therapy is no...Continue reading “Therapy, Outcomes and the New Patient Driven Payment Model”
ESTERO, FL- Blue Sky Therapy, a leading provider of physical, occupational and speech therapy, with clinic locations throughout Ohio and Florida, recently acquired Florida GulfCoast Physical Therapy (FLGCPT) in Estero, FL. Joining Waterworks Total...Continue reading “Blue Sky Therapy continues to grow their family in Florida”
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We are all looking to live the best life we can live, right?! Did you know that physical therapy can help get you back onto the right path if you’ve veered off of it?
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At Blue Sky Physical Therapy, we can help you fight back against osteoarthritis (OA) and gain the strength to get back to the activities you love! To better understand how physical therapy can help your OA, it is essential...Continue reading “Can Physical Therapy Help with My Osteoarthritis?”