Employers are the New Payers & They Can Save (lots of) $$$

Employers are they new health insurers. There has been an unheralded shift over the past years as more US employees are covered under employer self-funded insurance programs. That means that the employer does not pay a premium to an insurance carrier to assume the risks of paying for employee and dependent health care costs, but that they now pay the […]

Physical Therapy As Effective As Surgery for Rotator Cuff Tears

A recent study from Finland asserts that when it comes to treatment of nontraumatic rotator cuff tears, physical therapy alone produces results equal to those produced by arthroscopic surgery and open surgical repair. According to the study’s authors, follow-ups of 167 shoulders treated show that “conservative treatment should be considered as the primary treatment for this condition.” The research, published […]

June PT Lecture Series – Masqueraders of Back Pain

Masqueraders of Back Pain – for PTs and other Health Care Providers Back pain is the second most common symptom-related reason for clinician visits in the United States. Although 60% of cases are mechanical in nature, learn about the other 40% of cases caused by medical emergencies you need to be aware of. When: Thursday, June 12th at 7pm Where: 77 Battery […]

Back Pain, Arthritis

Top Reasons People Visit Their Doctor – Skin, Joints & Back Pain

The Mayo Clinic recently posted the top 10 reasons people visit their doctor‘s office. The three leading reasons people visit their health-care providers were skin problems, joint disorders and back pain. With the advent of direct access to physical therapists in California, it makes sense to consider when to see who, especially if there is a significant wait to see the […]