"Physical therapy is not a subspecialty of the medical profession and physical therapists are not medical doctors; we are a separate profession that provides a unique service that physicians are unable and untrained to provide."

Letter to the AMA from the APTA, Dec 2009

Monday, May 20, 2013

Is Disability an Identity?

Is there a culture of disability?  Do physical therapists' patients learn from each other ways of behavior that might reinforce the disabled mindset?

Before you answer 'Yes' or 'No' watch this video:

My favorite part is Andrew Soloman's inspiring message to parents at 11:46.


Do you still have questions about G-codes and Severity Modifiers?

My new book Bulletproof Expert Systems helps physical therapy managers sort through issues like these:
  • Which patient self-report questionnaire should I choose?
  • What is a validated patient self-report?
  • How can I write goals for Medicare patients? 
  • What is Medical Necessity and how do I demonstrate it in a note?
  • What is Skilled Physical Therapy?
Stop reacting to every arbitrary change in Medicare rules and regulations - get answers to what Medicare REALLY wants from physical therapists. Click here.

Free Tutorial

Get free stuff at BulletproofPT.com

Tim Richardson, PT owns a private practice at Medical Arts Rehabilitation, Inc in Palmetto, Florida. The clinic website is at MedicalArtsRehab.com.

Bulletproof Expert Systems: Clinical Decision Support for Physical Therapists in the Outpatient Setting is a manager's workbook with stories, checklists, charts, graphs, tables, and templates describing how you can use paper-based or computerized tools to improve your clinic's Medicare compliance, process adherence and patient outcomes.

Tim has implemented a computerized Clinical Decision Support (CDS) system in his clinic since 2006 that serves as a Reminder, Alerting, Prompting and Predicting CDS using evidence-based tests and measures.

Tim can be reached at
TimRichPT@BulletproofPT.com .

"Make Decisions like Doctors"

Copyright 2007-2010 by Tim Richardson, PT.
No reproduction without authorization.

Share PTD with your Peers!

American Physical Therapy Association

American Physical Therapy Association
Consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association Vision Statement for Physical Therapy 2020, the American Physical Therapy Association supports exclusive physical therapist ownership and operation of physical therapy services.