Balance Declines After 50: How Technology is Helping Keep People on their Feet

Balance Declines After 50: How Technology is Helping Keep People on their Feet

Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the ER for a fall – resulting in 2.8 million injuries, according to the National Council on Aging. 20 to 30 percent of these patients will suffer severe injuries, the most common being traumatic brain injuries, making it difficult to get around or live independently and increase the risk of early death. While we tend to think of falling as a problem for only the elderly, research shows balance can decline as early as 50.

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities

Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement initiative: 3 key opportunities

According to the CDC, hip and knee replacements constituted nearly 1 million procedures and more than $7 billion in hospitalizations alone, with the costs of the procedure varying greatly from region to region. It is estimated that the CJR initiative will affect approximately 23% of all LEJR procedures and generate approximately $343 million in Medicare savings over 5 years.

From Physical Therapy to Digital Therapy: 4 Reasons Why I Left My Practice for a Telehealth Startup

From Physical Therapy to Digital Therapy: 4 Reasons Why I Left My Practice for a Telehealth Startup

For years I practiced physical therapy and managed a successful PT orthopedic clinic outside of Los Angeles. I worked hard to advance my career by taking many continuing education courses and participating in residencies and fellowships to allow me to better help my patients.

Part 2 - Demystifying CJR for Healthcare Providers: Waivers and Incentives

Part 2 - Demystifying CJR for Healthcare Providers:  Waivers and Incentives

In last week’s part 1 of Demystifying CJR for Healthcare Providers, we went over gainsharing and financial agreements between hospitals and clinicians. In part 2, we will go over the reimbursement waivers and incentives aimed to increase flexibility in the post acute setting

Sports Medicine to Digital Medicine: Why I Transitioned

Sports Medicine to Digital Medicine: Why I Transitioned

I’m on the sidelines watching the movements of every soccer player on the field, anticipating the next sports injury. The game was well into the second half with no injuries and it seemed I would be able to go home early. But then, like a dramatic scene on ER, I see a coach collapse face down on the ground.