FOTO Rehab Outcomes

Apr 02, 2018 | Selena Horner

Knee Osteoarthritis and Topical Gel

The majority of my practice consists of older adults. Over the last couple of years, I have seen an increase in the number of older adults prescribed topical creams and gels for their knee osteoarthritis. I've wondered if this cream is placebo or beneficial. Have you?

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Mar 19, 2018 | Selena Horner

2018 Information Technology Focus: the Digital World

As I was reviewing the American Hospital Association and AVIA Executive Report on the Digital Innovation Survey results, I can see that the collective healthcare "we" are really scrambling to improve what we do on a day to day basis.  Executives along with providers truly need data to help in making decisions and to improve care pathways. One of the biggest factors driving information technology needs is a higher amount of value based payment contracts.

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Mar 12, 2018 | Selena Horner

Clinical Classification in Low Back Pain

As the FOTO Team has been working on Data Trends in U.S. Healthcare and Patient Rehabilitation, it is quite clear that a substantial amount of patients receive rehabilitative services for low back pain.  I decided to use the data in this report to help fine tune information for blog posts so that maybe what I share is more helpful to the majority of you who use FOTO.

Since I know clinicians treat a lot of patients who have low back pain, I thought this article might have clinical relevance.

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Feb 13, 2018 | Selena Horner

The Baker's Dozen #APTACSM Picks

 As you begin thinking about the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, it can be overwhelming to go through all the programming. As I was preparing, I reviewed the programming for sessions focused on outcomes, value-based payment models, quality initiatives and developing a quality focused team. One of the most exciting aspects about this meeting is hearing different perspectives than myself. This conference is a great opportunity to learn from others, challenge one's beliefs and to grow.

As I share the Baker's dozen, these sessions will be in the order of their appearance.  I have taken liberties and snagged images from presentations to help provide a single snap shot of what will be discussed during the presentation. Although I did not ask for permission, I hope the speakers approve of the sharing of their session.

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