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Did You Know?: Illinois expanded pharmacist access to opioid antagonist shot

Did You Know?: Illinois expanded pharmacist access to opioid antagonist shot

Naloxone rapidly reverses an opioid overdose and can quickly restore normal respiration in someone whose breathing has stopped or slowed from an overdose.  The life-saving drug has been deployed throughout the country to help combat the opioid...

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How to Integrate the End of Medicare’s “Failure to Improve” Standard into Your Clinical Practices

How to Integrate the End of Medicare’s “Failure to Improve” Standard into Your Clinical Practices

If a Medicare patient has achieved their maximum level of recovery, and additional therapy would not help them improve beyond that point, then additional treatment isn’t warranted or medically necessary. Plus, Medicare surely won’t foot the bill.  You, their PT, think that additional therapy would help them from getting worse, but that’s not the standard. It’s time to discharge them,...

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How Physical Therapy Changed My Life in Just 15 Days

How Physical Therapy Changed My Life in Just 15 Days

More times than I can count, I’ve been asked: “How long did it take for you to start feeling better?”  I met Sandy, my physical therapist, when I was wheelchair-bound and in constant, horrific pain.  So, I’m sharing this journal entry, written 15 days after meeting Sandy.

And to answer the question: It took less than 15...

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The Wearing of the Underwear: Reflections on pain recovery

The Wearing of the Underwear: Reflections on pain recovery

We talked about how it could be an Olympic sport with the way I approached it -- endurance trials, training, and support from a PT.  We imagined that I'd receive some sort of gold-gilded trophy with a woman standing triumphantly in her underwear.  I'd successfully mastered several dynamic...

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