Agile&Me: A Physical Therapy Leadership podcast series. A podcast devised to help emerging and experienced therapy leaders learn more about various topics relevant to the management and leadership of outpatient therapy services.
Building A Highly Successful Telemedicine Network: Lessons for Virtual Physical Therapy
Today’s Agile&Me podcast is titled, “ Building a Highly Successful Telemedicine Network: Lessons for Virtual Physical Therapy”. We are thrilled to welcome our guest, Dr. Jonathan Wiesen.
Dr. Wiesen is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer for MediOrbis. Mediorbis is an innovative end-to-end telemedicine platform connecting patients with medical specialists and offering chronic disease programs. In addition to founding MediOrbis, Dr. Wiesen has a remarkable professional career that includes the publication of over thirty scientific papers in the fields of critical care, pulmonology and biomedical ethics.
Richard and Dr. Weisen discuss:
· The founding of MediOrbis in 2014
· The skepticism of telemedicine as a method of delivering patient care
· Advances in technology to enhance the patient experience
· The development of telemedicine pre and post Covid-19 pandemic
· The similar challenges experienced establishing MediOrbis and Agile Virtual Care
· The future of telemedicine post Covid
· And more!
The ABC of Custom Foot Orthotics & The Integration into Outpatient Physical Therapy
Today’s Agile&Me podcast is titled, “ The ABC of Custom Foot Orthotics & The Integration into Outpatient Physical Therapy”. We are thrilled to welcome our guests Stacy Parent & Dawn Yorton.
Dawn Yorton is a certified Pedorthist and Stacy Parent is the Director of Operations for BioCorrect (a manufacturer of handcrafted custom orthotics)
Richard, Dawn & Stacy discuss:
What a Pedorthist is
What makes BioCorrect different from the competition
What types of conditions commonly seen in outpatient physical therapy clinics may benefit from foot orthotics
What determines whether a custom foot orthotic is more suitable than an OTC foot orthotic
What materials are used to make custom orthotics & how long should they last
Are custom orthotics covered by insurance and what is the cost to patients for your orthotics?
Addressing The 90% Problem
In this podcast titled, “Outpatient Physical Therapy: Addressing the 90% problem” we speak to Scott Hebert. Scott is the Director of Product management for WebPT, the nation’s leading rehab therapy software platform and the co-founder of Strive Labs.
Our discussion with Scott Hebert focuses on:
What is the ‘90% problem’
The main reasons for why we only end up seeing a very small proportion of people who have MSK disorders and could benefit from physical therapy
The perception of PT problem
What we need to do to start addressing the 90% problem
Outpatient Physical Management of the Long Haul Covid Patient
This episode discusses the outpatient physical therapy evaluation and management of long-haul Covid patients. Richard speaks to Gretchen Walsh, the Director of Clinical Excellence and Leadership for Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. Richard and Gretchen discuss:
· The different types of Covid patients suitable for outpatient physical therapy
· The common signs and symptoms associated with long haul Covid patients
· The subjective and objective evaluation
· Treatment outline
· Use of virtual physical therapy care for the long haul Covid patient
· And more!
Nutritional supplements to assist in the management of Musculoskeletal conditions and improve post-operative orthopedic outcomes
With more than 400 published randomized trials in orthopedics, the science in targeted clinical nutrition is advancing rapidly and the case for utilizing it as a modality in patient care has become firmly established, including adoption by leading orthopedic hospitals.
In this episode we speak to the CEO of MEND, one of the firms leading the charge in developing evidence based clinical nutrition products for orthopedics. Our discussion with Eziah Syed focuses on:
· The state of the science
· Why this domain is important in patient outcomes
· Why clinical nutrition is poised to become standard of care and how PTs can effectively incorporate into patient treatment to enhance outcomes
91% of patients are now saying that nutrition is important to their physical therapy and are expecting their PT to recommend solutions. Don't miss this episode to understand one the most important emerging domains in patient care.
Basics of a Compliance Program
This episode discusses the basic building blocks of a robust compliance program for outpatient therapy clinics and the likely changes in the regulatory environment in the future. Richard speaks to Tiffany Warden, the clinical compliance officer for Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. Richard and Tiffany discuss:
· Tiffany’s history working in compliance
· How compliance and ethics work together
· Why compliance is important
· The role of HIPPA in compliance
· Calculating billing units properly
· How COVID has affected compliance and access to care
· And more!
Wealth of Knowledge
Appreciate the wealth of knowledge given and conversations with other industry leaders.
This is a much needed podcast! Therapists do not learn this information in PT school so this helps fill a much needed void. Thank you