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Infinity Rehab Director of Professional Development Featured in APTA’s ‘The Pulse’

Pulse Advice Corner With Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS

Derek Fenwick, PT, DPT, GCS and Director of Professional development for Infinity Rehab wrote an insightful article for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) The Pulse. The article is an open letter to future physical therapists and physical therapist assistants about making the choice to enter a profession dedicated to helping people get back to the things they love every day. Dear future colleagues, First off, you have chosen a great career. Physical therapy has as much diversity in career paths as any profession in health care. You are in for a great life ahead of you. I’ve learned a … Continue reading

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month #AgeWell

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October is National Physical Therapy Month. To celebrate, we are sharing the stories of our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Today’s entry comes from an amazing Director of Rehab and Physical Therapist Assistant — Denise Crosier. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in the healthcare field.  Science and medicine intrigued me.  My path did not immediately lead me to physical therapy but once I had discovered it, I knew that this was where I was meant to be. At the age of 12 my mother injured her back on the job leading her … Continue reading

Patient Testimonial

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We love to hear from the people we treat! Below is an excerpt from an email Mike Billings, President of Infinity Rehab, received from an individual who received therapy from our team of therapists at Bend Transitional Care. As therapists, we know we’re impacting the life of each person we serve. But to hear how they’re doing after they leave our care, and even more to hear how they plan to put into action their regained abilities warms our hearts! (After a total knee replacement), I stayed in the hospital an extra day and went directly to Bend Transitional Care … Continue reading

Northwest Symposium: Another Amazing Continuing Education Event!

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Question: Where else can you learn new clinical information to help you become a better professional, connect with fellow colleagues, establish new professional connections, forge new friendships, and party the night away with gambling and dancing all in the span of 28 hours? Answer: The Infinity Rehab NW Symposium! March 14 – 15 marked our 10th annual NW Symposium and based on the feedback, it will go down as our best ever. I’m still smiling as I reflect upon the numerous opportunities I had to talk with so many of my colleagues that I have not seen in a long … Continue reading

Ask Congress to Repeal the Therapy Cap – Support H.R. 775

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Ask Congress to Repeal the Therapy Cap – Support H.R. 775 Protect Patients Access to Outpatient Therapy Services Take Action! Ask Congress to Repeal the Therapy Cap – Support H.R. 775 With the expiration of the therapy cap exceptions process fast approaching on March 31, Representatives Charles Boustany (R-LA), Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TX) and Lois Capps (D-CA) have introduced a bill, which would protect patients and consumers from arbitrary limits on the Medicare outpatient therapy services.H.R. 775, the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act would permanently repeal the $1,940 cap imposed on physical therapy and speech-language pathology combined and … Continue reading

HHS Announces Timeline for Transition from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Payment Models

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From the National Association for the Support of Long-term Care: On January 26, Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a significant new initiative to transition payments under the traditional, Medicare fee-for-service program to alternative value-based payment models. HHS set a goal of achieving value-based payments through the use of alternative payment models for 30 percent of Medicare fee-for-service payments by the end of 2016, and 50 percent of payments by the end of 2018. In addition, HHS announced a separate goal of linking 85 percent of all Medicare fee-for-service payments to quality or value … Continue reading

Influencing Therapy through Transtheoretical Stages of Change

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We are nearly one month into 2015 and I need you to be honest. Raise your hand if you have already begun to slip on one or more of your New Year resolutions. If you are like most people, your hand is in the air. I know I’m struggling with one or two goals on my list. However, like a good Physical Therapist, I’ve written down my 2015 goals in my planner (yes, I still use a written planner) so they serve as a constant reminder to keep me on track. As a PT, I am confident in my ability … Continue reading