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ENCOURAGING SELF-MANAGEMENT

In 2010, I attended a conference on exercise and physical activity in aging.  The programming, which was excellent, focused almost exclusively on the impact of aging on body systems, as well as the latest evidence on exercise prescription. This conference inspired me to pursue the Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) course series offered through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. At the end of the conference in 2010, the final keynote speaker posed a “so what” question to the audience. While the science supports everything we do as therapists in terms of exercise prescription, the keynote speaker asked, … Continue reading

How Therapists Can Support Our Veterans Through Honor Flights

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Diane Hatterman, Physical Therapist Assistant, with Infinity Rehab in Spokane, Washington has found a way to make a difference with our military veterans. In October, Diane took her second trip as a guardian to one of our veterans on the Honor Flight. The Honor Flight Network was started to show our appreciation and respect for the veterans who have served our country. Each year, dozens of planes make the trip to Washington DC full of veterans. Upon arrival in DC, the veterans are whisked off to see the memorials dedicated to the vets with a police escort at all times. … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Teams Compete in the Annual ‘Tri at the Grove’

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On July 25th, athletes of all ages and abilities converged on Lakeside Park, Cottage Grove Lake, Oregon for the annual ‘Tri at the Grove‘ duathlon and triathlon events. Infinity Rehab sponsored several teams of therapists for the competition. Congrats to all participants and it sounds like you each had a fun and eventful time! Here is a summary of the events from Eloise Cole, an Infinity Rehab Aide and Tri at the Grove participant:   The ability for a therapy team to work together is essential for an enjoyable, efficient, and functional rehabilitation department. Thanks to opportunities such as the … Continue reading

Grassroots Advocacy through Sharing our Expertise

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Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. Who better to provide this information than physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists? Each therapy discipline is uniquely qualified to help older adults remain active and healthy. Of course, this happens every day in the many skilled nursing, assisted, and independent living facilities in which Infinity Rehab therapists treat older adults. But what about beyond the rehab center or outpatient clinic? What are we doing as therapists to advocate for older adults? … Continue reading

Infinicast Vol 4: Triple Aim, Rising Health Care Costs, Coordinated Care, and Therapists

In this edition of Infinicast, Infinity Rehab’s Director of Professional Development, Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS, sat down with our President, Mike Billings, PT, MS, CEEAA, to discuss a wide range of topics. Triple aim, rising health care costs, coordinated care and how those three issues impact therapists are discussed at length. So, sit back, tune in and enjoy the latest episode of Infinicast!

Season’s Greetings from Infinity Rehab!

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It has been an eventful year: sequester, functional G-codes, government shutdown, healthcare.gov, and now a budget deal. This month, the U.S. Senate voted 64-36 to approve a bipartisan budget agreement. The House passed the measure on December 12 and the President has indicated he will sign the bill into law. The bill includes an amendment that avoids a 20% reduction in the physician fee schedule (Sustainable Growth Rate or SGR) that was scheduled for January 1, 2014. It also extends the therapy caps exceptions process as well as the Manual Medical Review Process (MMR). Unfortunately, the bill is only a … Continue reading