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Compliance in Cash-Based Practice, Part 1: State Practice Acts, Direct Access, and Licensure
It may be tempting to grab a treatment tabe, head to your local box gym, and start pocketing cash for your services. But now more than ever, it is essential that every physical therapist venturing into business does so with as much attention to compliance as the large PT corporations do. Our brand as a doctoring profession and the authority in movement health depends on it! Below are the first three compliance essentials you must consider before treating your first cash-based patient….read more.
Compliance in Cash-Based Practice, Part 2: Business Registration
Starting a new business is one of the most exciting and simultaneously nerve-wracking experiences you may go through in life. For many, treating your first few patients eventually leads to a full-time cash-based physical therapy practice. Whether you’re just treating a few patients on the side or opening up a full-time practice, it is absolutely essential that you protect yourself from liability. A strong foundation early on will help you succeed in the long run—and give you peace of mind in the short term....read more.
Compliance in Cash-Based Practice, Part 3: HIPAA and Data Compliance
HIPAA compliance and web security can feel overwhelming. A data breach or HIPAA violation can be a single point of failure for your practice. However, laying the foundation for HIPAA success will help you revolutionize the physical therapy patient experience—and expand the impact that cash-based practices can have on the health of society overall. So today, let’s talk about how to protect your patients’ data through data privacy and security in mobile and cash-based PT practices…..read more.
Software in Cash-Based Practice, Part 1: Setting up for Patient Care
At MovementX, we’ve spent years developing an internal software designed specifically for our cash-based PTs and have learned the ins and outs of what is needed from technology to be successful in this model. Today, we’ll start with software that can streamline and strengthen patient care. Stay tuned, however, as we’ll cover software for billing and practice administration in future blog posts. …..read more.
Software in Cash-Based Practice, Part 2: Managing Your Finances
What types of software you’ll need to optimize the financial operations of your cash PT business? When you are setting up your cash-based practice, ask yourself about how big you hope to grow over the next one, five, and even 10 years. If you know you’ll eventually want to start billing insurance, choose software that is scalable (so it can grow with you) and is able to integrate with other solutions. Take time to find what suits you, your workflows, and your patients, first and foremost.….read more.
Software in Cash-Based Practice, Part 3: Clinic Communications
We’ve all worked for well-intended businesses that are either inefficient or downright dysfunctional because of breakdowns in communication. Imagine all the coordination that must happen daily between clinic owners, employees, patients, and referral sources—it’s a lot! And if these lines of communication aren’t functioning as they should, it can lead to diminished clinical outcomes, lost business revenue, and a compromised company culture. …..read more.
Top 3 Drawbacks to Cash-Based Practice, and How PTs Can Address Them
Those of us interested in private practice physical therapy can’t go a day without hearing about the rise in cash-based practices in our industry, and for good reason! With cash-based practices, there is autonomy to design the physical therapy experience in a way that is best for the patient—and not predicated by the insurance giants. Cash-based practice can be an incredible tool to help elevate the physical therapy profession. That is, if it’s wielded correctly….read more.
Cash-Based Practices: The Good, the Bad and the ugly
I recently spoke to Dr. Keaton Ray, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, the Co-Founder & COO of the out-of-network organization MovementX. She affirms that diminished administrative burden is one of the biggest draws of cash-pay: “Documentation is more streamlined, billing and claims issues diminish, fewer staff is needed, and ultimately your overhead is lower.” Let’s take a step back and talk honestly about the different facets of cash-pay practices: the good, the bad, and the ugly….read more.
23 Patient Stories that Show Just How Amazing PTs Are
“I have had two PT sessions with Dr. Liz Ruegg and I cannot say enough about the positive care I have received. I am a healthcare provider and an avid exerciser/athlete enduring a long-standing injury to my low back with a tremendously difficult recovery. In addition to the chronic physical pain, I’ve fought the mental battle of “fearing movement” and feeling like I would never get back to being my normal athletic self. Liz’s words, expertise in her field, and personalized plan have begun to dissolve that mindset, and lessen my pain level already. I look forward to a strong and active life without constant back pain very soon. Thank you to Liz and MovementX for doing what you do.”….read more.
12 Physical Therapists to Watch in 2021
Josh D’Angelo and Keaton Ray are the co-founders of MovementX, a cash-based practice that provides transformative, personalized care beyond the walls of a clinic or hospital. They founded MovementX with a simple goal in mind: starting a movement revolution that enables patients to access physical therapy wherever, whenever. Now with multiple locations in 12 states, MovementX is growing quickly and is always looking for physical therapists in search of a new kind of freedom and autonomy in their professional careers….read more.
Featured Guest Publications
What You Need to Know About Your Pelvic Floor
You’ve probably learned a lot about why it’s important to take care of your body, but one often overlooked area is the pelvic floor. Pelvic health is crucial to our well-being as it impacts our sexual health, bowel and bladder function, and keeps our spine stable and organs supported during our daily activities. Our pelvic health is just as important as any other aspect of our well-being but often, a lack of information prevents us from giving this region the attention it deserves….read more.
Hormone Roller Coaster: Breastfeeding and Libido
If you choose to breast/chestfeed and have the resources to do so, know that hormonal changes may have an affect on your libido, and these changes are likely temporary. If sex isn’t on your radar right now, there’s no absolutely no pressure to get back in the sack. But if sex is a priority, you can make a conscious choice to keep your sex life thriving, even while breast / chestfeeding What drives a lot of these physical changes are hormones, many of which are produced by the placenta- so let’s get familiar with a few of the heavy hitters……read more.
Sex in the Presence of Pelvic Dysfunction
Sex can (and should) look a little different for everyone. While there may be some basic agreed-upon mechanics and conventions, one of the joys and enrichments of sex is making it your own — mindfully understanding and accommodating your body and how it works. But what if things don’t work like they should? What if sex becomes less enjoyable or even painful? In some cases, the pelvic floor muscles may be responsible….read more.
The 7 Best Foam Rollers in 2021 to Relieve Muscle Soreness
Foam rolling not only gets blood flowing to your muscles when used before a workout, but afterward, when your body is stressed and tight, the act actually triggers your muscles to tell your brain to change your nervous system output, explains Keaton Ray PT, DPT, CSCS, director of physical therapy and co-founder of MovementX in Portland. This loosens the tightness in your muscles, making you feel less painful and more flexible…read more.
3 Inspiring Small Business Stories On How to Survive During Covid-19
“The initial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and shutdown was a dramatic drop in business. As people went into lock-down, it became apparent that physical distancing was going to have an enormous impact on how we serve our clients. To survive, MovementX knew we had to prioritize finding alternative ways to provide high-quality and safe care in this new environment.” Dr. Fred Gilbert, Chief People Officer at MovementX…read more.
Here’s Exactly What You Need to be Successful Working From Home
The human body was designed to move, but desk jobs have forced our bodies into a more sedentary lifestyle. “Even if you have a great ergonomic setup and maintain the perfect posture your grandma taught you, you’ll eventually develop aches and pains if your body isn’t consistently moving,” says Dr. Keaton Ray, co-founder of MovementX, who has a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist…read more.
How To Do a Donkey Kick to Strengthen your Glutes
Sure, donkey kicks are aptly named since they mimic the animal’s movement—but they also build a great, well, you get the picture. “When performed correctly, this exercise does an excellent job of isolating the biggest and bulkiest glutes muscle—the gluteus maximus,” says Keaton Ray, CSCS, trainer and co-founder of MovementX physical therapy in Portland, Oregon…read more.
9 Things Your Chest Pains Could Mean
Chest pain can be particularly alarming since it could signify an issue with your heart. Though chest pain isn’t always caused by a serious medical problem. Costochondritis usually resolves on its own after a few weeks but it can sometimes last for several months or more. “Given you stop the primary aggravating factor and take good care of yourself, the prognosis for recovery is very good with little intervention,” Dr. Keaton Ray, physical therapist and orthopedic specialist, told INSIDER…read more.
How To Do Jumping Jacks The Right Way
“Jumping jacks target the cardiovascular system, yet are safe and approachable, even for beginners,” says Dr. Keaton Ray, physical therapist, CSCS, trainer and co-founder of MovementX physical therapy in Portland, OR. The real workers here are your calves and ankles—they’re taking the primary load as they propel your body up and down, and stabilize your legs in the process, Ray says. “It’s a lot of force for these relatively small muscles, so be prepared to be a little sore the next day,” she adds…read more.
This At-Home Butt and Abs Workout For Women Uses Only a Resistance Band
Whether you’re hoping to get a derrière like Beyoncé or simply know how important it is to sculpt, glute work can be super demanding. Physical therapist and athletic trainer Dr. Keaton Ray has the at-home glute and ab workout for women that’ll offer up that hurts-so-good burn. This series of body-weight activation exercises targets the primary butt and core muscle groups to increase stability and strength. All you need? A resistance band and an exercise mat…read more.
Have Back Pain? Researchers Say Video Games Can Help.
Lower back pain is the most debilitating musculoskeletal condition around the world, with more than 80 percent of Americans experiencing it at some point in their lives. It’s costly too: In the United States alone, costs related to the condition exceed $100 billion a year. Dr. Keaton Ray attributes the condition and costs to a sedentary society, discordant treatment options, and an inefficient healthcare system…read more.
Providing Onsite Physical Therapy Services
Not too long ago, physical therapists (PTs) largely were constrained to their workplace—their practice, clinic, or hospital. Today’s PT has evolved, taking the action outside the designated physical therapy “office” and bringing care to patients wherever they may be. “We use precision care to deliver high-quality services,” explains Dr. Josh D’Angelo.” We are able to treat them in their home, analyze their ergonomics, and recommend changes…read more.
This Type of Muscle Tear Will Poison Your Kidneys
“Rhabdomyolysis occurs when muscles get severely damaged and leak their proteins into the bloodstream,” explains emergency room physician Dr. Kimberly Brown. For parents who may manage their postpartum depression or their mental health in general with the help of medication and exercise, that’s no reason to refrain from either healthy coping skills. However, it is a good reason to not push too hard, physical therapist and athletic trainer Dr. Keaton Ray warns…read more.
Stay-at-Home Health Tips for Seniors
Senior fitness experts like Dr. Scott McAfee of MovementX suggest at least 30 minutes of outdoor walking for healthy seniors. McAfee acknowledges both the physical and mental benefits of a short stroll. “Getting outdoors, soaking up some sunshine, and saying hello to neighbors,” he says, “can give both your mind and body the boost they need.” He reminds seniors that they should keep a safe, six-foot distance between themselves and others while walking…read more.
The Key to Aging in Place? Keep Moving, Experts Advise.
Staying mobile is the key to independence as you age. To help, Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates, a concierge family medicine practice, partnered with physical therapists at MovementX to develop an innovative eight-class series in fundamental movements aimed at building strength and preventing injury. “Every session is aimed at helping participants feel stronger, more independent and more knowledgeable about how exercise can benefit them,” explains Dr. Josh D’Angelo…read more.
5 Backpacks That Will Let You Run to Work
The anti theft backpack is safe and practical with a good, and it includes a spacious area look and good condition. The bag operate is incredibly powerful and continues to be within the method of exploration. the inside area is incredibly massive and may hold several things. The practical sectionalism style of sandwich and tiny package is incredibly affordable. However, luggage can not be inserted within the bags pole, not appropriate for carrying an excess amount of serious things. The Nathan Firestorm 5L Race Vest was recommended by Dr. Scott McAfee…read more.
Featured Cash Based Physical Therapy Podcasts + Interviews
New Physical Therapy Model: MovementX. Dr. John Huang is part of a new wave of PT that provides in home care as well as telehealth.
Keaton Ray, COO of MovementX defines success by positively effecting the lives of her company as well as the lives of their patients.