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  • October 13, 2020

Why Self-Efficacy is One of the Most Important Aspects of a Patient’s Recovery

The following is adapted from Called to Care. One of my favorite physical therapy patients ever was Tommy, a Green Beret who suffered from multiple lower extremity trauma injuries after a parachute jump on a windy day. We were preparing to get him back in marching shape, which for a Green Beret typically means covering…

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  • October 8, 2020

6 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude and Improve Your Well-Being

The following is adapted from Called to Care. Who do you think has more emotional and physical wellbeing: a person who won the lottery, or a person who keeps a gratitude journal? It may surprise you, but over the long-term, the gratitude journalers win out.  The great motivational speaker Zig Ziglar once said, “Gratitude is…

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  • October 5, 2020

3 Types of Goals Essential to Any Patient’s Recovery

The following is adapted from Called to Care. Jane resides at an assisted living facility, and after being independent, she spent several weeks in inpatient rehab following a series of small strokes. Regardless of where she went—from acute care to her current facility—providers focused her care on goals related to her physical stature and function,…

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  • October 1, 2020

October is National Physical Therapy Month

National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is a commemoration held each October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). NPTM is designed to recognize the impact that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives, achieving their physical activity goals, and improving their overall quality of life.  Benefits of Physical Therapy   Physical therapists are evidence-based…

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  • September 30, 2020

A Daily Mindfulness Practice is the Best Way to Build Empathy for Your Patients

The following is adapted from Called to Care. Five patients in a row with flu-like symptoms—fast onset of fever and chills, muscle aches and some accompanying runny nose and watery eyes. Dr. Blain had gotten so used to the diagnosis that he had gone from a fifteen-minute patient interaction on the first patient of the…

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  • September 29, 2020

Why Healthcare Providers Find it Difficult to Give Patients the Patience They Need

The following is adapted from Called to Care. Imagine how many times an internist diagnoses patients with flu viruses, colds, bronchitis, strep throat, and other health concerns in the depth of winter. Patient after patient after patient comes in with the exact same symptoms, the same diagnosis, the same treatment advice. After a while, it…

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  • August 11, 2020

Confluent Health Announces Partnership with HPRC

Louisville-based Confluent Health announces expansion in three new Southern markets with private practice partnership Confluent Health is proud to announce our newest partnership, Human Performance and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. (HPRC), a privately-owned rehabilitation company founded in 1955.  HPRC offers a broad service line including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, orthotics, prosthetics, and electrodiagnostic testing…

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  • July 30, 2020

Tribute to Jerry Goldstein

On Sunday, we lost our beloved friend, co-worker, and ally, Jerry Goldstein. Jerry was a partner and the COO at Lake Centre for Rehab and Rehab Therapy Works in Florida, both partners of Confluent Health. He fought valiantly against cancer and will be remembered for his warm spirit, endless wisdom, energy, and kindness. Obituary for…

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  • July 29, 2020

Get Rid of Headaches with Physical Therapy

Read More Confluent Health News Headaches are no joke – while a mild headache may just be a nuisance, serious headaches can leave victims debilitated and desperately searching for a way to get rid of headaches. Headaches affect 47% of the global population and are described by the type and location of pain in the…

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  • July 13, 2020

Confluent Health Celebrates 49 Physical Therapists in Achieving Specialist Board Certifications

This week, 49 physical therapists from the Confluent Health family of private practices have added three additional letters to their long list of decorated qualifications. Achieving a board certification places these dedicated therapists at the top of their field in physical therapy.   Board certifications are granted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), requiring a minimum 2,000…

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