myPTpodcast

myPTpodcast

Hello and welcome to the myPTsolutions podcast! I'm your host Devin DeBoer. I am a physical therapist with 21 years of experience and I’m currently working a travel assignment in home health. This is a show for therapists, by therapists, where we have candid conversations and share real-life experiences and challenges we all face every day in our practice. Our goal is to provide valuable insight, encouragement and optimism for therapists. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to subscribe! Let us know if there are any topics you would like to hear about.... Show More

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October 15, 2019 39 min

Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) is on the horizon.  Trisha, PT and home health rehabilitation manager, peels back the curtain on the new payment system set for January 2020.  She provides helpful suggestions for how to best prepare for the change. 



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Rehab Manager, Matt Williams, provides an in-depth look at how PDPM is affecting his skilled nursing facility.  Matt discusses how he does not expect major changes for his staff or in reimbursement.   

The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM), effective October 1, 2019, will improve payments made under the SNF PPS in the following ways:
• Improves payment accuracy and appropriateness by focusing on the patient, ra... Read more

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In this podcast Jim Stark, PT identifies four effective treatment strategies to begin the healing process with patients who are suffering from chronic pain.  Jim highlights the importance of sleep, mindful movement and guided motor imagery as effective treatment strategies. 





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In a continuation of the previous episode, Jim Stark, PT, helps identify the key elements of the therapist-patient alliance.  



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Jim Stark, PT continues in this episode to identify key elements of the therapist-patient alliance.  Jim describes how clinicians need to invite their patients to change and why believing the patient’s story is so vital.   



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This is the first podcast in a 3 part series focused on treating patients with chronic pain.  In this first episode Jim Stark, PT identifies that listening and creating a trusting therapist- patient alliance is vital. 



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This is the first podcast in a 3 part series focused on treating patients with chronic pain.  In this first episode Jim Stark, PT identifies that listening and creating a trusting therapist- patient alliance is vital. 

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On a rainy cold day in November, Jason Boddu greeted me with a warm smile.  Jason, a soft-spoken man with a warm smile, owns Health Source Rehabilitation in Portland, Michigan.  His reserved demeanor hides his passion for manual physical therapy.  Jason started his physical therapy journey in the same clinic that he now owns.  After graduating from college and unsure of his next career move, Jason’s father suggested he help in t... Read more

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Brenna, a school SLP explains IEPs, Secret Codes, and Bus Duty as an elementary and high school speech and language pathologist.  



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A mother of 2 children under the age of 4 shares her journey of starting a Physical Therapy Practice.  Emily Wilson provides candid advice and great insight into the challenges and rewards of “going out on her own.”  



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Devin and John tell the story of how a friendship in Physical Therapy school grew into a business- just not the one they were dreaming of!



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October 1, 2018 30 min

Want to know what it takes to thrive as a rehabilitation manager? In this episode my guest Matt Williams speaks to the vision, leadership and perseverance required for the position. 



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August 15, 2018 45 min

Jennifer provides an honest behind the scenes story of what life is like with a chronic illness. She provides insightful suggestions for how to approach chronic illness for PT, OT and SLPs.



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July 24, 2018 36 min

Devin's guest on this episode is Michelle Lenore, a former occupational therapist who has transitioned to a new position as a rehab manager. Michelle brings us an honest look at the transition from clinician to Rehabilitation Manager role. We discuss job duties, stress management and skill set required for the job.Its a highly recommended listen for anyone seeking tips or considering a role in management.



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In this episode myPTsolution's co-owner Devin DeBoer sits down with therapist Emily Hooten. Emily discusses the unique stressors of pediatric home care and traditional home care. They also discuss strategies for handling home health stressors. 



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June 13, 2018 52 min

myPTsolutions' co-owner Devin DeBoer sits down with Jim White, a home health Physical Therapist with 30+ years of experience. Through their candid conversation they identify home health stressors and provides suggestions on how to manage them. 



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June 13, 2018 52 min

myPTsolutions' co-owner Devin DeBoer sits down with Jim White, a home health Physical Therapist with 30+ years of experience. Through their candid conversation they identify home health stressors and provides suggestions on how to manage them. 

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