Last week, I covered my favorite must-haves for a general oncology clinic. Today's episode covers my favorite, essential items for an onco-lymphedema clinic. The idea with these two episodes is to pare down all the excess "toys" & "gadgets that tend to clutter our clinics - or to give those starting a clinic an idea … Continue reading Ep. 58 – The Essentials of an OncoPT Lymphedema Clinic
Happy New Year y'all! I'm back from the holidays, getting married, & our honeymoon, ready to get back in the swing of things! Thanks for your patience as I took a much needed break as we wrapped up 2019, & I can't wait to see what we accomplish in 2020. With the new year upon … Continue reading Ep. 56 – New Episode, New Year 2020!
For many of our patients, the New Year means new insurance: whether that means a new plan or simply a rollover into fresh deductible & out-of-pocket costs, these changing financial obligations can be a major barrier to physical therapy services. Last year, my clinic had a MAJOR drop-off in patient volume from December to January, … Continue reading Ep. 54 – How to Avoid the Dreaded New Year Slump
Today's episode concludes my 3-part series on hematological cancers, this time with an overview of lymphomas & a case study of a previous patient of mine. I hope you've enjoyed this series, & don't forget to check out the previous episodes on Multiple Myeloma & Leukemia! Lymphoma Commonly divided into Hodgkin Lymphoma & Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma … Continue reading Ep. 53 – Hematological Cancers part 3: Lymphoma (plus a case study!)
Many physical therapy specialty areas have certification examinations which distinguish practitioners as experts in their field. This year, the first ever oncology specialist certification examination was held, which is an exciting step forward for the oncology physical therapy realm. Among the now certified oncology specialists is Lauren Miller, PT, DPT (from Episode 32), & she … Continue reading Ep. 50 – Passing the Oncology Specialist Certification Exam with Lauren Miller, PT, DPT