It seems that almost weekly, we are bombarded with new and exciting tools to help make our work “more efficient”, though usually at a pretty high cost. Tons of different apps and software promise to organize your clients, help you book appointments, and save you hours of pointless bookkeeping each day.
The reality is not usually as simple. Many of these systems save you time- if you’re willing to spend months learning how to use them. In the meantime, you can pay their monthly fees- often hundreds per month, on a tedious and unknown system. The worst part? This is often the best-case scenario. The company you’re with could always decide to stop supporting the system, leaving you with an incomplete product.
After a bit of research, we decided to answer the question- is going paperless worth it?
Diabetes is a condition where the body lacks insulin or has an impaired response to insulin, and affects over 9% of the population. Insulin is the hormone that enables the body to use glucose for energy. With a lack of insulin or a response to it, blood sugar levels can rise dangerously high.
It is important to be aware of your patients’ medical conditions before implementing any manual therapy treatment. Previous medical conditions or illnesses may affect your treatment plan and impact your diagnosis of the problem. When treating diabetic patients, take the following considerations into account.
3% of people will develop a frozen shoulder in their lifetime.
It can be persistent, have a long recovery, and often arises after lack of use due to a previous shoulder injury.
For both the manual therapist and patient, this can be frustrating. However, a frozen shoulder, often responds well to a proper combination of treatments and exercise.
As a manual therapist, you can prescribe at-home exercises to help speed up the recovery process. Instruct your patient to complete the following 3 exercises 10 times, 2-3 times every day. Make sure to explain why they should be doing them and give a thorough explanation as to how to do them correctly.