Dawn hosting breakout session at IARP Conference on Medical Bill Reviews
The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) Annual Conference is taking place November 12-13 virtually. The conference will offer sessions that go beyond the broad spectrum into the fine detail of the expert’s methodology, introduce new ideas and skills for rehabilitation and life care planning professionals, and create opinions based ...Read More
Chronic back pain can affect day-to-day functioning during work or to just being able to sleep, let alone enjoying daily activities. Conservative treatment for back injuries and pain can include medications, exercise, physical therapy, massage, etc. However, when this type of pain management fails to achieve progress and improvement, more ...Read More
Typical pain reduction strategies are often ineffective for a lot of people with sciatica, however, nerve flossing combined with traditional physical therapy may be the option that helps.
Nerve flossing, also known as neural gliding, nerve gliding, or nerve mobilization, is various exercises that are designed to mobilize and stretch ...Read More
Cracking the Code for Therapy Goods and Services
Dawn Cook, RN, CLCP, CLNC was featured in the Winter 2021 release of the AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning. The article titled “Cracking the Code for Therapy Goods and Services” features CPT and HCPCS codes along with their definitions, that are used for 10 common types ...Read More
Whiplash: Causes, Symptom and Treatment
Whiplash is a term often used to describe a type of soft tissue injury to the neck, a sprain, or strain. It occurs usually due to injuries that are characterized by a sudden extension and flexion motion of the neck, this causing injury to the ligaments and muscles in the ...Read More
Mobility Limitations and Assessing Homes
Nary, Young, and Renault developed a 31-page pdf titled “Making Homes Visitable: A Guide for Wheelchair Users and Hosts”, which details the importance of considering ways to make homes visitable for those with mobility limitations, such as those who use walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.
The pdf discusses what a visitable ...Read More
Replacement Intervals in Life Care Planning
Dawn Cook’s article “Replacement Intervals in Life Care Planning” was recently published in the Fall 2020 issue of the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning (AANCLP). The AANCLP has been providing peer-reviewed excellence in life care planning since 2006.
This article details how to determine replacement intervals for ...Read More
Acupuncture is considered an alternative medicine treatment or therapy and it involves small needles being inserted, by a professionally trained acupuncturist, into the skin. The needles are inserted where a patient is reporting pain, such as neck or back pain and the insertion is usually painless.
The initial acupuncture session, ...Read More
Life Care Planning and Math
Dawn Cook was recently published in the Fall 2020 issue of the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning (AANCLP) with her article titled “It’s All About the Numbers”. The AANCLP has been providing peer-reviewed excellence in life care planning since 2006.
This article discusses the importance of correct ...Read More
Ankle Foot Orthoses and the Role of an Orthotist
Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are a type of brace designed to provide support, and joint alignment of the foot and ankle for patients with neurological or musculoskeletal caused walking disorders or muscle weakness. Some conditions that can cause muscle weakness include cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis. A prescription for ...Read More