Maximizing Insurance Benefits for Physical Therapy
The first rule of thumb in maximizing insurance benefits is to make sure the patient gets the best therapy possible. Insurance policies often limit the first course of physical therapy treatment and then approve additional therapy only if the patient continues to show improvement. Author Pamela Armstrong discusses how to get the most from you insurance plan. She provides suggestions as a guide to maximize your benefits.
Playing Around With Recovery
In this issue we investigate some common games that therapists often use to help survivors recover speech and coordination. The good thing about therapy that uses games is that it doesn’t feel like work.
Continuing Physical Therapy at Home
Often stroke survivors feel their therapy ends long before they're ready. With that in mind, we asked physical therapist Craig Moore to suggust some thing that survivors could use at home to further their recovery.
Getting More For Less
An article about survivors participating in research studies as a way of getting extra therapy. It also includes a sidebar by survivor Chuck Hofvander of Prospect Heights, Illinois detailing his experience as a “guinea pig” in a research study of the Lokomat at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
Aphasia Therapy When Insurance Stops
Recovery from aphasia is a process that may continue for many years. Unfortunately, most people with aphasia find that their insurance coverage runs out before they are ready to leave therapy.
- Physical Effects Resources
- Functional Tone Management Arm Training Program
- Weight Training After Stroke
- Tips for Improving Fine Motor Skills
- Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy
Emotional & Behavioral Challenges
- Behavior Changes After Stroke
- One-side Neglect: Improving Awareness to Speed Recovery
- Cognitive Challenges After Stroke
- Personality Changes After Stroke
- Simple Techniques Can Help Memory after a Stroke
- Depression Trumps Recovery
- Self-Esteem after Stroke
- Auditory Overload
- Tips for Socializing with Aphasia
- Constraint-Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia
- Communication and Swallowing Resources
- Being A Communication Partner
- Aphasia vs. Apraxia
- Conditions Impacting Communication After Stroke
- Reading Rehabilitation After Stroke
- Steps to Improve Communication for Survivors with Dysarthria