Healthcare Whisperer versus Con Artist

The popular idiom of a “whisperer” is used to describe an individual who has special skills to interact with humans or animals to alter behavior and achieve outcomes that others cannot. What are the characteristics of a whisperer? A whisperer: Has high level of empathy Has specialized skills Focuses is understanding Uses body language communication…

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Orthopedic post-surgical protocols & Physical Therapy

If you have the misfortune of needing to have an elective orthopedic surgery, you will likely be referred to Physical Therapy following the surgery. You will likely follow a post –surgical rehabilitation protocol. Orthopedic surgeons and Physical Therapist have developed standard protocols for each surgical diagnosis or surgical procedure. The protocol will outline the step…

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Second Opinion Physical Therapist

Getting and providing second opinions regarding medical care is a common practice.  Getting and providing second opinions from a physical therapist is a less common practice, but why? Decisions regarding healthcare can by very important. There are times and situations when getting a second opinion regarding healthcare advice are a prudent action.  Studies have shown…

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Conflict Between Evidence Based Medicine – Patient Centered Based Medicine Why it is important

Evidence based medicine is the integration of best research evidence, with clinical expertise, and patient values. Evidence based medicine, a process of turning clinical problems into questions and then systematically locating, appraising, and using contemporaneous research findings as the basis for clinical decisions. Population based outcome research has repeatedly documented that patients who do receive…

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Frequently Asked Questions

 Frequently Asked Questions Do you take insurance? Damien Howell Physical Therapy does not take health insurance payments.  The practice is a cash based Physical Therapy practice. The services are considered out of network for all health insurance companies.  Documentation will be provided along with directions  on how you can submit a claim (insert hyperlink to…

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Damien Howell Physical Therapy   Service for Orthopedic Problems Service that is innovative, effective, efficient and patient centered Second opinions regarding Orthopedic Physical Therapy  Home based Cash based I come to you Damien Howell provides Physical Therapy services for orthopedic conditions. His service is based on a patient centered, evidenced based practice which is innovative, effective and efficient. He…

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