Healthcare News & Insights

Study: Virtual physical therapy improves outcomes, reduces costs

When patients have surgery, many need to see a physical therapist as part of their recovery. But making time to see another provider and paying for additional treatment is low on patients’ to-do lists, and some will avoid following postsurgical instructions – which can cause problems later on. 

Unusual technology used for hospital pain management

Because of the growing opioid epidemic in the country, hospitals are being tasked to find unique ways to relieve patients’ pain, instead of relying on drugs. While some facilities are focusing on nonopioid painkillers and physical therapy for pain relief, others are looking to an alternate reality.