Swelling (edema) of the right leg and foot
10th Feb

Lymphedema Management

Not all swelling is lymphedema. Therefore, in clinical practice it is important to understand the difference between edema and lymphedema.   Edema is the abnormal pooling of fluid in the tissues or accumulation of excess interstitial fluids. It can be

Puzzle Pieces: Mentoring.
22nd Jan


Mentoring is an excellent opportunity to build relationships and give back to your industry by helping a new employee successfully transition to a new role/company and further their career goals. Mentoring helps provide new employees with the information, support, and

22nd Dec

Bring in the New Year with a $50 Gift Card!

Need a New Year’s Resolution? How about setting aside some time for career development? To assist you, Functional Pathways is offering a new monthly contest for full and part time therapists with a chance to win a $50 gift card. Rules:

Young businessman holding a cardboard with a smiley face on it i
18th Nov

Beyond Words: Caregiver Communication Strategies

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 9 Americans age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. With such high prevalence, most of us have been touched by this disease either personally and/or professionally. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive

23rd Oct

Quality = Self Improvement

In the healthcare field, we often think of quality in terms of what we provide to those we “care” for, the services we provide, and the outcomes we achieve. Take it a step further and begin to analyze quality in

Answers To The Test
17th Oct

Standardized Functional Assessments

Health care is a rapidly changing environment and it is important that, as therapists, we keep up with the pace. In keeping with the time, many insurance carriers are moving toward outcome based systems. This was reinforced with the recent

Knee Pain
17th Sep

Pain…are you Aware?

Since 2001, the month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month. Given the estimate that ⅓ – ½ of residents in senior care facilities have pain every day or almost every day, this is an important topic in our

12th Sep

Quality: What does that really mean?

In healthcare, we strive to provide quality services to patient populations that improve individual, desired health outcomes. This is driven more and more often by a “patient centered care” model of service delivery. A model that respects the patient’s right

Happy Senior Couple Dancing Holding Hands On A Tropical Beach
20th Aug

Prior Level of Life

“Lives with spouse in a one story home with 4 steps to enter…”sound familiar?  A key element of a comprehensive evaluation is establishing a clear and objective prior level of function.  As therapists, we utilize this information to help guide

Health Care Cash
11th Jul

Maintenance Therapy and Medicare Reimbursement

Maintenance Therapy and Medicare Reimbursement   On January 24, 2013, the U. S. District Court for the District of Vermont approved a settlement agreement in the case of Jimmo v. Sebelius, in which the plaintiffs alleged that Medicare contractors were