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  • April 2002 | Volume 15 - Issue 4
    By Anthony Poggio, DPM
    2,842 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Which managed care contracts should you sign? Which are truly beneficial for our individual practices? Many of us sign up for every managed care contract out of a sense of fear. There is this notion that if you don’t sign up, someone else will and you will lose access to a group of patients. Then when we submit claims or request authorizations, we find out that working with certain plans is cumbersome and frustrating. By that time, it is too late. There have been many articles written about reviewing contracts from a legal perspective, but what about the practical aspects? There are sever... continue reading

    21,635 reads | 0 comments | 09/03/08
    Muscle strength testing is not always part of a standard podiatric biomechanical evaluation. Unfortunately, muscular weakness can often influence function and, if undetected, can lead to chronic pain in the joints which the weakened muscles support. There are several reasons for muscular weakness, but the most common cause is chronic inhibition signaling from the CNS. Since motor signals to muscles normally cycle between facilitation (excitation) and inhibition, an alteration in this signaling can often cause chronic inhibition and subsequent pain. With this in mind, our expert panelists offe... continue reading