StrongPosture® Protocols Connect Patients with the PosturePractice Team
The key to retention is compliance, and the key to compliance is engagement. Structured StrongPosture® exercises are a rehab protocol framework that gets people excited about their progress…especially when they experience being able to move without pain and balance in ways they thought they couldn’t.
When a member of your team is training someone and personally facilitates the objective functional improvement, there’s a contagious excitement between patient and staff. The positive feedback, results and interaction build the patient’s desire for further improvement.
All exercise is definitely not created equal, especially when it comes to engaging patients. StrongPosture® exercises are unique in creating objective personal awareness, and benchmarking that awareness with a PostureZone picture. The attentional focus of StrongPosture® MUST vs TRY cueing means exercise is functionally individualized to the person. Systematically correcting someone’s perception of their motion to objective reality targets the weak link in that person’s kinetic chain, as evidenced when one person feels tightness in the legs while another experiences a stretch in the middle back with the same focused-motion exercise.
Dr. Weiniger discusses the value of creating a PosturePractice team in the video below:
StrongPosture® rehab exercises can be taught by a trained staff person in most states, and reimbursed as Therapeutic Exercise (CPT code 97110). When training is properly documented as part of a rehab program, Neuromuscular Re-education (CPT 97112) can be another option. And one of the advantages of having exercises taught by a Certified Posture Exercise Professional (CPEP), is having a staff person teach StrongPosture® classes – which can be billed as Group Exercise (CPT 97150)
Clearly connecting the exercise, presenting symptoms and their PostureZone picture is important to build strong staff-patient engagement (as well as for your clinical treatment plans and insurance coding). When there’s a clear purpose for addressing posture from the benchmark picture, and the patient is engaged with their pain relief and functional improvement, the team member gets excited because they helped the person improve. It’s the same excitement clinicians experience when our insight and skills prompt a patient to give a heartfelt “Thank You!”