NACAMS is now offering physical therapists access to affordable and economical professional liability coverage.
What is Physical Therapy?
Physical Therapy (PT) is a form of rehabilitative health that uses specialized exercises and equipment to help patients improve or regain their physical abilities. PT is useful for many people, including infants born with certain types of birth defects, adults suffering from back pain or sciatica, as well as elderly patients who may have suffered from a stroke.
Physical Therapists can instruct patients on how to prevent or manage their illness or medical condition, so that they can live healthier lives. PTs examine each patient or individual in order to develop a plan, using techniques to promote the ability of movement, restore function, prevent disability, and reduce pain.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including private practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, outpatient clinics, sports and fitness facilities, schools, nursing homes, and small businesses. It is because of this variety of settings and direct personal care that professional liability insurance is imperative for physical therapists.
NACAMS has crafted a policy that is economical and provides physical therapists with the peace of mind you need.
Your extensive education, training, and experience as a physical therapist allows you to assist clients in achieving their personal health goals. By practicing without individual professional liability insurance, you could be placing your career and future finances as risk.
NACAMS coverage is immediate, which means that you’re protected from the moment you sign up. The sign-up process is quick and simple, oftentimes getting you coverage in three minutes or less.
Plus, your NACAMS policy travels with you. So, if you wind up taking your skills to a new location, you don’t have to go through the process of obtaining all new insurance policies. You can take your coverage with you. Whether you’re a student, self-employed or employed with a company NACAMS can provide affordable liability insurance coverage to protect you and your patients.
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One Policy Covers Multiple Disciplines
Teach yoga or fitness class on the side? NACAMS has you covered. Your policy for Physical Therapy also covers everything on the NACAMS modality list. You don't pay additional fees or charges for adding modalities.
What is Barre?
Barre is a system of exercise marked by its use of the ballet barre to support individuals during practice. Most barre workouts combine elements of dance, Pilates and yoga; however, each method maintains slight structural differences from the others.
In practicing barre exercises, individuals hope to achieve lean, dancer-like physiques. Classes often require balance and stamina, as students are encouraged to maintain their poses for extended periods of time. The low-impact nature of the exercise also makes it a highly accessible workout regime, practiced by people of all ages, body types and fitness levels. Some methods even incorporate props, such as support cushions or straps, to accommodate those with injuries and health conditions.
Lotte Berk, a famous German ballet dancer, is often attributed as the founder of barre exercise. In the 1950s, she developed an exercise method for women to improve their core stability, strength and flexibility. Although founded in England, Berk’s method gained much popularity upon its arrival in the United States, inspiring other dancers, such as Cindy Sites, to develop similar techniques.
There are many health benefits associated with barre, including improved strength, flexibility, balance and alignment. By focusing on core stability, the workouts are able to stretch and strengthen the core abdominal muscles.
Although the exercises are challenging at times, their use of controlled, isometric movements reduces pressure on the joints, eliminating unnecessary tension in the body. The extended duration of poses also builds stamina, improves posture and increases flexibility.
Today, there are numerous styles of barre practiced in studios and gyms around the country. Some of the popular methods include: