Lance Liberti, President, Integrative Practice Solutions
Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Along with the beauty and bliss of life comes the fact that life can also be tough and trying at times. But what you choose to do with your hardships speaks a lot about who you are. While most of us view setbacks as the end of the road and get disheartened, some turn their struggles into something meaningful. Such go-getters never give up in the face of adversity and use their sufferings as a jumping-off point for helping others. One such per severing and idealist leader who is setting an instance of dedicated leadership in the healthcare industry is Lance Liberti, the president of Integrative Practice Solutions, an organization dedicated to the discovery, perfection, and implementation of multi-disciplinary healthcare models that offer favorable clinical outcomes and robust financial returns.
Nearly two decades ago, Lance suffered three significant ligament injuries while playing high school football. And six years after the surgical repair of his knee, significant function in the joint was lost. Upon MRI, he was found to have early-onset Osteoarthritis and knee replacement surgery was recommended. However, his natural knee was saved through the injection of Hyaluronic Acid, and to this day, he maintains normal function of the same knee. This experience truly changed his life and propelled him to help others going through similar experiences. Thus, in 2008, he co-founded his first Osteoarthritis specialty clinic in the US, along with the physician that had previously injected and saved his natural knee. Since then he has been helping thousands of knee pain sufferers across the nation find relief.
A Non-Surgical Approach to Treat Knee Pain Caused By OA
Arthritis is a serious health crisis. According to CDC, 1 in 4 US adults has some form of arthritis, a figure that is projected to reach 78 million by the year 2040. Osteoarthritis is the 3rd fastest growing condition in the US amongst the elderly behind only diabetes, and dementia. Yet while the number of patients with this disease continues to rise, the standard of care treatment for OA is not keeping up with this demand. Until recently the primary treatments for Osteoarthritis of the knee were limited to corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, knee replacement surgery, or simply learning to live with the pain and frustration of a mobility-limited lifestyle. Intra-articular corticosteroid (IACS) injections remain a primary treatment option for OA despite the risk of cartilage damage and other severe complications. Another typical treatment for end-stage knee osteoarthritis is total knee replacement (TKA). However, with long waiting lists and high levels of dissatisfaction, alternative treatments such as unloading knee braces could potentially delay surgery. Recent studies reveal that up to 30% of patients are dissatisfied after only one year from surgery and one in 200 knee replacement patients die within 90 days of surgery. Also, due to its disappointing results, over 60,000 TKA revision procedures were performed between 2005 and 2006 across the United States. And, the most common cause of revision knee arthroplasty was infection at 25.2%, implant loosening at 16.1%,and implant failure or breakage at 9.7%. Thus, to help patients avoid these drugs, surgeries, and complications, Integrative Practice Solutions, LLC was born.
The company has developed a unique treatment program —The Advanced Arthritis Relief Protocol™(AARP) for resolving the Osteoarthritic knee pain currently suffered by over 27 million elderly Americans. The AARP program is a non-surgical approach to the treatment of knee pain caused by Osteoarthritis and it consists of a combination of non-surgical intra-articular hyaluronic acid injections using guided fluoroscopy with specialized unloading knee bracing and a comprehensive physical therapy program to offer highly favorable patient outcomes. “The AARP program is covered by Medicare, including many aspects required by Medicare prior to approving knee replacement surgery. Our team of in-house trainers and carefully chosen preferred vendors include experts in the fields of marketing, clinical application, business management, medical billing, coding, compliance, and much more,” asserts Lance.
Over the past ten years, the AARP program has been proven successful through multiple case studies. In a case study of 384 patients, 99.74% experienced some reduction of pain/improvement of function and 92.7% experienced a 50% greater reduction of pain/improvement of function. Sharing her experience with AARP, a patient affirms, “Prior to treatment, I was in immense pain. I am doing 100% better in less than a month! “Speaking of the amazing result of the AARP program, one of the clients adds, “The AARP Program will alter your functional abilities so greatly that you won’t even believe where you were before!”
Enhancing Positive Clinical Outcomes without the Use of Drugs
IPS develops unique non-surgical protocols for Osteoarthritis, durable medical equipment (DME), and practice enhancement. It offers a comprehensive suite of services to help clinics successfully integrate new medical modalities into their practice that are in demand and highly reimbursable. Under the indomitable leadership of Lance, IPS helps medical doctors, chiropractors, and healthcare clinic owners attract more new patients for non-surgical treatment alternatives, enhance positive clinical outcomes without the use of drugs, and add $2m+ in additional collections to their practice annually.“The turn-key practice system and advice we deliver is based upon a lengthy track record in our own seven-figure practices, as well as those of our many satisfied clients with highly successful multi-disciplinary clinics nationwide,” opines Lance.
IPS understands that post-care protocols in concert with in-clinic procedures are critical to extend the positive healing process beyond the clinical setting and achieve truly effective outpatient pain management. Thus, it has developed an advanced Osteoarthritis unloading knee support device with years of extensive testing and proven results. The IPS OAide 3000™ Single Hinge Unloading Knee Brace is a one-size-fits-most product that has been shown to increase joint space; reducing pressure on the cartilage of the knee and knee capsule. IPS also offers specialized home rehabilitation devices that are a light, user-friendly, at-home physical therapy tool to assist patients in flexion and extension of the knee in an effort to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee as well as to encourage the healing effects of the visco supplement to take place.
Chalking the Growth Ahead
Over the years, IPS has helped a wide range of clinicians to exponentially increase their revenue by offering a patented, drug-free alternative to knee replacement surgery that eliminates their patients’ knee pain and returns their mobility. Utilizing radiographic imaging devices, as well as other unique emerging technologies, IPS has created a system to dramatically increase clinical outcomes and financial rewards. “Through the delivery of these various clinical business models to our clients nationwide, we are proud to have created many first-time millionaires, as well as aiding other already successful clinicians and clinic owners to expand upon their strong foundation,” states Lance. Under the insightful leadership of Lance, IPS continues to expand its ability to bring even greater efficiencies to Arthritis treatment while creating countless clinical success stories for patients, and robust financial results for physicians.