Last month saw a unique occurrence for ADVANCE. In an effort to highlight interdisciplinary collaboration, we scheduled a staff-written article to be the cover story of two different publications, ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners (Feb. 4) and ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine (Feb. 18).
That article focused on JAG Pediatric Therapy in West Orange, NJ, which just opened last fall and treats children with a variety of conditions such as cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorders, fine-motor delay, gross-motor delay and Marfan syndrome. This clinic is staffed by the two-person, PT/OT team of Megan Acquaro, PT, DPT, and Kathleen Kane, MS, OTR/L. Both talked extensively with ADVANCE about how their services complement each other, how they worked together to launch the clinic and how they continue to team up in growing the practice. In addition to the cover story itself, we produced an exclusive ADVANCE video of Megan and Kathleen on the job.
Do you interact frequently with OT practitioners during the course of your workday? How do you believe that OT/PT collaboration can be enhanced to provide the best outcomes for patients?