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Safe at Work
by Danielle Bullen
Las Vegas--How can we keep an aging, changing workforce safe and able to work? That was the question posed at this morning's Combined Sections Meeting session "Workforce Trends and Their Impact on PT Practice." Nicole Matoushak, PT, MPT, CEES, CEAS, and Read More...
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New Technology is a Pipe Dream for Small Clinics
by Brian Ferrie
The following post was written by ADVANCE guest blogger Brian Knutsen, OTR/L, CHT, president of Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy LLC, located in Marion and Lexington, MA. SAN DIEGO -- In the CSM session, "Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Post-Stroke Arm Rehabilitation," Read More...
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Therapeutic Maestro Post-Stroke
by Brian Ferrie
The following post was written by ADVANCE guest blogger Brian Knutsen, OTR/L, CHT, president of Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy LLC, located in Marion and Lexington, MA. SAN DIEGO -- In the "Assessment of Upper Extremity Impairment, Function, and Activity Following Read More...
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Stroke in Younger Adults on the Rise?
by Brian Ferrie
The APTA issued a press release on Oct. 12 about a recent study published in the journal Neurology and conducted in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Researchers found that the rate of strokes among adults younger than 55 years of age increased Read More...
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Cabs Cater to Individuals in Wheelchairs
by Rebecca Mayer
The focus in U.S cities is beginning to shift toward expanding transportation options for disabled visitors and residents. Joining just three other cities in the United States, Atlanta now offers a viable option for individuals in wheelchairs who want Read More...
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Many Reasons To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving
by Rebecca Mayer
In addition to visiting with loved ones, Thanksgiving is a time for being grateful and for building and reliving strong traditions. The Food and Nutrition Services employees at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, MO, are preparing to celebrate Read More...
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Bald & Beautiful for Cancer
by Rebecca Mayer
On Friday afternoon, like so many others, I set off on a trip for the holiday weekend. I was driving North on Interstate 95 just south of Boston, MA, and my breath was taken away by a billboard. Yes, a billboard. I haven't been able to shake the image Read More...
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How to Boost Your Referrals
by Rebecca Mayer
Have you noticed a decrease in referrals lately? Are you blaming the economy? Well, surely tough economic times factor into the equation but are you certain that your facility is doing everything possible to maximize referrals? Industry experts contend Read More...
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Every Therapist's Nightmare
by Jon Bassett
Fascinating article today in the Reading (PA) Eagle . Physical therapist Kai Pedersen, who owns South Mountain Physical Therapy in Reading, was going about his day when a patient began to show symptoms of distress. Rosie Schucker, 74, fit the profile Read More...
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One PTA's Wish This Holiday Season
by Rebecca Mayer
Dubbed the 2010 PT Fundraising Drive, donations are being collected throughout Rhode Island to benefit the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation . With a long history of individual charitable pursuits, Kevin Silvia, PTA, CSCS, of Performance Physical Read More...
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Take Five Minutes of Your Day
by Rebecca Mayer
I spent a portion of my day fighting to swallow the big emotional lump in my throat and choke back tears as I attended the last of a 2010 lecture series at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. Surrounded by health care workers from every corner Read More...
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Improved Access for Patients
by Rebecca Mayer
The services offered by outpatient rehab facilities need to be considered and revamped regularly. But when was the last time that the physical space's impact on access to care was taken into consideration? The outpatient rehabilitation center at UCLA Read More...
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The Healing Power of the Outdoors
by Rebecca Mayer
Yesterday afternoon I stood witness as an elderly patient with respiratory failure cherished the feeling of wind on his face on a clear and crisp autumn day. It was exhilarating. Armed with a portable ventilator and a respiratory therapist, Robert Cox Read More...
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Are You Ready for Fall?
by Rebecca Mayer
Physical therapists across the country are beginning to gear up for National Physical Therapy Month, traditionally celebrated during the month of October each year. Come October, thousands of PTs nationwide will band together to help increase community Read More...
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Do You Measure Up?
by Rebecca Mayer
A pitiful 3 percent of 153,000 respondents in a study by Michigan State University met the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle. According to the study, a healthy lifestyle is defined by four basic standards: Not smoking Holding weight down Eating right Read More...
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