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August 2011 - Posts

Life of a PTA

The Dementia Patient
by Allison Young
During my first few months working in a skilled nursing facility, I had a variety of different patients on my schedule. As a new therapist working my first position, I threw myself into the work fueled by a mixture of excitement and complete fear. When Read More...
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Stimulation Overload
by Allison Young
I would not classify any aspect of my life as quiet and calm. My days begin with releasing squawking hens and turkeys from their coop and end with my kids refusing to go to bed and (on some nights) fighting the battle late into the night. The majority Read More...
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Use It or Lose It
by Allison Young
Working in a SNF, I've found I'm not reviewing my textbooks on grade III joint mobilizations on a weekly basis. This is the understatement of the year. The closest myofascial release I've done in my PTA experience thus far has been a gentle retrograde Read More...
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A Working Summer
by Allison Young
My family and I have reached the "dog days of summer" this week. I have to preface this statement with saying that the area of the country we live in (the Great Northwest) is not plagued with oppressive weather conditions like so many others of you out Read More...
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