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October 2011 - Posts

Life of a PTA

Learning Curve
by Allison Young
Just when I'm feeling somewhat comfortable with my daily patient schedule and documentation skills at the SNF, I'm slapped back into reality. After six months of being a full-time PTA, I've seen many different patients, many of whom had me shaking in Read More...
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Seeking Obituaries: Morbid or Closure?
by Allison Young
Since taking my first inpatient PTA position six months ago, I've developed a somewhat morbid habit that is completely career related -- I assure you. Most weekends (and I'll admit many weekday evenings), I find myself perusing the local online obituary Read More...
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The ‘Mom' Therapist
by Allison Young
Believe it or not, I am the only therapist within our whole "therapy team" at the SNF who has school-age children. This accounts for all of the PTs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs and speech therapists. There are a few who are parents to adult children but none with Read More...
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Therapeutic Instincts
by Allison Young
Ever had a day where nothing seems to go right? The alarm clock decides not to work, the dog gets sick in the middle of the night (discovered as you walk across the living room carpet that morning), oh, and you catch every red light on the way to work. Read More...
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