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February 2012 - Posts

Life of a PTA

Who's in Control Here?
by Allison Young
Much has been discussed regarding motivating patients to participate in therapy. I've wrote more than one blog on this topic alone. However, I'm finding there are always more complex patients who I have to "convince" of the benefits of therapy each day. Read More...
Déjà Vu? Observing the SPTA
by Allison Young
Over the past few weeks, we've had a student PTA join our rehab team for her last clinical affiliation. When I first found out our SNF therapy department was hosting a PTA student for five weeks, I was excited for her. She would be in sympathetic company, Read More...
A Difference of Opinion
by Allison Young
As I'm discovering, a good therapy team can be the catalyst for a patient's recovery. In a successful group dynamic, therapists will feel comfortable asking different colleagues for advice regarding a patient's plan of care and when appropriate, offer Read More...
Life Versus a Five-Day Work Week
by Allison Young
It has been 10months since I began my first position as a PTA at a skilled nursing facility. As I've documented through this blog, there has definitely been a learning curve throughout my time there. I've had incredible lows (crying in frustration in Read More...


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