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June 2014 - Posts

Life of a PTA

Guarded Conversations
by Allison Young
Recently, in the middle of a treatment session, I had a patient worriedly ask me if the skilled nursing facility where we were working was "going out of business." Considering how random the question was, but more importantly how concerned the patient Read More...
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The Family Motivation
by Allison Young
There are many motivating techniques as PT/PTAs we can utilize with our patients to encourage participation and compliance with their plan of care. I like to think my ability to discuss a wide range of topics (Halibut fishing? NFL stats? Crochet patterns?) Read More...
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The Productivity Push
by Allison Young
Once upon a time, not but a short few months ago, I worked in a large corporate-run skilled nursing facility where the productivity of the rehab staff was considered top priority. Even above the recovery of the patients, you may ask? Almost -- with productivity Read More...
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Reassess the Goal
by Allison Young
Last weekend I ran my second half-marathon. In hindsight, I'm pleased with my performance, having finished 4 minutes faster than last year's half. When I signed up for the run this year, however, I originally set the lofty goal of running the full marathon. Read More...
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