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Transition to Rehab Management

Relief In Sight
by Karen Schiff
A weight has been lifted from my shoulders. The first submission has been emailed to my mentor. Now is the time to take a deep breath and pray for a clean return of my case report. After months of sweat, sleepless nights, and emotional ups and downs, Read More...
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Making Changes
by Karen Schiff
Preparing a case report for initial submission isn't as simple as I thought it would be. Having followed the guidelines set forth by the APTA website for the content necessary in a case report, I failed to achieve a very important part: limited word count. Read More...
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Investing in Our Future
by Karen Schiff
Along with all the chaos that accompanies a capstone project, additional pressing issues come to the front lines. Within the past few months, the subject of G-Codes has taken up a majority of time in regard to educating ourselves, clinical and ancillary Read More...
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Good Timing
by Karen Schiff
A short break between semesters has proven to come at the best time for me. Today brings with it a major change in my facility, where one department is becoming two. Employees have been preparing for months for this change, with hopes that everything Read More...
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Light at the End of the Tunnel
by Karen Schiff
Registration for the final two courses has taken place. Mental, physical and emotional preparation is next on my agenda. Although I have a pretty good idea about what my case report will be, I often question myself and my ability to develop a doctoral-level Read More...
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Organized Chaos
by Karen Schiff
As we move toward the formation of a major rehabilitation provider in the region, meetings, conference calls and webinars fill my schedule. My new role is quickly becoming a challenge, in that therapists are being designated as working for the adult hospital, Read More...
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Graduation Day
by Karen Schiff
A big year is in the making. I've successfully completed training to become a Guardian Ad Litem. The next step is to wait for a case to be assigned to me. Quite often, friends and family question me about how I'll manage the guardianship of a minor or Read More...
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Adding to my Plate
by Karen Schiff
Literature reviews, reading case reports, contemplating how to approach this case study, gathering sources for a case report. A hectic week has kept me on my toes, as I work in an extremely busy outpatient department and juggle my school responsibilities, Read More...
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Confusion Revisited
by Karen Schiff
The first week at a different rehabilitation center has proven to catch me off guard, by giving me much to think about while I attempt to absorb the complexity of the entire situation. As the first manager of a busy rehabilitation center, I'm attempting Read More...
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A New Beginning
by Karen Schiff
Day in and day out, more than a few patients have taken a life-threatening event and turned it into a life-changing experience. Many have admitted there is some reason that they're still alive and have taken the opportunity to experience what they were Read More...
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Lessons Unexpected
by Karen Schiff
Completing the fall semester early led me to believe that my first week would be relaxed and quiet. Unfortunately, this was not the case. As the senior physical therapist in a busy outpatient department, I'm expected to mentor, counsel and discipline Read More...
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Fall Semester Done
by Karen Schiff
After much sweat and tears this past semester, I've finally managed to finish my three online classes for my DPT with a month to spare. It was perhaps the most challenging semester so far, with a class titled "Direct Access." Having worked 20-plus years Read More...
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Staying Profitable and Productive
by Karen Schiff
One thing is true in the field of rehabilitation: Change is constant. This has never been more true than at the present time. Within the past year, there have been staffing shortages followed by staffing surplus; needed equipment, but not enough room; Read More...
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Counting Down with Chaos
by Karen Schiff
As these past few weeks roll by, I manage to organize the rest of my assignments for my third class this semester. Having finished two out of the three classes already, I've become a bit of a procrastinator with my studies and haven't utilized my "down-time" Read More...
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PT Advocacy
by Karen Schiff
As a therapist and candidate for a doctorate in physical therapy, I have several opportunities to speak up and make a statement for the patients we treat on a daily basis. Over the past year and a half, I've learned it is in our scope of practice to make Read More...
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