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Transition to Rehab Management

Looking Ahead
by Karen Schiff
The "Big Day" is arriving. Not a moment too soon. As my daughters and I pack our bags to take our family trip and attend my graduation, we reminisce about our last vacations together, and quickly agree that this will be the best vacation we have ever Read More...
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Case Report Accepted
by Karen Schiff
The day has finally arrived. The conclusion of the DPT program came just a few days ago, when I received the "green light" from my mentor. After two years of preparation, the day has come where I can close my laptop on my distance-based, transitional Read More...
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PT School: Two Weeks Left
by Karen Schiff
With just two weeks left of school, and fresh from hitting the "send" button for my third submission, I'm feeling a little pressure coming off my shoulders. While taking a break from rewriting my introduction and discussion (again, yes, again ), I've Read More...
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A Sense of Accomplishment
by Karen Schiff
Taking a day off work before I leave for Shenandoah University to attend the final onsite class for my DPT was more than just necessary. The last two weeks have been challenging, to say the least. Thank goodness my director suggested I take a day off Read More...
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Time is Running Out
by Karen Schiff
Just when I thought I had it all figured out, my entire background and discussion need to be re-written. Don't get me wrong: I realize that my mentor's comments are entirely true and acceptable. Thankfully, he offers suggestions to assist me with the Read More...
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Preparing for Second Submission
by Karen Schiff
The first draft of my case report literally created sweat, tears, and probably a little hypertension. Having turned it in and not hearing a response was a relief, yet worrisome in that I wanted to make sure my mentor actually received the document. After Read More...
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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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Consumed by a Case Report
by Karen Schiff
When it rains, it pours. That's the only thing I can think of as I write endlessly into the night about pelvic fractures, aquatic therapy, and my case report. Sentences are not scarce, and the time to condense the content of this paper is coming this Read More...
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Taking a Look Back for Rejuvenation
by Karen Schiff
Organizing a case report is proving to be more challenging than ever. Although my patient case is, in my estimation, a complicated issue, I thought for sure that I'd have more than enough to research and background information to present than I'd know Read More...
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Let the Fun Begin!
by Karen Schiff
The dining room table no longer is clear. It's covered with journal articles, the Guide to PT Practice , and numerous notes from all of the classes I've completed so far. With the final two classes upon me, I'm feeling quite a bit overwhelmed and I'm Read More...
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Burning the Candle at Both Ends
by Karen Schiff
As the dust begins to settle from separating one department into two, this extended break from school allows me to get a grasp on what being a manager really entails in an outpatient rehabilitation facility. From balancing payroll to juggling hours in Read More...
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In Preparation for the DPT
by Karen Schiff
Amazing what can happen in one week. In a major healthcare system of a large metropolitan area surrounded by water, we've successfully accomplished separating pediatric from adult rehabilitation in preparation for our growth as the Rehabilitation Institute 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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