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Political Confusion
by Michael Kelley
I think in previous posts when I've discussed politics, I've disclosed that as a lifelong Chicagoan, I've been brought up with a pretty liberal mindset when it comes to politics. That being said, I've also always felt that despite my liberal leanings, Read More...
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The PT Student Summit
by Michael Kelley
Over the past few months we've had a couple PT students come and go. Most of them were somewhere in the middle of their clinical education and had no idea what they wanted to do with their PT degree upon graduation. As I watched the various CIs and students Read More...
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Hum-PT-y Dum-PT-y Sat on a Wall
by Michael Kelley
Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Michael Kelley and Lisa Mueller will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #4 -- "What Is the Biggest Challenge to the PT Profession?") When Read More...
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Who's In the Driver's Seat?
by Michael Kelley
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Michael Kelley and Lisa Mueller will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #2 -- "What Drives the PT Profession?") The PT profession has no Read More...
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The APTA -- Why Bother?
by Michael Kelley
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Michael Kelley and Lisa Mueller will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #1 -- "Is APTA Membership Valuable?") I was an APTA member for one Read More...
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The Doctor is In?
by Michael Kelley
I'm sure it's been written about before, but I'm going to throw my two cents into the mix on the "D" in "DPT." Last weekend I was out of town and stayed with a cousin of my mom's. At some point during their phone conversations before I arrived, my mom Read More...
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Healthcare.gov
by Michael Kelley
The Affordable Care Act has endured many tests. Since being passed in 2009 by the Democratically controlled congress and signed into law by President Obama, it has arguably endured more scrutiny than any other piece of legislation in recent memory. In Read More...
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Advice from an Octogenarian
by Michael Kelley
"Don't get old!" I can't begin to tell you how many of my patients have told me this over the last four years. All different people, from different backgrounds and walks of life, admitted to the hospital for different reasons, all with one thing in common... Read More...
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‘ObamaCareNado'
by Michael Kelley
In my daily perusing of the day's headlines, I came across an editorial by Dean Obeidallah on CNN.com titled " Explain Obamacare At Last ." In the article, Obeidallah writes about how there has been a serious lack, on the part of the Obama administration, Read More...
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On Your Marks… Get Set… Blog!
by Michael Kelley
Hey everyone, welcome to my new blog here on ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine ! As any first blog post should, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Mike Kelley. I'm a physical therapist, having graduated with my BS ('07) and DPT ('09) Read More...
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