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Running for Boston
by Michael Kelley
In the fall of 1993, at the ripe old age of seven, I followed my older brother to Portage Park a couple blocks from our house to our grade school's cross country team practice. In what I'm sure was a pretty pathetic effort, I ran my mile around the park Read More...
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A Blog of Olympic Proportion
by Michael Kelley
Have you all seen what has been going on in Russia the last few weeks? No, not all that business with the Ukraine and Crimea (although honestly when was the last time one country just up and annexed part of another country? Seriously, it's been a while!). Read More...
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Do You Have the Right Stuff?
by Michael Kelley
I've written before about the obesity epidemic in this country and the potential impact PTs can have in perhaps helping turn the tide in this seemingly endless battle. But when dealing with obesity, prevention isn't everything. As PTs, we are tasked every 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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The Gold Medal of PT Settings
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 #3 -- "Does the Inpatient or Outpatient Setting Allow Greater PT Read More...
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How Sick Is Too Sick?
by Michael Kelley
When I was a student, I did a clinical rotation at a children's hospital. Now anyone who has worked with kids before or even has kids of their own are well aware of the fact that kids can be, well, germy. Very, very germy. Needless to say, six weeks into Read More...
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Outpatient PT -- A Different World
by Michael Kelley
So like all PT students, I did one of my clinical rotations at an outpatient clinic. Mine was 10 weeks in a private practice clinic down in North Carolina. My CI was great and I did learn a lot, but really, that was the extent of my outpatient experience. Read More...
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Health Education
by Michael Kelley
So I live in Chicago. A fact that anyone who knows me would say I'm acutely proud of. And here in the Windy City, we have a saying during our election cycle: "Vote early, vote often." Now this post isn't going to be about Chicago or voting or politics. Read More...
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The Great Weight Debate
by Michael Kelley
I'm going to take a stab this week at a rather touchy subject. If you haven't already figured it out, one of my passions in life is being active. I'm not some sort of gym-rat or anything like that, but I try to eat healthy and work out regularly. I was Read More...
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2013 Chicago Marathon
by Michael Kelley
I'm going to take another break from the business of healthcare to talk about my running of the Bank of America 2013 Chicago Marathon on Sunday. This was my big race this year. Everything I've done has been in preparation for this. One goal: run under Read More...
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PT in the Great Outdoors
by Michael Kelley
I work in a hospital, and like most people who work in hospitals, once you step through those doors in the morning, you generally don't have time to go outside again until you're leaving in the afternoon. I remember in PT school it seemed like any hospital Read More...
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Dare I Mention... Prevention?
by Michael Kelley
I've mentioned a couple times that I work for a "healthcare corporation." We're a fairly large organization, so our corporation has its own health insurance company. As everyone knows, healthcare costs only know how to do one thing... get more expensive. 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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Can Someone Please Turn the Physical Therapist in My Head Off?
by Michael Kelley
I love running. I love it so much that in the past five years I have done the following: 2009 Chicago Half Marathon 2009 Chicago Marathon 2010 Arizona Rock 'n' Roll Marathon 2010 Madison Half Marathon 2010 Pewaukee Sprint Triathlon 2010 Chicago Olympic 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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