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January 2008 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

LET ME USE MY JUDGMENT
by Toni Patt
I'm a big fan of talk radio. So when the topic is healthcare related my ears perk up. On a recent show the topics was a discussion about why Medicare is going broke. One of those reasons was the belief that everyone is entitled to any and all available Read More...
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I Lift Patients For a Living
by Toni Patt
This week I started wondering about something. When did physical therapy become synonymous with getting people out of bed? For the last week it seemed like all I did was get patients out of bed. Now out of bed is a good thing. It increases alertness, Read More...
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Experience Counts
by Toni Patt
An OT friend and I were talking the other day. Between the two of us, we have almost 50 years of experience. There doesn't seem to be that many of us "old ladies" around any more. Frequently I'm the most experienced person in the facilities where I work. Read More...
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Don't Call Me
by Toni Patt
Recently I've noticed an increase in the number of calls I've been receiving from recruiters. Out of curiosity, I started listening to the messages. I like to know which facilities are chronically short staffed and which are suddenly hiring. Besides, Read More...
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Time Out
by Toni Patt
New Year's Day I took a time out. I looked at all the things waiting to be done and ignored every one of them. I was tired. I needed a break. Instead of doing things I had to do, I did things I wanted to do. I came to a realization. The day needs to have Read More...
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