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August 2008 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Don't Forget the OT in That Order
by Toni Patt
An OT friend of mine likes to point out that "O" comes before "P" in the alphabet. Yet physical therapy comes before occupational therapy everywhere else. She is joking when she says this. It is her way of reminding people that OT is separate from PT Read More...
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It's Time For a Change
by Toni Patt
A couple of days ago I was talking to another PT friend. She's been doing this almost as long as I have. She told me she was thinking of getting out of therapy. It was "eating her up." She's considering management because she thinks the other side will Read More...
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Care Giving is a Two Way Street
by Toni Patt
My class is finally coming to an end. The last topic addresses women as caregivers and the stress that results. In the United States, at least 75 percent of home caregivers are women. Depending upon the amount of care required, they can spend up to 16 Read More...
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What's Wrong With a Walker?
by Toni Patt
Why don't people want to use walkers? I've been asking myself this question a lot lately. I've had several patients who need to use a walker for safety but refuse to use one. Not only did they refuse to use one, but they told me they didn't need one and Read More...
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