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September 2008 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Therapy Isn’t a Cure All
by Toni Patt
Recently one of our student bloggers wrote about PT being more than a massage. While massage has a place in the healing, physical therapy is so much more. I want to add to this discussion of what physical therapy is not. It is not the intervention of Read More...
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Therapists Should Determine Frequency
by Toni Patt
Last week I had a situation at work that caused some controversy. A patient's wife was insisting her husband be seen twice daily. There were no orders for this. Nothing supporting this was present in the chart. However she was adamant her husband be seen Read More...
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Hurricane Preparedness
by Toni Patt
On September 13th Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas gulf coast. Ike moved through the center of Houston resulting in millions of dollars of damage power outages to 90 percent of the population. Fortunately the loss of life has been minimal. Because Read More...
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Society Needs to Rethink Elder Care
by Toni Patt
I've noticed a disturbing trend when developing discharge plans for elderly patients. Families aren't as involved as they once were. When I first practiced therapy discharge plans weren't a problem. Families took patients home to care for them. Sometimes Read More...
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We Need to Limit Our Use of Modalities
by Toni Patt
In the most recent print issue of Advance for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants (vol 19, # 18, p. 138) the Rehab Roundtable section poses an interesting question. Should physical modalities be removed from physical therapy practice? This is a legitimate Read More...
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