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November 2008 - Posts

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My Therapeutic Pet Peeve
by Toni Patt
I have a pet peeve. Actually I have several. This is one that pops up while I'm at work. What is my pet peeve? It's patients who think going to therapy means going to the bathroom. I'm not talking about those who I bribe with the bathroom to get them Read More...
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I Want To Do It My Way
by Toni Patt
Anyone who works with elderly patients knows they can be stubborn. They latch on to things from years ago and refuse to change. This becomes obvious when they are receiving PT. I can't count the number of times I've been told "I always do it that way." Read More...
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Gait Belts Are a Part of Physical Therapy
by Toni Patt
I heard something I couldn't believe at our last monthly staff meeting. The department director questioned the use of gait belts. He said there was no written policy for our department stating gait belts must be used. He went on to say that some in the Read More...
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Losing Control
by Toni Patt
Last weekend I worked on a rehab unit. While we were eating lunch someone pointed out that being admitted to the hospital is a loss of control. In exchange for receiving care at the hospital, the patient gives up control of making basic decisions. We Read More...
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