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March 2009 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

What Are We Trying to Accomplish?
by Toni Patt
I've started working in an inpatient rehab unit this week. The case load is primarily neurologic or polytrauma patients. The unit is based in a large teaching hospital so the admitting diagnoses are always interesting and varied. I've been there a week Read More...
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My Horse Sprained His Ankle…
by Toni Patt
Last week one of my horses sprained his ankle. Even though most Arabians are graceful creatures, this one is a klutz. Like any good physical therapist, as soon as I heard sprained ankle my first question was whether or not it had been iced. The next question Read More...
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Caregiver Stress
by Toni Patt
Now that I've finished up this round of classes, I have time to catch up on everything else. I finally got to look at the most recent "Geri-Notes." It's the journal of the Geriatric Section of the APTA. In it was an article by William Staples, PT, DPT, Read More...
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Home Programs
by Toni Patt
Home exercise programs are a part of physical therapy. We give them out regularly in just about every setting. A lot of thought and effort goes into developing the best program for each patient. Now that frequency and duration of therapy is decreasing, Read More...
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