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April 2009 - Posts

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It’s Time to Read the Literature
by Toni Patt
Last week I had a unique assignment. I was to read an article, present it where I work and report back on the response. Specifically, I was to address whether anyone could follow my presentation and knew the statistics. It didn't surprise me when no one Read More...
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A CEU Course Got Me Thinking
by Toni Patt
Saturday I went to a CEU course on neuroanatomy. That isn't something that lends itself to a full day of lecture but I made it through. The last hour or so is a blur. My brain stopped processing before the class finished. The instructor included treatment Read More...
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The "Ah" Moment
by Toni Patt
This morning I had an "ah" moment. I was working with a dense hemiparectic patient. For the first half of therapy my tech and I were struggling to get him to sit without pushing. All of a sudden it was like a light bulb went off for him. He figured out Read More...
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Patients are Getting Sicker
by Toni Patt
I've noticed something over the last several months. The patients I've been treating are sicker and more involved than they were even two years ago. I'm not sure when this started or why. But it's been happening and gradually getting worse. The patients Read More...
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Computers Are a Part of PT
by Toni Patt
My computer was down for a few days. Three calls to the manufacturer later and I'm back up and running. Being computer-less was an eye-opening experience. It made me realize how much I've come to depend on mine. I had to stop and think about how to do Read More...
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