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August 2009 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Workaholic or Hard Worker?
by Toni Patt
Anyone in the profession of physical therapy knows there are several areas of contention surrounding the move to the DPT. Some I think are valid points. Others, I don't see the problem. One irks me to no end. I don't understand why a new grad DPT is able Read More...
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A Matter of Perspective
by Toni Patt
I went to a CEU course last week about motor control. One of the key points of the presentation was the influence of perception on movement. For example, a patient will move in response to the perceived environment. Therefore, if the patient perceives Read More...
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How to Handle Incorrect Information
by Toni Patt
I found myself in an awkward situation a few days ago. I had just finished an evaluation in the stroke unit. The OT was preparing to work with the patient, so I gave her a summary of what I had already done so she could be more efficient. I mentioned Read More...
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Physical Therapy and Obesity
by Toni Patt
This month I was actually able to stay current when I read my PT Journal . I found an interesting article. The researchers looked at the approaches and attitudes of PTs toward the obese. They questioned a random sample of currently practicing therapists Read More...
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