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September 2009 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Therapists Can Have Input Into the Technology We Use
by Toni Patt
Last week I wrote about Dr. Craik's comments that many PTs aren't ready for Vision 2020. Those comments were only one portion of a longer talk on physical therapy. She also spoke about the future of physical therapy and her vision of what is possible Read More...
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MANY CLINICIANS AREN’T READY FOR VISION 2020
by Toni Patt
Last week I had the pleasure of hearing Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD speak. She gave her perspective on the past and future of physical therapy. As she is the editor of the Physical Therapy Journal she is in a position to talk realistically about what's ahead Read More...
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Physical Impairment Doesn’t Equal Impaired Cognition
by Toni Patt
Last Saturday, one of my patients complained to me about the nurses. He was frustrated that he was being spoken to like a child. His words to me were "I'm not stupid." The man isn't stupid, but on initial presentation he could give that appearance. He Read More...
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Knowing Drug Side Effects is Important
by Toni Patt
My pharmacology class has barely started and I've already realized something. PTs don't pay enough attention to the medications our patients are taking. Because I practice in a hospital, I've always had the luxury of having physicians, nurses and pharmacists Read More...
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Deciding When to Move On
by Toni Patt
How do you know when it's time to start looking for another job, or in my case, another assignment? For the last two weeks I've been asking myself that question. I've experienced some things over the last few weeks that have made me start to wonder if Read More...
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