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October 2009 - Posts

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I Don’t Do Enough Exercise With My Patients
by Toni Patt
While was doing research for a recent assignment I came across a statement that made me stop and think. In essence it said you can't get functional improvement without strengthening. My first reaction was "Doh! Everyone knows that." That's one of the Read More...
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October is PT Month
by Toni Patt
Tomorrow morning my department is going to have a breakfast for all the PTs to celebrate PT month. The food will be provided by the OTs, STs and supervisors. Sometime next week the rehab unit is supposed to do something similar. I'll be surprised if that Read More...
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My Patient Doesn’t Want to Work With Me
by Toni Patt
Last week I inherited an interesting patient from a therapist who went on vacation. The patient is an 87-year-old Chinese female admitted with a diagnosis of right MCA infarct. She has a history of undiagnosed dementia. She lives with her husband and Read More...
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The Annual APTA Questionnaire
by Toni Patt
Last weekend I finally got around to completing the annual questionnaire sent out to members by the APTA. It's probably about 50 questions, excluding demographics, about the practice of physical therapy. There were the expected "how would you rate the Read More...
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