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December 2009 - Posts

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Geriatrics are a Unique Population
by Toni Patt
Earlier this evening I reserved my seat to take the GCS (geriatric clinical specialist) examination for 2010. I thought I would be excited, or maybe relieved. I'm not. It hasn't even registered yet. When it does I don't think it'll change how I feel. Read More...
Why Didn’t She Facilitate the Knee Extension?
by Toni Patt
Yesterday I was standing in the hall watching another therapist walk with a hemiparetic patient. I made a comment to the person next to me that I wouldn't have done it that way. I didn't understand why she wasn't facilitating knee extension in weight Read More...
How Do We Define Professional?
by Toni Patt
This afternoon I caught the tail end of a conversation. It sounded like someone was having a problem. That happens all the time. The phrase that got my attention was "we need to handle this in a professional way." I'm not sure what that was supposed to Read More...
There’s More to PT than Outpatient Ortho
by Toni Patt
There seems to be a misconception in the general public around what physical therapists actually do. So far I've been to two Christmas parties. Both times I had almost the exact conversation about what I do. When I said I'm a PT I immediately heard one Read More...
We Need to Stop Making the DPT About Money
by Toni Patt
On the Viewpoints page of the Dec/Jan issue of PT in Motion (pp.8-9) there is an interesting commentary concerning the value of the DPT. The author makes a strong case in support of the product of physical therapy. I wish I could agree with him. I have Read More...


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