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July 2010 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

It Only Looks Routine
by Toni Patt
I heard something interesting last week. I was working on weight bearing on a hemiplegic limb. The patient's husband was watching. After 10 or 15 minutes of watching me sitting next to the patient he told me I sure was getting a lot done for just sitting Read More...
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Guest Lecturing
by Toni Patt
I recently was a guest lecturer on stroke for a PTA neurology class. I guess it's been a long time since I've been exposed to what goes into becoming a PTA. I was shocked at how much was being crammed into the program. It reminded me of what I had to Read More...
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I Got to See a Brain
by Toni Patt
Last night was anatomy lab for the neuroanatomy course I'm taking. I got to work with real brains and it was fascinating. Seeing one brain was worth a thousand pictures. Diagrams and drawings don't have perspective. You get no sense of size or spatial Read More...
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Futile Care or Best Practice?
by Toni Patt
I worked with a patient this weekend that made me question some of the things I automatically do. He is a 16-year-old boy with a severe head injury. All of his physicians are in agreement that his prognosis is poor. I was consulted for family training Read More...
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