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August 2010 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Buying Into the Big Plan
by Toni Patt
School starts this week. I'm taking two classes and already starting to question if I really know what I'm doing. When I talk about my latest degree path I get one of two reactions from people. The more common one includes comments about being done with Read More...
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The Big Disconnect
by Toni Patt
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to visit with some of my peers. One of the things I brought up was the difference between animal models and what we do in the clinic. There is a big difference. Yet much of our new evidence is based on animal models. Read More...
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The Presentation
by Toni Patt
This Saturday I will be giving my presentation on hemiplegic gait as part of the southeast district summer continuing education program. I, along with two other speakers, will spend the day talking about gait. I will be speaking for the bulk of the program Read More...
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Recovery or Compensation?
by Toni Patt
In the world of neuro physical therapy, and I suspect others as well, there are two general approaches to therapy. One is recovery, in which we strive to regain lost function through various processes such as facilitating brain plasticity and forced use. Read More...
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Focus on Function
by Toni Patt
As my neuroanatomy course winds down, we've begun looking at motor learning. Research into motor learning has been steadily increasing. Many of our newer techniques such as constraint therapy and functional task specificity are directly drawn from animal Read More...
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