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December 2010 - Posts

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Weight-Based Therapy
by Toni Patt
Over the last 2 weeks we've had three morbidly obese patients admitted with strokes. All of the strokes are severe. It made me wonder about the relationship between stroke and obesity. There is an obvious correlation in that many stroke patients are obese Read More...
When Rehab Expectations Disagree
by Toni Patt
Last week I went to a continuing education course on degenerative neurological diseases. I had a "doh" moment when the speaker touched on expectations and therapy. She said all patients expect to get better. No matter what the neurological deficit, they Read More...
Christmas at the Hospital
by Toni Patt
Christmas in a hospital isn't much different from anywhere else. We put up a tree. We decorate the department. Formerly rigid dress codes are relaxed. Christmas-themed scrub tops are sported throughout the hospital. Santa hats, antlers and snowflake head Read More...
Supervised Exercise or Extended Therapy?
by Toni Patt
During our monthly staff meeting, one of our sister facilities presented an in-service describing recent changes in a post-therapy program for patients. The program had relocated to a new location and expanded services. Before the move, it was held after-hours Read More...


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