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January 2011 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Direct Access and the DPT
by Toni Patt
Today I ate lunch with someone I hadn't seen in a while. He wanted to tell me about the new facility where he is working. Someone there recently earned a DPT. He said the rest of the staff was now fawning over the new DPT. He asked me what my facility Read More...
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The Perspective of a CI
by Toni Patt
For the next 2 months, I am a CI for a DPT student. He is doing his neurological rotation. Today marked the end of his first 2 weeks on the unit so we completed the mini-assessment required by his school. I think having read our PT student blogs has given Read More...
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Therapeutic Hypocrisy
by Toni Patt
The annual Houston Marathon was a hot topic at last week's district TPTA meeting. Our leadership came under fire for providing free massages to the runners after completing the course. This practice has been going for several years and I have never supported Read More...
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The Changing Role of Rehab
by Toni Patt
The definition of rehab today is very different from the definition of many years ago. In the simplest sense, rehab refers to the process of receiving the various therapies with the goal of improving function. Back in the day, going to rehab implied a Read More...
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