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March 2011 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

She Just Loves Her Physical Therapy Nurse
by Toni Patt
A friend told me this story last week. She and her husband were having dinner with another couple. At some point the wife mentioned her mother had broken her hip and was in the hospital. According to the woman, her mother loves her physical therapy nurse. Read More...
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Don't Take Knowledge for Granted
by Toni Patt
This week my facility is sponsoring a nursing continuing education course on acute care of stroke patients. I'm talking about physical therapy and stroke rehabilitation. Even though I know the subject well, I had considerable difficulty writing my presentation. Read More...
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The NCS Examination
by Toni Patt
Last weekend I took the NCS test. I hope I never have to take that test again. I've been preparing for nearly two years to take that test. As soon as I finished reading the first question I felt completely unprepared. Having taken the GCS examination Read More...
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What Defines a Good Therapist?
by Toni Patt
Recently I had a conversation with another therapist who alleged I don't like the profession of physical therapy and questioned why I am a therapist. This assertion was based on various things I've written in my blogs. I was asked why I even practice Read More...
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Health Care Reform Takes Effect
by Toni Patt
Although the changes associated with health care reform have yet to occur, my facility is already tightening the belt. Cost-cutting measures are being made at all levels and the rehab department is feeling it already. We are losing staff. Well, that isn't Read More...
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