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April 2011 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

A Language Barrier
by Toni Patt
Because of its size and location, the hospital where I work serves a large population of non-English-speaking individuals. We have an in-house staff of interpreters available upon request. They handle all the more common languages such as Spanish and Read More...
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Under Pressure
by Toni Patt
I have been working with a brain injury patient who has been designated a VIP. Everyone who cares for him knows his status. It has followed him to more than one unit. Being a VIP has not been as helpful as the title suggests. My facility is quick to point Read More...
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I Exercise At Work
by Toni Patt
At least once a week I have a conversation where someone asks me which gym I belong to. I've also been asked for the name of my personal trainer. I usually get a shocked response when I deny both gym membership and a personal trainer. I tell everyone Read More...
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People Watching and Stroke Risk
by Toni Patt
I am a people watcher. Last weekend at the zoo was no exception. I don't look for extreme fashion or hairstyles. Couldn't care less who is with who. I watch how people walk. I do gait analyses. I look for deviations on people who walk past me. Isn't that Read More...
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