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January 2012 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

The Gift of Time
by Toni Patt
Suddenly I have too much time on my hands. I lost my voice so I can't work. It's pretty hard to tell patients what to do when you can't make a sound. On top of that, my facility has a zero-tolerance policy on being sick. If you're contagious, you can't Read More...
Preparing for CSM
by Toni Patt
In a little less than two weeks, I will be heading to Chicago for CSM. Almost everything is ready. I've received my registration mailing. I have my password to print handouts. The hotel room I reserved includes a computer. I will only have to pay for Read More...
Four an Hour is Three Too Many
by Toni Patt
Last Friday a former student of mine called. She is doing an outpatient affiliation now and is stressing out. She is having trouble keeping up. She has four patients every hour and is staying late to complete her notes. I told her not to worry. She knows Read More...
Because the Family Wants It
by Toni Patt
Because the family wants it isn't a reason to order physical therapy. Because it would make the family feel better isn't something that requires skilled intervention either. Last weekend I ran into a nurse who disagreed with me about this. I performed Read More...
What Do I Do?
by Toni Patt
I have a dilemma. Last week someone who I work closely with from another discipline came to me with a problem. One of the other therapists in my area made some mistakes. She said something to the wrong person and it created patient conflict. Patients Read More...


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