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August 2012 - Posts

Toni Talks about PT Today

Working from Home
by Toni Patt
My current job comes with a perk I've never experienced before -- working from home. No, the patients don't come to me. Our documentation is Internet-based so I have the luxury of being able to write notes from home. Some people might say that is a curse, Read More...
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The Red Fish
by Toni Patt
A few weeks ago, I wrote about using the Nintendo Wii and wondering how much help I should give my patients. Since that time, I've settled into helping them to either prevent frustration or teach a new motor program. That creates higher scores while enabling Read More...
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How Much Help Is Too Much?
by Toni Patt
I've been using the Nintendo Wii with more of my patients. This has created a dilemma for me. I don't know how much help to give my patients. At first I didn't help them at all but that wasn't successful. Since then I have alternated between verbal cues Read More...
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How Do You Define Functional?
by Toni Patt
I'm having a debate with the PTA I work with. We can't agree on the definition of functional. I want to use it to describe activities, as in they are functional. She wants to use it to describe actions as functional, such as in functional ROM or strength. Read More...
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