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Online PTA Education
by Jason Marketti
Recently I came across an online PTA program. To tell the truth I was skeptical about it. After more research I concluded that it was ingenious to offer education online for PTAs. Now some may say, "You can't teach therapy online." San Juan College ( Read More...
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Chairs, Stairs and Ramps: Part II
by Jason Marketti
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a PT not writing a gait goal for a patient and me walking with them. Apparently this was done to thwart the insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for looking at gait goals and discharging a patient when Read More...
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Rural PTAs
by Jason Marketti
Practicing therapy in rural areas requires the therapist to think a bit more independently than one in an area where there are a lot of therapists to bounce treatment techniques off of. In home health situations, the homes may be spread out for miles, Read More...
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Chairs, Stairs and Ramps
by Jason Marketti
"Watch my hands and legs!" I yelled to the HOH, 781.2 patient. I demonstrated the sequencing of getting up and down from a chair. I took him to the stairs after that, again demonstrating with verbal cues for the patient to do as I do. The ramp was next. Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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