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June 2012 - Posts

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Who's My Supervisor?
by Jason Marketti
As I stand in "Helm's Deep" (the therapy department), I echo Theoden's words, "So it begins." The therapist I normally work with was off for the day and I needed clarification about a patient. What do I do? Can I call any therapist who is licensed in Read More...
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Tissue Trails
by Jason Marketti
My patient was sitting in the dining room. She did not want therapy and was trying to hide from me. I found her by the Hansel and Gretel tissue trail she left for me to find. For some reason, she carries a box of tissue that is holstered like a six-gun Read More...
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Time Limitations
by Jason Marketti
Let me vent about this whole system of seeing patients for a designated time in relation to reimbursements in a SNF setting. It does not work. If a patient comes in and is set at 720 minutes but we only see him for 700 minutes in the assessment reference Read More...
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Rotating Cup
by Jason Marketti
For as long as I can remember, patients have been calling the shoulder joint everything but the rotator cuff. I have heard it called the rotary cuff (this is not a spelling error, just the way it was pronounced), rotary girdle, rotated cuff and most recently Read More...
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    Jason J. Marketti
    Occupation: Physical Therapist Assistant
    Setting: San Jacinto, CA
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