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February 2009 - Posts

PT and the City

Dementia, Part Two
by Lisa Catenacci
After asking many of my coworkers, my CI, and other colleagues in the PT field, I've learned a lot this week about working with patients with dementia. Before I started looking into this subject, I wasn't frustrated with dementia patients, or anything Read More...
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Dementia
by Lisa Catenacci
So, I really don't know a lot about working with patients who have dementia, but many of my patients are affected with this injury. Likewise, I have a personal experience of dementia with my great-grandmother. What I'm wondering is- do you have any tips Read More...
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Watching Patients Decline
by Lisa Catenacci
In this rehab setting, I have the opportunity to get to know my patients fairly well. Most of them stay in the rehab program for two weeks, and with three hours of therapy a day- you get to know the person, build relationships. In these instances, you Read More...
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Halftime
by Lisa Catenacci
Well, I'm halfway done with my third clinical. This week we finished the CPI assessment and had a long discussion about my strengths and weaknesses thus far, and goals for the rest of the semester. The online CPI is actually really nice to use--much easier Read More...
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