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May 2011 - Posts

Raising the Bar in Rehab

Therapists with Disabilities
by Lisa West
In this week's issue of ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine , Brian W. Ferrie wrote an inspiring article about a police officer who was shot in the head on duty, then later returned to school to become a physical therapist assistant. If Read More...
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Quality Outcomes Assessment
by Lisa West
I had a treatment session with a patient last week who walked very slowly. Very, very slowly. I prompted this patient multiple times to increase the stepping pattern, with minimal improvements noted. Although the pace was slow, for the most part the patient Read More...
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Let's Take a Break
by Lisa West
I didn't have any jaw-dropping, inspirational physical therapy topics to discuss this week, so I thought my two dedicated readers (Hi mom and dad) would enjoy the opportunity to learn more about their favorite Advance blogger. I hesitated writing about Read More...
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Rotator Cuff Repair
by Lisa West
It's not very often that I work with patients following a rotator cuff repair, so when I had a patient on my schedule a few weeks ago I needed to do some research. I reviewed the anatomy, general acute stage treatments, etc. When I entered the patient's Read More...
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