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June 2011 - Posts

Raising the Bar in Rehab

Annual PT Exam, Part II
by Lisa West
A few of my readers commented that my title for last week's blog did not adequately describe the content. My apologies. While the title read "Annual Physical Therapy Exam," the blog was about annual screenings or evaluations provided by physical therapist Read More...
Annual Physical Therapy Exam
by Lisa West
"Recognizing the daunting task of educating the public on the value of visiting a physical therapist (PT) annually, APTA will support the promotion and implementation of an annual exam by coordinating the development and promulgation of best clinical Read More...
How Important are Lab Values?
by Lisa West
The nice thing about working with a student is that I am reminded of all the "rules" students are taught in school about practicing physical therapy. I remember spending literally hours at Starbucks with flashcards of normal ranges for oxygen saturation, Read More...
2:1 Student Model
by Lisa West
I have another student starting with me next week; she will be with me for a whopping 12 weeks! I'm looking forward to a longer clinical experience because I think it takes that long to truly understand the diagnoses and physical therapy interventions Read More...
My First Article
by Lisa West
I wrote an article a few weeks ago for the Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine magazine and was delighted to see it on the cover of this week's issue when I opened my mailbox today. I spent a lot of time thinking about the right topic to Read More...


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