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We Are Our Biggest Challenge
by Lisa Mueller
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Lisa Mueller and Michael Kelley will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #4 -- "What Is the Biggest Challenge to the PT Profession?") When Read More...
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Research and Outcomes Lead the Way
by Lisa Mueller
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Lisa Mueller and Michael Kelley will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #2 -- "What Drives the PT Profession?") There are many different Read More...
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The APTA: Membership Is Valuable
by Lisa Mueller
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Lisa Mueller and Michael Kelley will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #1 -- "Is APTA Membership Valuable?") More than five years ago when Read More...
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Filming Physical Therapy
by Lisa Mueller
Here we are, well into 2014 and I plan to use this year to fully embrace technology professionally. Now, you may recall one of my New Year's resolutions was to keep my email updated. Our rehab department has embraced the use of video conferencing for Read More...
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2014 New Year's Resolutions
by Lisa Mueller
It's hard to believe it's 2014 already. I officially graduated from physical therapy school five years ago! Wow. Seems like it was yesterday. It also seems like I'm talking like my mom or grandma when I use phrases like "seems like yesterday," but so Read More...
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When is Research Outdated?
by Lisa Mueller
A comment on my blog last week got me to thinking about the length of time that research is valid for use. The topic was brought up after I mentioned that I have an article from 2007 that I often use with patients, and a reader suggested newer research Read More...
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Best State to Practice
by Lisa Mueller
I just finished reading the October issue of PT in Motion , the APTA's publication I receive each month with a copy of the Physical Therapy Journal . The writers of PT in Motion ranked all states and the District of Columbia based on six specific criteria: Read More...
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Functional Measurements
by Lisa Mueller
At the PT 2013 conference earlier this summer, one of the speakers encouraged physical therapy programs to transition away from education on passive modalities and objective measurements such as range of motion or manual muscle testing to instead focus Read More...
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Break from PT
by Lisa Mueller
I thought I would take a physical therapy break this week and blog a little bit about myself and my other interests. I really respect other therapists in the blogosphere who write regularly and drive needed conversations to progress our profession, but Read More...
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Celebrating Five Years with ADVANCE
by Lisa Mueller
This week is my fifth anniversary of writing my blog for ADVANCE . I thought it was fitting to review my top five blogs from the past five years. Some blogs that I thought were very good topics didn't make it to this list... I won't take it personally. Read More...
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Procrastination or Good Timing?
by Lisa Mueller
I've never been a procrastinator. It bothers me when my email inbox has emails that I haven't responded to yet. I tend to work long hours to get things done because otherwise I won't be able to sleep knowing I have unresolved work waiting for me. In the Read More...
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Preparing for PT 2013
by Lisa Mueller
Next week I'll be flying to Salt Lake City in Utah to attend the annual APTA Conference. I was hoping to be at the Combined Sections Meeting earlier this year but wasn't able to coordinate the travel with other plans. Either way, this trip to Salt Lake Read More...
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PhDs and ‘Physical Therapy Assistants'
by Lisa Mueller
Over the past few months I've noticed a few things about the physical therapy profession that caught my attention, and I wanted to describe the situations here. First, I was speaking with a physical therapist about the doctorate program education for Read More...
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Are We Affordable and Accessible?
by Lisa Mueller
Those are two powerful words in healthcare today -- "accessible" and "affordable." We (healthcare providers) need to be accessible and affordable to patients in order to provide care, period. Those two words don't even begin to address quality or evidence-based Read More...
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Supply and Demand
by Lisa Mueller
My newest thought project for this week is to better understand how physical therapist staffing is predicted for a new clinic. How does a new healthcare company or private practice facility estimate what kind of staffing it will need in a new location? Read More...
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