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What Equipment Do You Need?
by Lisa Mueller
When I was in my outpatient neuro clinical rotation I learned a lot from my instructor about PNF skills as well as standing, kneeling and seated balance training. It was a lot of hands-on work and we didn't use a lot of equipment other than parallel bars Read More...
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Turnover
by Lisa Mueller
Have you read ADVANCE blogger Allison's post this week about her first resignation from a physical therapy job? It sparked a lot of comments (mostly about the PTA role), but it also got me thinking about her comment on "greener pastures." We all often Read More...
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Lean and Physical Therapy
by Lisa Mueller
When I worked at the hospital, there were times when I needed to grab linens for my patients during our physical therapy sessions. Gowns, towels and even bed sheets were frequently changed. The hospital floors each stored linens in a slightly different Read More...
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I Can't Treat That
by Lisa Mueller
I remember my neurology professor at physical therapy school would frequently joke that her friends didn't understand what type of work she did. She would say "physical therapist" and they would assume orthopedic injuries and ask for help with their necks, Read More...
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Team-Based Care
by Lisa Mueller
Over the past few months, I've heard more and more about the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model of healthcare. I typically think about healthcare models in the silos my physical therapy clinical rotations were centered on: inpatient, outpatient, Read More...
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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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Is the Treatment or Diagnosis More Important?
by Lisa Mueller
A friend of mine asked me to meet for a cup of coffee while I was home for Christmas so she could show me some paperwork she received during her recent experience with physical therapy. I assumed she wanted to show me her home program and we could converse 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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This Is a Test
by Lisa Mueller
Several of my family members are in the process of transferring old photographs, 35mm slides and film negatives into digital format. A project I encouraged my mom to complete for many years was one of the best Christmas gifts I received this year, as Read More...
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Holiday Breaks
by Lisa Mueller
Well, it's officially the holiday season. I spent last weekend wrapping all of my presents (three total hours), adding ribbon with name tags (two additional hours) and applying stamps and stickers to some of the packages (one hour). This weekend I hope Read More...
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How Can I Help?
by Lisa Mueller
One of the reasons I like being a physical therapist is that I'm able to help others. I like teaching patients and families new things that will (hopefully) improve their quality of life. I enjoy helping patients reduce pain and seeing their faces light Read More...
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Is It Really Accessible?
by Lisa Mueller
I traveled for work a few weeks ago and stayed at a nice hotel for the week I was there. Anytime I stay at a hotel with a pool, I feel like I've won the jackpot. After a long day of work, I can come "home" to not only a clean room (thank you, cleaning Read More...
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