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October 2011 - Posts

PT and the Greater Good

When Do We Say ‘Enough'?
by Dean Metz
I'm tired of smelling like an ashtray. I work two days a week on our chest service providing chest physio to patients with COPD and/or bronchiectasis. Many of them are "frequent flyers" and most of them are still smoking. Sometimes I wonder why we continue Read More...
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Now THAT is Direct Access...
by Dean Metz
A London hospital has piloted a project of staffing their walk-in center with both nurse practitioners and physiotherapists. The originally nurse-led team realized that many patients presenting to the service were coming in with musculoskeletal issues. Read More...
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Going on Strike
by Dean Metz
I've received word from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (which is the closest UK equivalent to the APTA but also functions as a trade union) that I have to vote whether or not to go on strike on November 30. Many public workers are going to Read More...
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Remember the Pinto!
by Dean Metz
Many years back, before I became a PT, I took a course in accounting. I will always remember the professor telling us, "If all you think about is the bottom line, you will be a lousy accountant." She then handed us the story of the Ford Pinto . Ford designed Read More...
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    Dean Metz
    Occupation: Staff Development Specialist
    Setting: New York, NY – Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
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