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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...
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...
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...
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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