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PT and the Greater Good

Further Validation
by Dean Metz
This weekend was the Physiotherapy UK 2014 conference in Birmingham. For the first time ever, I presented a poster that had been peer-reviewed. It felt really good to be able to give something back to the profession from my work. It was the culmination Read More...
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My Mentor, My Inspiration
by Dean Metz
For my birthday, I've treated myself to phone calls to friends and family back in the States. I just got off the line with the person who I can say is the reason I became a PT/physiotherapist. I had been in my mid-20s and the whole starving actor gig Read More...
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What if You Could Impact the Milliman Guidelines?
by Dean Metz
When I was working for a managed care company back in New York, the Milliman Guidelines were the book that drove levels of care and reimbursement. Treatments were approved or denied based on what was in that book. In the UK, the NHS is actually a single Read More...
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Presenting, Presenting, Presenting...
by Dean Metz
I got word today that the abstract for our study on the clinical and financial efficacy of our fall prevention clinic has been approved for a poster presentation at the annual Physiotherapy UK conference in Birmingham in October. I'm very pleased. While Read More...
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Beyond Multidisciplinary
by Dean Metz
Most of us are well familiar with a multidisciplinary approach to meeting all of a patient's needs. Input from doctors, nursing, OT, PT, speech, and social work help us to provide better outcomes for patients. Notice the key word there... patients. What Read More...
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Finally Merging Physio and Public Health!
by Dean Metz
Next week I'm giving a presentation to the local authority and public health department on the problem of falling in older adults and what needs to be done about it. It's helpful that this is the same town I did my master's thesis on and that I'm starting Read More...
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Learning to Say, ‘No. Thank You.'
by Dean Metz
So I've been back in England a month now. It is good to be home. The work of looking for employment can be more exhausting than simply being an active physiotherapist! Recruitment agency interviews, collecting data on immunizations and titers and such, Read More...
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Three Down...
by Dean Metz
The Physiotherapy UK 2012 conference was in Liverpool this weekend. As I'm now in New York, I couldn't make it to defend the poster of my research, but I left that task in the capable hands of my second author. Unfortunately, she had some serious family Read More...
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How Do You Say, "Thank you?"
by Dean Metz
For the past three years, I've had the wonderful experience of working and living in a world previously unknown to me. I arrived with lots of clinical experience and ideas from home to a place at once familiar and foreign. The language was both comfortable Read More...
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Primary Focus
by Dean Metz
I have been following along with the reports from Danielle Bullen, Rebecca Mayer and Lisa Lombardo on the goings-on in Tampa last week . I find the outcomes interesting and validating. One of my contentions with Vision 2020 is that it seemed too isolating. Read More...
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Acceptance!
by Dean Metz
I posted a while back about a study I did that I submitted to the British Geriatric Society, which was turned down . I rewrote bits of it and submitted it for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Conference. I got the acceptance letter today! I'm feeling Read More...
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What is Our Service Worth?
by Dean Metz
Physios in the UK are being asked something that is very new to them, "What is your service worth?" Having worked in managed-care environments in the United States, both as a provider and for a third-party payer, this is not a new concept for me. I'm Read More...
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Sometimes I Can Be Thick
by Dean Metz
So I'm happily doing research on falls programs in the UK for both my work and a project for my "Program Planning and Evaluation" course for my MPH. I find some really good PowerPoint presentations with well-thought-out epidemiology figures, etiology Read More...
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Support for Research
by Dean Metz
I've learned a whole lot about research and undertaking studies in the pursuit of my master's in public health degree. That is a very good thing because audits and research are an integral part of working in the NHS, no matter what level one is working Read More...
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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Outcomes
by Dean Metz
As part of my involvement with a committee that focuses on clinical practice for our NHS trust, we have been working on finding an outcome measurement tool. We want to be able to provide evidence to the commissioners that our work is effective and cost-efficient 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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