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  • Effective Agents for Change

    Two weeks ago I attended, and presented a poster, at a seminar on change within the National Health Service (NHS). We were asked to present because we had excellent outcomes in our service and we got them by doing things differently than other services had done. It was an enlightening day. The primary speaker, Helen Bevan, gave a fantastic ...
    Posted to PT and the Greater Good (Weblog) on July 8, 2014
  • Consent for Professional Abuse

    If you're thinking this is a post about patient consent, it's not. Last week I wrote about the nearly unachievable productivity levels in skilled nursing facilities. I got a lot of responses from it. A former classmate wrote to tell me he was just separated from his employer due to saying ''no'' to unreasonable productivity levels. Professionals ...
    Posted to PT and the Greater Good (Weblog) on June 24, 2014
  • How PT Can Benefit From Getting Social

    In our first few weeks of PT school, we've spent a lot of time discussing appropriate social media use. In one of our classes, we even did some ''cybervetting,'' or searching for ourselves online. As an admitted tech-geek, I have been all over social media from a young age and, before even beginning physical therapy school, I was blogging and ...
    Posted to Striving to Be a DPT (Weblog) on June 17, 2014
  • 'The Power of the Human Spirit'

    CHARLOTTE, NC -- Jimmy Fallon isn't down here for the APTA's 2014 NEXT Conference and Exposition, but he was about the only thing missing from the ''Tonight Show''-style opening event last night. APTA CFO Rob Batarla served as master of ceremonies, with the homage including everything from a comical monologue to interview couch, succession of ...
  • What Should I Do Before Starting PT School?

    The question of what one should do before starting physical therapy school is one I heard often among my peers throughout the application process. Should you study all the muscles and their innervations and insertions? Or should you travel the world? I had three weeks in between finishing my prerequisites and starting my program and, with just a ...
    Posted to Striving to Be a DPT (Weblog) on May 27, 2014
  • What's NEXT? The 2014 APTA Annual Conference

    The American Physical Therapy Association's yearly summertime showcase is celebrating significant changes in 2014. Traditionally known as the ''APTA Annual Conference & Exposition,'' it has been rebranded as ''NEXT.'' In addition, this year's event will be hosted by a city not typically seen among the organization's rotation of conference ...
  • She Loves Her Job

    I always enjoy talking to the therapists who come to my course. Last week I met a PT I'll call Dottie. I don't want to use her real name, but she reminds me of someone named Dottie. Dottie has been a therapist since back in the day. She graduated years before I even thought about PT school and is still going strong. Dottie is a home health ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on May 13, 2014
  • Blatant Rudeness

    Usually when I go on a teaching trip, I have wonderful students. For the most part they pay attention. I get good questions. Some have fallen asleep because they drove three hours to get there. Others are obviously there for the CEUs. Last week I had someone who disrupted the class. I encourage questions and discussion with attendees. This time ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on April 22, 2014
  • Saying Goodbye

    I completed my final day of clinical... ever. I'll never have to sign ''SPT'' again. I won't need to have notes cosigned. And I will never, ever fill out a self-assessment of clinical skills again. I feel like I suddenly grew up, got kicked out of the house, and all I'm really waiting for is a small piece of paper to tell me that I'm on my own. ...
    Posted to Journey of a DPT Student (Weblog) on April 21, 2014
  • The Importance of Mentorship

    Although having only been a PTA for three years, I've found myself in conversations with many potential future SPTA candidates. Quite a few have been with bright and hardworking CNAs who I work with in skilled nursing and others have been with folks my age or older (that would be the 40+ set if you were wondering) looking into PTA as a second or ...
    Posted to Life of a PTA (Weblog) on April 18, 2014
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