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  • Continuing Education Should Be Evidence-Based

    I'm a peer reviewer for the Texas continuing education program. I review submissions for neuro, geriatric, acute and general so I get to see a lot what is being proposed for continuing education. Texas has a specific form that must be completed for each course submitted for review. It includes speaker qualifications, specific goals, a statement of ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on March 28, 2013
  • Time and Money

    Now that I'm home from CSM, I've had an opportunity to process all of the information. Most of the presentations were excellent. Those that weren't purely theoretical had a common theme. We have to maximize what we do because we're spending less and less time with patients. We have less time to spend because there isn't money to pay for our ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on January 29, 2013
  • Biting Off More Than I Can Chew

    Last week, I wrote about my experiences teaching my first CEU course. I mentioned how much work it was but didn't go into details. It took me nearly four months to finish, including two months of working at least an hour or two every night. Now I'm going back and revising the content. I'm beginning to think that is an ongoing process. In the ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on October 2, 2012
  • Using the Honor System for License Renewal

    Recently the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners changed the requirements for license renewal. They continue to require 30 hours of continuing education but now therapists must include proof of that education with their application for renewal. Previously no proof was required. Compliance was monitored through random audits. Included in the ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on March 13, 2012
  • Volunteering

    Every so often, I receive an email asking for volunteers to assist with a project or sit on a committee. The majority of them come from the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA). The ones I receive from the APTA usually have requirements that I can't meet. Now you would think this is a perfect opportunity for me. I have opinions I'm not afraid ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on March 6, 2012
  • The Results of Getting Involved

    It's been several months since I was elected as a board member to the Southeast District (SED) of the TPTA. Another meeting is coming up this week. I have nothing to report. That isn't particularly surprising since I only have two responsibilities; the spring and fall student socials. Next month will be different. Meanwhile I've had time to ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on February 22, 2011