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  • Productivity Standards

    One of the responses to last week's blog made an interesting point. The writer attributed one cause of her job stress to her productivity standard. It was the same standard as her PTAs although she had a heavier caseload. I realized the same thing applies where I work. All PTs and PTAs have the same productivity standard including those working on ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on July 27, 2011
  • Working on a Holiday

    I always joke with friends that holidays are the easiest days to work. No one wants to come to the hospital. There is a skeleton staff and only a few doctors. I don't have much trouble getting through my list because I'm not competing with several other services for the same patients. We're more concerned with seeing patients than what everyone ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on July 5, 2011
  • Under Pressure

    I have been working with a brain injury patient who has been designated a VIP. Everyone who cares for him knows his status. It has followed him to more than one unit. Being a VIP has not been as helpful as the title suggests. My facility is quick to point out that all patients are treated equally unless the patient is willing to pay to be in the ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on April 19, 2011
  • 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
  • The Whole Package

    I finally cleaned my desk at work. In the process, I found a printed version of a customer service presentation. This one discussed the ideal employee. I kept it because it's one of those things I know I'll refer back to since the most important characteristic of an ideal employee isn't what you would think. It isn't competency. It isn't skill or ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on February 8, 2011
  • Direct Access and the DPT

    Today I ate lunch with someone I hadn't seen in a while. He wanted to tell me about the new facility where he is working. Someone there recently earned a DPT. He said the rest of the staff was now fawning over the new DPT. He asked me what my facility did for me when I graduated and whether I was enjoying my new status. The APTA would be ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on January 25, 2011
  • The DPT May Affect Reimbursement

    Last week I had a chance to visit with someone very knowledgeable about the PT world. We talked about the many changes in the profession over the years as well as what was yet to come. I enjoy talking to her because she has an unusual take on things. She caught me completely off guard when she said she expects insurances to stop reimbursing for ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on October 12, 2010
  • Let’s Revisit Autonomy

    Autonomy: The quality of being self-governing; the right to self govern; self-directing freedom and especially independence, a self-governing state (Merrian-Webster) Last weekend I graduated.  One of the requirements to graduate was participation in a meeting with the deans and faculty of the school to discuss the program and how it relates ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on March 10, 2010
  • Quit Complaining

    Over the last few weeks my department has been undergoing some changes. After reviewing our numbers over the last few months, our manager realized we haven't been complaint with the three-hour rule. For those who don't work in a rehab setting, the three-hour rule means patients must receive three hours of therapy five times a week for a facility ...
    Posted to Toni Talks about PT Today (Weblog) on November 25, 2009