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  • PT Career and Injuries

    Three different events have come up in the past week that make me wonder about the world of ''light duty'' and injuries. If you're reading this, I'm assuming you have some career connection to physical therapy and therefore realize that ours are not the type of jobs where you can work through injuries -- sometimes even minor ones. For example, a ...
    Posted to Journey of a DPT Student (Weblog) on October 21, 2013
  • Infant Brachial Plexopathy Treatment is not 'Cookie Cutter'

    The following post was written by ADVANCE guest blogger Brian Knutsen, OTR/L, CHT, president of Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy LLC, located in Marion and Lexington, MA. SAN DIEGO -- One of Tuesday's hand rehab sessions, ''Infant Brachial Plexopathy: Nonsurgical and Surgical Management,'' presented by Susan V. Duff, PT, OTR/L, EdD, CHT, Gregory G ...
  • Strokes Striking Young

    Yesterday I met with a 37-year-old woman who is recovering from a vertebral artery dissection. Other than being truly amazed by this woman's strength, resiliency, and most of all, her preserved sense of humor, one thought kept entering my mind during our interview for an upcoming cover story for ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab ...
  • Final Session of Vestibular Therapy

    It may have been my last therapy session, but my work is far from over. As my Physical Therapist, Mark LeBoeuf, MSPT, at Hawthorn Medical Associates explained, ''This is a marathon, not a sprint.'' In the last month and a half, Mark has given me the tools I need to challenge my vestibular system in various ways. The hope is that, over time, my ...
  • One PTA's Wish This Holiday Season

    Dubbed the 2010 PT Fundraising Drive, donations are being collected throughout Rhode Island to benefit the local chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation. With a long history of individual charitable pursuits, Kevin Silvia, PTA, CSCS, of Performance Physical Therapy in Rhode Island, set out to do something bigger and better this year. With an outpouring ...