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  • Semester Three of Nine

    This past Monday was the start of my third semester of physical therapy school. My classes include Clinical Practicum 1, Cardiopulmonary PT, Intro to Research Methods and Data Analysis, Gerontology, Neuroanatomy, Healthcare Educator and Clinical Skills 2. Seems like a lot, right? Well so far it doesn't seem so bad! The schedule is not nearly as ...
    Posted to Striving to Be a DPT (Weblog) on January 13, 2015
  • New Technology is a Pipe Dream for Small Clinics

    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 -- In the CSM session, ''Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Post-Stroke Arm Rehabilitation,'' speakers Mindy Levin, PT, PhD, and Michelle Harris-Love PT, PhD, discussed two ...
  • Therapeutic Maestro Post-Stroke

    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 -- In the ''Assessment of Upper Extremity Impairment, Function, and Activity Following Stroke'' session at CSM, Catherine E. Lang, PT, PhD, shared the foundations for ...
  • Stroke in Younger Adults on the Rise?

    The APTA issued a press release on Oct. 12 about a recent study published in the journal Neurology and conducted in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Researchers found that the rate of strokes among adults younger than 55 years of age increased from 12.9 percent in 1993/1994 to 18.6 percent in 2005. Stroke incidence rates ...