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  • Study Shows Benefits of PT for Obese COPD Patients

    A new study has surfaced displaying the benefits of physical therapy for obese patients hospitalized with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Researchers at the University of Granada and Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, both located in Spain, have seen results that suggest less hospitalization for those suffering with the disease. ...
  • Wound Care PT

    One of my classes this semester is titled ''Integumentary.'' The course covers a variety of topics related to the skin but is centered largely on wound care. In the first two days of the course we've learned dozens of dermatological terms, staging for different types of ulcers, wound and burn classifications and more. We've also seen a ton of ...
    Posted to Striving to Be a DPT (Weblog) on September 2, 2014
  • PT Students Working Holidays

    It's the age-old question for PT students on rotation around the holidays -- will I be expected to work? There's inevitably that awkward point when the issue finally surfaces and you find yourself trying to test the waters mid-conversation. Someone brings up Thanksgiving, which spins into the winter holidays, and all of a sudden you're in a panic ...
    Posted to Journey of a DPT Student (Weblog) on December 3, 2013
  • An American Abroad

    I apologize for the delay in posting this blog. Our finals ended Thursday the 21st, and by that Saturday I was boarding a plane headed to Newcastle, England, where I'll be completing my summer clinical. As it turns out, two days wasn't exactly enough time to pack for eight weeks abroad, prepare for my first full-time clinical and complete my blog. ...
    Posted to Journey of a DPT Student (Weblog) on July 2, 2012
  • Every Therapist's Nightmare

    Fascinating article today in the Reading (PA) Eagle. Physical therapist Kai Pedersen, who owns South Mountain Physical Therapy in Reading, was going about his day when a patient began to show symptoms of distress. Rosie Schucker, 74, fit the profile of a typical patient in outpatient therapy. Schucker had undergone a total knee replacement, was ...