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  • The Importance of Mentorship

    Although having only been a PTA for three years, I've found myself in conversations with many potential future SPTA candidates. Quite a few have been with bright and hardworking CNAs who I work with in skilled nursing and others have been with folks my age or older (that would be the 40+ set if you were wondering) looking into PTA as a second or ...
    Posted to Life of a PTA (Weblog) on April 18, 2014
  • Time Limitations

    Let me vent about this whole system of seeing patients for a designated time in relation to reimbursements in a SNF setting. It does not work. If a patient comes in and is set at 720 minutes but we only see him for 700 minutes in the assessment reference date period, we get reimbursed at the lower rate of 500 minutes. We do not get reimbursed ...
    Posted to PTA Blog Talk (Weblog) on June 13, 2012
  • Job Description?

    As I was searching the Internet this weekend, I typed in ''Physical Therapist Assistant.'' I came across some interesting descriptions of what I do, or at least what the websites think I do. The first site I came to after the search said, and I quote, ''Physical therapist assistants work with physical therapists to help patients with exercises and ...
    Posted to PTA Blog Talk (Weblog) on February 1, 2012
  • 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 ...
  • Got Shoes? Shoes4Kids Annual Drive Kicks Off at PT 2010

    Brad Thuringer, PTA, wants your kicks. Along with a group of therapists, Thuringer will be collecting shoes during the American Physical Therapy Association's PT 2010 Conference and Exposition, for donation to shelters and help centers in the Boston Metro area. The Shoes4Kids team won't take the pumps right off your feet, ...