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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
  • Two Options

    Numerous case reports and journal articles later, I'm contemplating two separate case reports for my final project in the quest for my DPT. The position I'm in now is trying to decide between two trauma patients and their complicated surgical procedures, and the interesting approach taken to treat them. A while ago I had no idea what case to ...
    Posted to Transition to Rehab Management (Weblog) on February 28, 2013
  • Staying Profitable and Productive

    One thing is true in the field of rehabilitation: Change is constant. This has never been more true than at the present time. Within the past year, there have been staffing shortages followed by staffing surplus; needed equipment, but not enough room; along with insurance changes that are limiting patients' ability to obtain necessary help. ...
    Posted to Transition to Rehab Management (Weblog) on November 2, 2012
  • Summer Semester in Progress

    Lecture handouts are printed, lectures are downloaded. ''Women's Health'' and ''Vestibular Rehabilitation'' are the classes I'm registered for and currently working on, along with the final exams, which are printed. This is going to be a quick semester. June 29 is the date for the exams to be turned in, which should not be a problem. I've learned ...
    Posted to Transition to Rehab Management (Weblog) on May 31, 2012
  • Spring Semester Completed

    Another semester of school, finished! What an amazing journey this has become. ''Differential Diagnosis'' and ''Pharmacology for Physical Medicine,'' so appropriate for therapists in so many ways. The past semester has brought up some interesting situations in our department, from a therapist who had severe abdominal pain and was sent to the ER by ...
    Posted to Transition to Rehab Management (Weblog) on May 3, 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 ...