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Spaced Retrieval Technique

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP

November 30, 2020

What is the Spaced Retrieval Technique and how can it be used in physical therapy treatment?   Read More


Post-Stroke Apathy

Shannon Compton, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS

July 14, 2020

What is post-stroke apathy and the clinical features of post-stroke apathy?   Read More


Gait Speed As the Sixth Vital Sign

Sarah Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT

April 30, 2020

Can you review gait speed including how to perform and its significance to the elderly population?   Read More

Handling Disruptive Behaviors

Emily Fleischman, PT, DPT, GCS

January 29, 2020

How do you handle disruptive behaviors of hallucinations and delusions?   Read More


Communication and Patients with Dementia

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

January 29, 2019

What are some factors, challenges, and strategies for communication with patients that have dementia?   Read More

Chemical Restraint Examples

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

March 29, 2018

Can you define chemical restraints and provide us with some examples?   Read More

Rehabilitation Implications with Medication Taken for Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease

Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD

January 24, 2018

What are some rehabilitation implications with medications taken for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD)?   Read More


Screening for Metastasis as a DPT

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

July 31, 2017

Can you tell us more about screening for metastasis as a physical therapy professional?   Read More


Bed Mobility and Transfer Training with Dementia Patient

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

November 23, 2016

For early and middle stages of dementia, what are some steps/helpful guidelines when having patients perform bed mobility and transfers?   Read More

Gait Training Patient With Dementia

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

November 9, 2016

How should we tailor our treatment or approach a patient with the early and middle stages of dementia during gait training?   Read More

Clinical Documentation Supporting to Slow the Rate of Decline

Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS

November 2, 2016

Do have examples or key phrases you use in your assessment part of your note to justify PT to slow the rate of decline in patients chronic condition?   Read More


Berg Balance and Assistive Device Use

Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS

September 28, 2016

Can you have a patient use an assitive device when using the Berg to predict fall risk?   Read More


Cultural Sensitivity

Olaide Oluwole-Sangoseni, PT, PhD, DPT, MSc, GCS, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

August 17, 2016

What is cultural sensitivity?   Read More


Minimal Amount of Time for Untimed Codes

Mary R. Daulong, PT, CHC, CHP

December 9, 2015

Is there a minimum amount of time a treatment must be provided for an untimed code like unattended stim?   Read More


Beyond Subjective Pain Rating

Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

August 25, 2015

Besides asking the patient their pain rating what else would be appropriate to ask when asking about their pain?   Read More


Difference Between FES and NMES

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

June 2, 2015

What are the parameters for FES and the differences between that modality and NMES?   Read More


Medicine Delaying Physical Therapy Progress

Michelle A. Fritsch, Pharm.D., CGP, BCACP

April 28, 2015

When is it appropriate for the therapy team to bring attention to the nursing staff and physician that medicines could be delaying therapy progress?   Read More


Restraint Definition and Examples

Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

April 7, 2015

Can you explain the definition of restraint and examples of restraints?   Read More

Ethical Battles in SNF

Mark E. Hyder, PT, DPT, RAC-CT

February 3, 2015

From speaking with colleagues at work in the SNF sector, it appears that there is a constant ethical battle in skilled nursing facilities when it comes to RUG levels and meeting the required minutes s...   Read More


Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min., FAACVPR

December 17, 2014

Besides the ECG readings of atrial fibrillation, will patients have any other symptoms regarding that issue?   Read More