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The Ethical Imperative of Comprehensive Documentation in Physical Therapy Practice

Trisha Salome, PT, DPT

May 15, 2024

How does documentation relate to the ethical principles guiding physical therapists?   Read More

   


Addressing Caregiver Burden in Spinal Cord Injury: Strategies for Healthcare Professionals

Alaena McCool, MS, OTR/L, CPAM

May 1, 2024

What are the various stressors experienced by caregivers of individuals with spinal cord injuries, and what strategies can healthcare professionals employ to alleviate caregiver burden?   Read More

   


Communication Strategies for Patient's with Dementia

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP

February 15, 2024

As health care professionals, should we alter our communication depending on the stage of dementia a patient is in?   Read More

 


Bullying and Older Adults

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

July 1, 2023

How is bullying defined, what are the different types of bullies, and what are the typical traits of a bully in an older adult?   Read More


Palliative and Hospice Care

Tracey Collins, PT, PhD, MBA, GCS

October 25, 2021

What is the difference between Palliative and Hospice Care?   Read More

  


Components of Goals: Back to Basics

Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP

August 31, 2021

What are the components of a well-written goal?   Read More

 


Benefits and Complicating Factors of Exercise in Patients with Diabetes

Sarah Stillings, MA, PT, MPT, CHT

July 30, 2021

What are the benefits as well as the complicating factors of exercise for patients with diabetes?   Read More

      


Therapy Screening

Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP

May 25, 2021

What is the purpose of a screen and are there any practice tips for success when performing a rehab screen?   Read More


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, CFPS

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, CFPS

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

   


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