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Prioritize Seating Challenges During a Wheelchair Evaluation

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

November 10, 2015

These challenges that we see in seating often are not seen in isolation. We see combinations of them. How do we prioritize them during a wheelchair evaluation?   Read More


Medication Side Effect: Confusion

Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

November 4, 2015

Do medications cause confusion at times and if so which ones are able to do so?   Read More


Exercise and Metabolic Effects

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

October 29, 2015

What if a patient has very limited strength and endurance, but is underweight? Is there any way to decrease the usually wonderful metabolic effects?   Read More

 


Billing for Re-Eval When Discharging Part B Patient

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

October 21, 2015

Do I always bill for a re-evaluation for Part B when I am discharging?   Read More


Power Seat Lift-Advantages and Disadvantages

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 13, 2015

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a power seat lift?   Read More

 


Determining Car Seat vs Mobility Base for Children

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

October 6, 2015

When should a child move from riding in a car seat to riding in their mobility base?   Read More


Viscosity's Effect on Muscle Contraction and Exercise in Water

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

September 29, 2015

How does the viscosity of water effect muscle contraction and exercise in the water?   Read More


Ultrasound Stretching Window

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

September 22, 2015

Can you explain the term stretching window and how it applies to ultrasound treatment?   Read More


High Intensity Interval Training for the COPD population

Lori Sherlock, Ed.D, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

September 15, 2015

Can you have someone with COPD perfom high intensity interval training (HIIT)? What does the literature state?   Read More


Expired Medications

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

September 8, 2015

What are the risks of taking expired medications?   Read More


Best Technique for Applying Ultrasound to a Patient

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

September 1, 2015

What is the best technique from the research for applying ultrasound to a patient?   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

   


Duty Cycle Calculation for Ultrasound Treatment

Dawn T. Gulick, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS

August 18, 2015

Can you explain how to calculate duty cycle for an ultrasound treatment?   Read More


Difference Between Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen

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

August 11, 2015

It can often take two or three days for a patient to equilibrate and get used to a dose change.   Read More


Advanced Features for Wheelchairs

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

August 4, 2015

What are interfacing, mouse emulation and infrared transmission features on a wheelchair?   Read More

 


Central Nervous System Medications that can Impact Physical Therapy Sessions

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

July 28, 2015

Can you explain what I could see as a PT in a physical therapy session if someone is reacting to a CNS medication change?   Read More

 


Need for Additional Screening Prior to Trying a Power Wheelchair

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 21, 2015

Do you use a cognitive and/or vision screen prior to trying power wheelchairs?   Read More


Generational Differences in Regards to Feedback and Rewards

Yolanda Griffiths, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

July 15, 2015

Are there generational differences in regards to what a person/patient would like in feedback and rewards?   Read More


Common Concerns with Mobility Training in Schools

Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS

July 7, 2015

What are some common concerns when it comes to mobility training and a new power chair at school?   Read More


Activity that Involves Recyclables, Learning and Physical Activity with Children

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

June 23, 2015

What is one of your favorite activities to involve recyclables, learning and physical activity with children?   Read More