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Importance of Combining Learning with Physical Activity

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

June 16, 2015

Why combine learning with physical activity in children?   Read More


Contraindications for FES

Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS

June 9, 2015

What are the contraindications for using functional electrical stimulation?   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

  


Effective Documentation with Pelvic Pain Diagnosis in Pregnant Women

Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

May 26, 2015

Can you give us any tips on effective documentation in this area? Have you had any trouble with insurance reimbursement?   Read More


Sleep Positioning for Pain Relief in the Pregnant Patient

Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

May 19, 2015

Do you have an positioning advice for pregnant woman who are having pelvic pain and/or lateral hip pain at night?   Read More


Pelvic Girdle Pain Diagnosis

Cynthia Neville, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP

May 12, 2015

How do you correctly make a diagnosis of pelvic girdle pain?   Read More


Four Levels of Skin Breakdown

Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS

May 5, 2015

What are the levels of skin breakdown and how many are there?   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

   


Physical Dependence or Addiction?

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

April 14, 2015

What is the difference between physical dependence on a medication and addiction?   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


Choosing a Ceiling Lift and Insurance Coverage

Rob Horkheimer, PT, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM

March 24, 2015

Why would you choose a ceiling lift over other lifts? Does insurance pay for any of the lifts?   Read More


Containing Water in the Shower Area and Minimizing Falls

Rob Horkheimer, PT, MPT, CEAC, CAPS, ECHM

March 17, 2015

What do you recommend to contain water in the shower area?   Read More


Burst Fractures and Orthoses

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

March 10, 2015

What is a burst fracture and how is it treated orthotically?   Read More


Three Purposes for Spinal Orthoses

Jared Howell, MS, CPO, LPO

March 3, 2015

What do spinal orthoses do to assist patients?   Read More


Examples of Indoor Physical Activities for School Children

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

February 24, 2015

Can you give a couple ideas of activities for indoors?   Read More


Physical Activity Guidelines for Children

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

February 17, 2015

What are the physical activity guidelines for children?   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

 


Common Barrier to Patient Adherence/Engagement with Physical Therapy

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

January 27, 2015

What is a common possible barrier to patient adherence/compliance to a home program or therapy in general that you have found with home care clients?   Read More

  


Consequences of Childhood Obesity

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

January 20, 2015

What are some of the consequences of childhood obesity both now and down the road?   Read More


Balance Training by Challenging the Sensory System using a Household Item

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

January 12, 2015

Can you discuss a clinical example you perform to challenge the sensory system and improve balance confidence?   Read More