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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


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, OTR/L

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