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Balance Control: Troubleshooting for the Patient with a Prosthetic Limb

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

November 26, 2014

Any insights on a patient that stands with most of his weight on the heel of his foot and loses balance backwards frequently? Are there adjustments that can be done?   Read More


How Do Outcomes/Goals Differ in the Early Intervention Setting under IDEA?

Alison Kreger, PT, DPT, PCS, CKTP

November 19, 2014

How do outcomes/goals differ in the early intervention setting under IDEA?   Read More


Is Basic Backpack Design Fundamentally Flawed?

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

November 12, 2014

Is basic backpack design fundamentally flawed?   Read More


Electrical Stimulation Use Post-op ACL Repair

David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS

November 10, 2014

Is electrical stimulation beneficial to facilitate quadriceps contraction early on post-op?   Read More

 


Insurance Coverage of Prosthetic Limbs

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

October 29, 2014

Does insurance pay for more than one limb at a time? How often are you able to get a new one?   Read More


How Do You Treat Persistent Orthostasis?

Adele Myszenski, PT

October 22, 2014

How do you treat persistent orthostasis? How much of a drop do you allow, especially if their dizziness is inconsistent?   Read More

  


Biking and Low Back Pain

Erik Moen, PT

October 13, 2014

How long do you have patients stay off the bike with a low back injury? Do you change trunk angles with them when they are in rehab?   Read More

 


What type of treatment is AquaStrechTM?

Lori Sherlock, MS, ATRIC, AEA Fitness Specialist, CSCS

October 6, 2014

What is AquaStretchTM?   Read More


The Right Time for a Prosthetic Limb

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

September 24, 2014

At what point are patients getting their first prosthetic limb? Are there any limitations or precautions for exercise and balance training?   Read More


Balance Frequency in the Geriatric Patient

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

September 15, 2014

How often should balance be practiced in the geriatric population?   Read More

  


Infection Control Plan-Is it Necessary?

A.U. Bankaitis, PhD, FAAA

September 8, 2014

Is an infection control plan necessary in a physical therapy clinic?   Read More


Determining Artifact in ECGs

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

September 1, 2014

How can you determine artifact versus an abnormal rhythm on an ECG?   Read More

   


Prosthetic Care: Referring Back to the Prosthetist

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

August 27, 2014

If we are adding socks to a patient and encounter a loose socket, at what point should we refer back to the prosthetist?   Read More


Tips to Decrease Need for Restraints in Wanderers

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

August 18, 2014

What can you do for those that wander and colleagues or family are asking a restraint? Any tips to limit restraint use?   Read More


Motivating Child Who Perseverates on an Issue

Amy M. Schlessman, PT, DPT, DHS

August 11, 2014

Are there any helpful hints working with a child who has trouble with perseverating on an issue?   Read More


Metartarsalgia and Relation to Bike Fit

Erik Moen, PT

August 4, 2014

When someone has metatarsalgia, what do you address first in a bike fit? Shoe cleat fit or knee angle?   Read More

 


Prosthetic Care: Considering Shoes of Varied Heel Height

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

July 30, 2014

If a transfemoral prosthesis user switches to a higher heel shoe than what the device was originally aligned to, what is the user likely to experience?   Read More


Convincing a Fatigued Cancer Patient to Exercise: What do you say?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

July 23, 2014

What are some talking points that you use with patients to encourage them to exercise?   Read More


Reestablishing Skilled Days Once Discharged From Therapy

Shelly A. Mesure, MS, OTR/L

July 14, 2014

How do you reestablish skilled medicare days once discharged from physical therapy?   Read More


Balancing Success and Failure During Treatment Session

Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT, CSST, FAPTA

July 7, 2014

How do you balance success and failure during specific tasks during the treatment session?   Read More