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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, OTR/L

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

 


Bike Fit and Upper Extremity Pain

Erik Moen, PT

June 30, 2014

What do you first look at with wrist pain in regards to bike fit being involved?   Read More


Consideration of the Anterior and Posterior Bumpers on a Prosthetic Foot

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

June 25, 2014

What you would see if a posterior bumper is too stiff? What if the anterior bumper is too soft?   Read More


Cancer Related Fatigue: Should Patients with Low Hemoglobin Levels Participate in Exercise?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

June 18, 2014

I once had a patient who declined a blood transfusion for religious reasons. His hemoglobin was too low for exercise, yet the he wanted to get stronger. Are there any exceptions to the hemoglobin ru...   Read More


Exercise while on Beta Blockers

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

June 9, 2014

How do people on beta blockers and blood pressure lowering medications tolerate exercise? How can they increase their cardiac output?   Read More

    


Clients with Breast Cancer: Is TENS an Option?

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

May 21, 2014

Are you aware of any evidence supporting or negating the use of modalities such as a TENS unit to assist with pain during or after exercise for breast cancer particularly with patients with metastases...   Read More

 


Considerations for Choosing the Right Prosthetic Foot

John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP

May 14, 2014

Why might we pick one prosthetic foot over another?   Read More


Exercising after Mastectomy

Andrea Branas, PT, MSE, MPT, CLT

April 23, 2014

How quickly can a client begin exercising a shoulder after a mastectomy? Are there specific exercises to perform with the upper extremity to minimize scarring? How often should the exercises be perf...   Read More

 


The Prone T, Y and L Exercises

Michael Crowell, PT, DSc, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT

April 16, 2014

Can you explain the prone T, Y, and L exercises?   Read More