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Hip Surgery Gives PTA New Perspective

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

Six weeks from his own bilateral hip replacement and Gary Scott, PTA, who works for RehabVisions at an Iowa hospital, has seen things from the other side.

“It was good on-the-job training,” he said.

Gary is back at work in the therapy department part-time waiting for
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Aquatic Therapy for Geriatric Patients

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RehabVisions

In upcoming decades therapists can expect to treat an increasing number of geriatric patients as the United States experiences the coming “boom” in older populations. One therapy that has proven beneficial for a range of deficits in this population is aquatic therapy.

From conversations with our clinical students we know that not all physical therapy and occupational therapy students will receive hands-on aquatic therapy experience prior to graduation.
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Hand Therapy

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Sara Wigger

RehabVisions Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) Brenda Kreuter, PT had been a practicing clinician for a number of years before she happened upon the world of hand therapy.

Brenda had been covering different clinics when a friend asked her to help out at a hand therapy clinic. The clinic was a new challenge, and she was in the perfect environment to learn.
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Acute Approach To Neuro

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RehabVisions

Patients recovering from stroke and experiencing mobility difficulties are a common diagnosis seen by Steven Nicholson, PT.  Neurological patients present some unique challenges in the inpatient environment. We asked Steven how he works with an acute care approach to neuro, and he recommended these three focuses to help short-term patients reach a safe and improved level of stability before discharge.

Education

The initial goal must be education for both the patient and the family/primary caregiver. Because the patient may be experiencing cognitive impairment due to the stroke, it is important to provide comprehensive education for the family.
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Know Pain or No Gain — Patient Education is Key

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RehabVisions

Over the past decade we have seen an explosion of research on how to become more effective in dealing with patients who are in pain. Global statistics consistently demonstrate 25 percent of the world’s population deal with chronic pain. Looking at current research, one of the overriding treatment strategies is patient education.
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