Stacy Ashley Murphy
The acquisition of Ernie Geiger’s PT practice and clinic in South Bend, Washington was complete in February of this year. He and his wife, Diane, who had run the business for 30 years, intended to take a week off after the closing before Ernie would return to doing home health therapy in the area. They ended up taking a month because they were enjoying themselves so much.
Brenda Kemling, PT
As a middle-aged woman, I begrudgingly schedule several annual visits with my doctor for wellness checks and preventative screens. Despite dreading those annual appointments, I realize it is important for my overall health and making certain all is well, so I’m around to see my daughter grow and prosper. The one appointment I actually look forward to is my physical fitness test.
Granted, I don’t schedule a visit with my local therapist since I am already a licensed physical therapist, but I do set aside time every year to reassess my strength, balance, coordination, weight, nutrition, and exercise regimen.
RehabVisions has worked with a lot of passionate clinicians and clinical students over our 32 years. It has been wonderful to see passion in new therapy advocates used to create missions like #GetPT1st and PT Day of Service™ — movements that work to promote the benefits of therapy or add value to local communities through volunteerism.
An estimated one million Americans live with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and around 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. There is no cure for the progressive disease. Many physical therapists and occupational therapists are learning a newer exercise-based behavioral treatment technique, called LSVT BIG, that patients with a PD diagnosis can continue to practice after completing the initial program.
It’s back-to-school season and we can’t stress enough the importance of educating local communities on the dangers of concussion injuries. RehabVisions physical therapist Lynn Schmitz is passionate about preventative education, being no stranger to severe concussions himself. He believes therapists have a responsibility not only to treat but to share knowledge that can prevent a recoverable injury from progressing to a life-threatening situation.