Tracy Milius, OT
According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, more than 13 million US citizens have incontinence. What many of these people do not realize is that they have viable treatment options within PT or OT to improve their quality of life.
In an effort to promote awareness, we asked Melissa Clarke, OT who has been treating patients with incontinence for three and a half years, a few questions:
What patient demographics do you typically treat and what patient education do you provide?
Brenda Kemling, PT
Evidence-based practice is defined as the “integration of the best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.”¹ The demand for and interest in applying evidence to rehabilitation practice has substantially grown in the past decade, in part, by the increase in publication of systematic reviews (over 700 relevant to the practice of physical therapy alone), other articles related to evidence in practice, and transition towards quality value-based reporting and payment models.
Bill Mannewitz, PT
Every business looks for that edge that allows them to have the most qualified and most capable employees. The key to creating this environment is to hire only those who are able to perform the job specific tasks required of them. Rehab departments can help local businesses achieve this goal, decrease the risk of injury, and decrease costs associated with worker’s compensation premiums by offering post-offer employment testing and fit-for-duty testing.
Last week I read a book called ‘Happywork’. Through storytelling the author demonstrates the importance of managers and co-workers working together to create company cultures that emphasize job satisfaction and happier work environments.
While reading, I was reminded of something Rehab Director Jolene Denn, SLP had written a week or so earlier for a separate blog topic:
Jennifer Flanagan, SLP
Earlier in my career I worked as a speech-language pathologist in a hospital setting. The speech pathology department was separate from the physical and occupational therapy departments, and I rarely had opportunity to interact with these therapists. When I transitioned to a career with RehabVisions, I quickly noticed the benefits of practicing near and collaborating with the other therapy disciplines. In RehabVisions rehab departments, our therapists benefit from working as part of a multidisciplinary team.