RehabVisions and our therapists are no strangers to the topic of dementia. Cognitive testing is a great way for disciplines to work together using their expertise in order to provide the highest level of quality care. We asked Regional Clinical Manager Jolene Denn, SLP to share how her team approaches dementia and her PT’s role. Jolene is an expert on dementia and has presented a CEU course on the subject to RehabVisions therapists.
Know the Stage
Lymphedema, a complex medical condition affecting one or more limbs of the body, can present additional challenges for people at risk who live in smaller communities, in that they are likely not surrounded by enough general providers and medical staff who know how to appropriately identify and treat it. This can create an under-served population and situations where patients are identified less quickly and at later stages.
RehabVisions Rehab Director Michele Roesch-Johnson, OT worked for a giant of a contract therapy provider before transitioning to her management role with RehabVisions. In her former position, she dealt with company communication issues and navigating changes in her role. Her experiences led her to think differently about the way she manages her own team.
Stacy Ashley Murphy
After a year and a half of lead-up, we were so excited to finally participate in APTA’s National Student Conclave this past Friday and Saturday in Omaha. RehabVisions was represented at the trade show as we doled out the world’s best ginger snaps and met bright PT students from all over the country.
Brenda Kemling, PT
Patients diagnosed with breast cancer pose a welcome challenge to licensed therapists in that no two patients are alike. They do not undergo the same exact surgical procedure. They do not receive the same exact physician follow-up care. And they do not present with the same post-surgical underlying impairments. Therapy rehabilitation potential and treatment options are based upon the type and stage of breast cancer; lumpectomy vs. mastectomy, radiation vs. chemotherapy, breast tissue involvement vs. mammary duct vs. lymph node, depression vs. anxiety vs. positive mental attitude, physically active vs. inactive.
Whether a patient undergoes a radical mastectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation with resultant post-surgical lymphedema or has a small lumpectomy with no need for radiation or chemotherapy, all can benefit from therapy services.