Thanks for subscribing!

Traditional Values. Innovative Care.

Blog

The Broad Spectrum of Occupational Therapy

Posted:
Tracy Milius, OT

Last year occupational therapy celebrated 100 years, and in 2018 we look toward a new century of providing occupational therapy services. It’s remarkable to me how the profession has expanded. It can even seem overwhelming when exploring the broad spectrum of services and niche markets we serve.

Of course, we remain deeply entrenched in the delivery of services related to promoting independence throughout the life span. RehabVisions’ occupational therapists working in skilled nursing facilities and in rural practice focus on activities of daily living, home safety, and living safely and independently. But what else are we doing? Let’s explore the practice areas occupational therapists are delving into.
More

The Importance of Recognition and Thanks

Posted:
Stacy Ashley Murphy

I’m a thank you card person. I know, it’s becoming outdated and that makes me sad. I recently read that a quick email or text is accepted as an adequate form of thank you because of its timeliness. I’m trying to get on board with this idea, but I still love putting pen to paper.

What’s not going out of style, and hopefully never will, is the act of saying thanks. And the act of recognizing people who are doing well in their work.
More

A Debrief of the Combined Sections Meeting

Posted:
Stacy Ashley Murphy

Hospital Compliance Manager Brenda Kemling, PT and Assistant Director of Operations Bill Mannewitz, PT attended the APTA Combined Sections Meeting last week in New Orleans. The three-day event is an opportunity to gather for the country’s largest conference on physical therapy. Incidentally, Bill ran into Cory Ash, PT, assistant manager for RehabVisions Outpatient Clinic in Dickinson, North Dakota, in one of his sessions, so RV had more representatives than we even realized.
More

Therapists should be treating wounds

Posted:
RehabVisions

Written by Jennifer Fuentes, PT

As a PT student, I never imagined that wound care would become such a huge part of my future. I had never seen a therapist treat wounds, so it wasn’t something I envisioned in my practice. In my first job, though, it became a necessity. I was working at a skilled nursing facility and over half of the residents had wounds or had experienced some sort of skin breakdown during their stay. I saw the need, had the knowledge through my graduate school training, and figured out the details from there.
More

Say No to Drugs, Yes to Therapy

Posted:
RehabVisions

This country’s opioid crisis is a hot topic in healthcare. Because of the national attention the issue is garnering, physicians are feeling the pressure to reduce prescriptions for these drugs. Fortunately, there is a better avenue.

Physical therapy can be just that—long-term relief from pain without medication.

Rehab Director Skylar Tarbet, PT heads our outpatient clinic in South Bend, Washington. We asked Skylar about the issue.
More