Category Archives: Adult and Geriatric Rehabilitation

Physical Therapist is Seeking your Thoughts and Experiences on Intervention for Acute Concussions


DEAR ERI COMMUNITY Pamela Posts: HiMy clinic has been hearing that doctors are referring patients with concussions for physical therapy. Is anyone out there doing rehab for concussions that is not just following a return to play per impact? I … Continue reading

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Looking for an Assessment Tool for Balance


Louis Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: A discriminant, reliable and valid perturbation-based fall assessment tool, (Spring Scale Test) has been reported by DePasquale and Toscano in 2000 JGPT. Predicated on repeated incremental predictable perturbations, (RIPPS), the Spring Scale Test (SST) seeks … Continue reading

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The Role of PT and OT in Cancer Rehabilitation


Due to advances in the medical management of cancer, survival rates are steadily improving. However, many cancer survivors will have at least one side effect of the cancer treatment. As therapists, we are committed to improving function based on evidence … Continue reading

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Speaker Spotlight – Richard Clendaniel – an Expert in Vestibular Rehabilitation


Richard Clendaniel, PT, PhDis a well respected member of our Faculty presenting his popular CEU Course: “Vestibular Rehabilitation: Evaluation and Management of Individuals with Dizziness and Balance Disorders”. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Community & Family … Continue reading

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Disability Rights Documentary – a must see for PT’s and OT’s


If you haven’t seen it already, we highly recommend the PBS documentary on Independent Lens called “Lives Worth Living” (see link below). As therapists who have been in the field for many years, we admit to being only vaguely aware … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapists Assist Boston Marathon Victims Return Home


The inspiring Boston Marathon victim stories keep coming in –  The Boston Globe has a great article (and video) of an occupational therapist working with the newly established “The Boston Survivors Accessibility Alliance” helping a woman return home.  http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/21/marathon-victims-return-home-aided-free-accessibility-repairs/VUVwKF97NedK0PiHo1N74M/story.html

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Glen Gillen gives Slagle Lecture at AOTA Annual Conference


Glen Gillen, EdD, OTR, FAOTA, recently gave the Eleanor Clarke Slagle Lecture, at the AOTA annual confernece. His talk, titled “A Fork in the Road: An Occupational Hazard?” looked at contemporary OT practice through a historical lens.  Please click here … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy for Severe Bell’s Palsy Patients


You may have heard that a clinical study recently published by Neurorehabil Neural Repair (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23549520/) found that early physical therapy in individuals severely affected with Bell’s Palsy could lead to better long term results. What has been your experience with … Continue reading

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Total Knee Replacement – any new ideas?


Chris Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Does anyone have any unconventional ideas for increasing flexion or extension after TKA? Thanks for your helpChris 

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Treatment Suggestions for a Morton’s Neuroma Anyone?


Jane posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I just evaluated a patient with a Morton’s neuroma between the third and fourth metatarsal.  He is an active runner and tennis player who has been limited in participating in the sports he loves.  He … Continue reading

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