Tag Archives: Adult rehabilitation

Making the Case for Respiratory Muscle Training in Routine Physical Therapy Practice


The reported clinical benefits of respiratory muscle training include improved pressure generation by the respiratory muscles, reduced dyspnea, increased functional activity and endurance, and heightened athletic performance. However, respiratory muscle training has not yet been widely adopted into routine physical … Continue reading

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NEW CEU course – Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome


Master Clinician Gaye Cronin presents this NEW course in 2014: Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation in Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) The course will focus on assessment and treatment for vestibular, sensory organization, ocular motor, reflex integration, postural stability, and otolithic displacement and is designed … Continue reading

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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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Acute Care Physical Therapy Is Not A Location


The Boston Marathon Bombing on April 15, 2013 brought together various disciplines from the healthcare spectrum to handle and triage wounded people at the actual bombing site downtown, and subsequently in the various admitting hospitals in the area. Physical Therapists … Continue reading

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Why Patients Don’t Exercise – What’s a Therapist to do?


Post from Education Resources Faculty Member: Suzanne Clark You do a great job putting together an exercise program for your patients with chronic disease. You teach them how to do the exercises and they return the demonstration. You give them … 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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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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