Tag Archives: Home Care

The Affordable Care Act: New Opportunities for Cardiac Rehabilitation in the Workplace?


As cardiovascular health takes on a greater focus under the Affordable Care Act  opportunities for therapists to take on a greater role in this area  will be rapidly expanding.   The current era of health reform in the United States that … Continue reading

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The Physical Therapists Role in Preventing Rehospitalizations


New regulations and payment models depend upon successful patient discharge home without a re-admission in the immediate future. Physical therapists will play a huge role in determining whether or not a patient is “ready for discharge” home and once home, … Continue reading

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Strength Exercise for Aging Adults – CEU course for PTs, OT’s and Assistants


A great CEU course from dynamic instructor: Mark Richards Whether you work in home health, outpatient, skilled nursing, a rehab center, or acute care, this course is designed to help you enhance your strength exercise treatments in a clinically realistic and practical way. … Continue reading

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OT Looking for Evidenced-Based Best Practice Assessments


Martha Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I would like to know if anyone  recommends or is aware of a good assessment for OT’s to use to evaluate ADL’s and IADL’s in the home. Our agency is looking for evidenced-based best practice assessments.Thank … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Seeking Input – Guillain-Barre


Theresa Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Clinical Challenge: Home Care OT treating 60 y.o. male w/GBS (diagnosed 1 year ago), who has almost no sensory or motor function in bilat hands. Had restricted extension in wrists/hands/fingers premorbidly (i.e. couldn’t do push … Continue reading

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