Tag Archives: PT

PT Needing Advice on Autistic Child with Particular Behavioral issue


GUEST BLOGGER: Kathryn Biel. Jacqueline submitted this clinical question: I am a physical therapist working with an autistic child who continues to throw toys and other items constantly. He will throw items over, under and thru railings, in his sister’s crib … Continue reading

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Concussion and Other Brain Injuries in the Headlines


FROM PT IN MOTION MARCH 23rd 2015 “Concussion, Other Brain Injuries Continue to Grab Attention Whether in academic research journals, political advocacy reports, or the sports page, discussions about concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) weren’t hard to find last week. … Continue reading

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Whats on the horizon for stroke rehab?


Researchers at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center may have found a way to help prep a stroke victim’s brain prior to physical therapy to aid a more complete recovery. A non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS,  prepares a stroke patient’s brain … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 4


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis Following a period of intervention children can be assessed using the GAS scaling and be given a numeric score.  This can be used not only on an individual basis but also on a larger scale … Continue reading

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New Study: Helmets Do Little to Help Moderate Infant Skull Flattening


The first randomized trial of helmet use,  published in the BMJ, found “virtually no treatment effect” The New York Times  published the news with links to the BMJ report and to an accompanying editorial by Brent R Collett an investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute As therapists, … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes; PART 2


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis Considering the three components of EBP, therapy has been particularly lacking in the area of research.  Conducting high-level research is difficult for many reasons.  One of the issues is finding outcome measures that are sensitive … Continue reading

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PT Seeks Input Helping a Child with Torticollis


Jill Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello, I am working with a child with Goldenhar Syndrome and significant right torticollis. I have been working with him for almost a year, and we have had phases of the neck alignment improving, but … Continue reading

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Evidence Based Practice: How Are You Measuring Outcomes


SPEAKER BLOG SERIES: Suzanne Davis As therapists we are constantly challenged to use evidence-based practice (EBP) to provide services to our clients.  The definition of EBP is threefold, including (Sackett, et al, 2000): Best research evidence Clinical expertise Patient and … Continue reading

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PT looking for eligibility guidelines for ESY (extended school year)


Dina Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am a NY licensed physical therapist who works in a public school setting preschool-age 21. The challenging task of annual review time, facilitating IEP goals and recommendations for the extended school year (ESY) are … 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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