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School System PT: Question about Eligibility for Therapy


Liz Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: I am a physical therapist (4 years) and on my 2nd in the schools. I am finding that more and more of my referrals are for kids that are falling behind their peers, not for … Continue reading

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Education Resources New Course – Cancer Rehabilitation


We are pleased to announce our new evidence based course, by our new faculty member; Lisa VanHoose. PhD, PR, CLT-LANA, CKTP Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation and it’s Role in Cancer SurvivorshipAdvances in the medical management of cancer have steadily increased survival rates. … 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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Blog Competition Winner – Free CEU course


We are pleased to announce Samantha as the winner of our blog competition. She can attend one of our two day courses for free.Samantha asked for advice for a challenging case she was involved with and received tremendous constructive advice … 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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School Based PT – Policies and Procedures


Sarah posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY:I am looking for PT eligibility/discharge criteria for school based PT. My district is working on beefing up their policies and procedures and I would like to know what is typical in other districts. 

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Pediatric Vestibular Rehabilitation


We are pleased to offer this popular continuing education courses. This course focuses on effective vestibular rehabilitation for treating children with dizziness, coordination, balance, motor, postural, vestibular, visual motor, perceptual, sensory organization and motion disorders due to disease, toxicity, infection, … Continue reading

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Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists


Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists  Patients undergoing therapy routinely take both prescription drugs and OTC medicines that ultimately influence treatment outcomes. Therapists with knowledge of these medicines practice safer, more effective therapy. The course will examine Rx and non-Rx medicine used … Continue reading

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