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Baby Steps: Ambulation for the 0-3 Population; CEU course for PT’s, PTA’s, OT’s and OTA’s


How do you maximize your time and target gait in your interventions with infants and toddlers? This course will focus on pre and early ambulation in a population that is predisposed to rapid and dramatic changes: the birth to three population. We will … Continue reading

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Physical therapy can be as effective as surgery for torn meniscus


You may have heard that a clinical study recently published by The New England Journal of Medicine   found that physical therapy can be as effective as knee surgery for treating patients with a torn meniscus. The following physical therapy protocol … Continue reading

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Barbara Hypes responds to blog with therapy thoughts and suggestions


We posted a clinical case study a few weeks ago and had some great responses. We wanted to share one comment from our distinguished faculty member; Barbara Hypes Alyssa Posts:DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello! I am a pediatric physical therapist (Early … Continue reading

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Help! Diagnosis & Physical Therapy Treatment Ideas for 19 month old


Alyssa Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Hello! I am a pediatric physical therapist (Early Intervention) currently struggling with a little girl (19 months old); significant hypotonia, NO head control, dislocating joints (elbows, shoulders, hips and knees), joint contractures in lower extremities, … Continue reading

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How Much Should PT, OT and Speech Therapy Cost our Patients?


As PTs, OTs and Speech language pathologists we know how detrimental to our patients’ health it can be when they don’t receive the appropriate amount of therapy and care. But for many of our patients this has become the norm … Continue reading

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The Role of the Physical Therapist in an Acute Care Setting


You may have seen the recent physical therapy journal (December, 2012) that was devoted to rehabilitation of people with critical illness. Those of us who have worked in an acute care setting have seen acquired weakness that seems to be … Continue reading

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Computer Based Balance Assessments for Acute Patients?


Margo Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: At our facility, we are implementing new computer evaluations but have been unable to come up with good balance assessments for acute patients. Does any one have suggestions for tests that are valid and easy … Continue reading

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Seeking Input from NICU Therapists


Dear NICU Therapist,We are seeking your advice and input on developing an advanced clinical continuing education course for NICU therapists.  In response to numerous requests from colleagues who like yourself, have attended one of our NICU workshops, we are hoping … Continue reading

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Measuring Therapy Productivity in Acute Care


Judy Posts: DEAR ERI COMMUNITY: Has anyone found a good way to measure productivity in acute care? It can vary so much from day to day for the evaluating therapists depending on what types of patients were admitted and how … Continue reading

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NDT Recertification


As all of you who are NDT certified know, NDT certification is now valid for 3 years, from the date of acceptance into the program. Re-certification is a new process that requires 20 hours of continuing education in the three … Continue reading

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