Entries by Tom Jorno

Fall, 2018: What Is “Defensible Documentation?”

What Is “Defensible Documentation?” Hannah Mullaney Defensible documentation in the physical therapy world — what does this entail? A paper chart donned with purple gloves, yellow gown, and p99 respiratory mask? Or maybe a sleek EMR (electronic medical record) laced with the defensive skills of a black belt extraordinaire. Actually, it harkens to the diligent…

Summer, 2018: Is Physical Therapy the Worst Kept Secret in HealthCare?

  “I Still Believe Physical Therapy is the Worst Kept Secretin Healthcare” Brett Neilson I still believe physical therapy is the WORST kept secret in healthcare. Last year I wrote a blog titled “Physical Therapy – The WORST Kept Secret in Healthcare” which allowed for some great discussion by the readers on the topic of physical therapy…

May 2018: Imposter Syndrome in Graduate Students

Imposter Syndrome: Dealing with Feelings of Self-Doubt and Inadequacy in a Doctorate Level Program Rachel Harrison, SPT   Imposter syndrome (IS): a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. ‘Imposters’ suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.  Imposter…

March 2018: Graded Imagery & Advanced Technology in the Treatment of a Patient Post-Stroke

Graded Imagery and Advanced Technology in the Treatment of a Patient Post-Stroke Lisa Peterkin, SPT   With the advancement of technology comes the advancement of treatment tools that can be used in all areas of physical therapy.  Newer techniques used to treat patients after a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) have become more popular both in and…

Jan 2018: Importance of Developing Mentor-Mentee Relationships During PT School

The Importance of Developing Mentor-Mentee Relationships During PT School Lisa Peterkin, SPT At the University of New Mexico, Department of Physical Therapy, faculty, staff, and students all understand the rigor of the program and how much of an adjustment it can be to start a doctorate graduate program.  It doesn’t matter if the student came…

Dec 2017 Newsletter: What to Expect When Starting PT School

December, 2017 Newsletter What to Expect When Starting PT School Lisa Peterkin, SPT Everyone goes into their physical therapy program knowing that it’ll be hard work.  Knowing that they just spent the last 4 (probably a lot more) years preparing for admission and another 3 years of classes, studying, and exams. But no matter how…

Nov 2017 Newsletter: Teaching Documentation in a DPT Program

November, 2017 Newsletter Teaching Documentation in a DPT Program by Tiffany Enache, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education Documentation is an important part of the daily life of a physical therapist, and APTA presents high standards in their Defensible Documentation resources (1) and also in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice (2).  These both…

Oct 2017 Newsletter: How the Cloud Protects Your Practice in a Disaster

October, 2017 Newsletter The Cloud Protects Practices From Mother Nature by Terry Douglas As Irma devastated Florida’s Atlantic and Gulf coasts, I was reminded of how valuable it is to have your entire practice’s data securely stored in the cloud-far away from the rain, devastating winds, and storm surge. With the destruction left in the wake…