Entries by Tom Jorno

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…

August 2017 bestPT Newsletter: Persisting Problems with Leftover Prescriptions

August, 2017 Newsletter Leftover opiods are a common problem after surgery. by Lindsey Tanner CHICAGO — Surgery patients often end up with leftover opioid painkillers and store the remaining pills improperly at home, a study suggests. The research raises concerns about over prescribing addictive medicine that could end in the wrong hands…   Welcome NEW Members…

July 2017 bestPT: PTA, the 1st choice for a 2nd career

PTA: First Choice for a Second Career Many PTAs began their work lives in other occupations but have come to find a home in physical therapy. While their individual reasons may vary, many of these professionals are resuming their studies as older students focusing on a second career that is more satisfying than the work…

June 2017 bestPT: 10 Easy Ways PTs Can Promote Fitness

10 Easy Ways Physical Therapists Can Promote Fitness Unlike many medical providers, physical therapists have ample time to talk with patients, to learn about their lives and to educate. This extra time gives physical therapists (PTs) the opportunity to do more than help patients heal from injuries and regain mobility–they can also help them learn…