ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine
August 27, 2015

Industrial Rehab

The ABCs of FCEs

"To return to work or not to return to work; that is the question confronting injured and rehabilitated workers -- and the employers who want them back on the job ASAP. Often, lingering doubts about the optimum time to resume work-as-usual can cause delays. Enter the functional capacity evaluation (FCE), an assessment tool used by PTs and OTs to help determine an individual's readiness to return to the daily grind."  Seeking Standards

Progressing Patients in the Pool

"When patients present with pain on weight-bearing, limited range of motion, decreased strength, or balance deficits, one beneficial option to put into the plan of care is aquatic therapy, especially if they require joint decompression and have difficulty walking. The first pool session is used to establish a baseline for the patient, with exercises selected based on the patient's primary limitations and tolerance."  Back for More

Blog: PTs Learning from OTs

"Last month I visited Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit, multi-facility organization in Allentown, Pa., specializing in healthcare, housing, and support services for seniors, to learn about their newest implemented therapy program, NET (Neurocognitive Engagement Therapy). It focuses on helping individuals with cognitive impairment regain function and return to their home environment using traditional as well as non-traditional therapy methods."  ADVANCE Perspective

2015 Salary Survey Infographic

As a special supplement to our highly popular 2015 Salary Survey, ADVANCE has created this exclusive 2015 Salary Survey Infographic! It features previously unreleased exclusive data pertaining to experience level, practice specialty, and certification, derived from information submitted by nearly 1,300 PT professionals nationwide.  Take a Look

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