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Infinity Rehab Director of Professional Development Featured in APTA’s ‘The Pulse’

Pulse Advice Corner With Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS

Derek Fenwick, PT, DPT, GCS and Director of Professional development for Infinity Rehab wrote an insightful article for the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) The Pulse. The article is an open letter to future physical therapists and physical therapist assistants about making the choice to enter a profession dedicated to helping people get back to the things they love every day. Dear future colleagues, First off, you have chosen a great career. Physical therapy has as much diversity in career paths as any profession in health care. You are in for a great life ahead of you. I’ve learned a … Continue reading

OTAO Legislative Day: A Productive Day for Occupational Therapy (OT) Advocacy!

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Two Infinity Rehab occupational therapists, Christie Ames and Katie Shuler, joined a group of OT practitioners from across Oregon and descended onto Capitol Square in Salem, OR to raise awareness for the OT profession. The OT practitioners in attendance represented a variety of settings including acute care, long-term acute care, skilled nursing, pediatrics, and school-based therapy as they met with their Senate and House Representatives. While speaking with each legislator, conversations were sparked about the importance and benefits of OT across all settings in order to maximize outcomes and provide cost effective services so that all individuals can be independent and productive … Continue reading

Accountable Health Communities Model

Social Deteminants of Health

On January 5, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced $157 million in funding to address the health-related social needs of Medicare beneficiaries and associated referrals to and navigation of community-based services. Called the Accountable Health Communities Model, it is a 5-year program and the first CMS Innovation Center model to focus on health-related social needs of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. For a health care system that has historically focused on funding care that occurs in a clinic, hospital, or nursing facility, this is a significant advancement. It is a novel approach for testing whether screening patients for … Continue reading

How Therapists Can Support Our Veterans Through Honor Flights

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Diane Hatterman, Physical Therapist Assistant, with Infinity Rehab in Spokane, Washington has found a way to make a difference with our military veterans. In October, Diane took her second trip as a guardian to one of our veterans on the Honor Flight. The Honor Flight Network was started to show our appreciation and respect for the veterans who have served our country. Each year, dozens of planes make the trip to Washington DC full of veterans. Upon arrival in DC, the veterans are whisked off to see the memorials dedicated to the vets with a police escort at all times. … Continue reading