Infinity Rehab Blog

Our People and Our Vision

It is no secret that we believe the key to our long-term business success at Infinity Rehab is to focus on developing our people. The key to accomplishing that goal, however, is more complicated than simply stating our intent. This is where our vision statement comes in. As Mike introduced in the Insider last month, our newly-developed vision provides the guidelines for our path. Today, I would like to propose to you a set of directions to lead us all down this path together.  Your awareness of the plan and your buy-in to participating are critical in reaching our vision.  … Continue reading

CHANGE VISION

Mission and values are enduring and should not change from year to year. Infinity Rehab’s haven’t changed for over 13 years and we have no intention of doing so in the coming years. No matter what is going on in the environment around you, mission and values should always serve as true north to an organization.  However, vision can, and should, change with the times and environmental circumstances.  Going into 2015, I felt that health care reform was at a point that required us to have a unifying statement, or vision, that would adequately capture the urgency of why Infinity … Continue reading

A Path to Happiness at Work

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By: Ronald Walser, DPT, GCS Infinity Rehab, Director of Rehab Toppenish Nursing and Rehab I believe we are meant to be happy and should strive for our own definition of success. My hope in sharing my road to happiness at work will help people in a similar situation realize there is and should be satisfaction and happiness during each day of work. The realizations that I have come to are just as the title says, “A path to happiness at work,” not the path or our path, it is just a path that has worked for me and hopefully some … Continue reading

Teamwork After a Tornado

On the night of June 22, 2016 at 10:06 PM, an EF-2 tornado touched down just outside of Pontiac, IL and proceeded to rip an 11 mile path approximately four football fields wide straight through the town. Wind speeds were estimated between 115-125 mph. Several people were injured and dozens of buildings flattened. Located less than a mile outside of the path of destruction is the town’s tallest building – a seven-story assisted living center called Evenglow Lodge. Cindy Fox, a Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and Director of Rehab for Infinity Rehab at the facility, was at home when the … Continue reading

ENCOURAGING SELF-MANAGEMENT

In 2010, I attended a conference on exercise and physical activity in aging.  The programming, which was excellent, focused almost exclusively on the impact of aging on body systems, as well as the latest evidence on exercise prescription. This conference inspired me to pursue the Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA) course series offered through the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. At the end of the conference in 2010, the final keynote speaker posed a “so what” question to the audience. While the science supports everything we do as therapists in terms of exercise prescription, the keynote speaker asked, … Continue reading

Congratulations to Infinity Rehab’s Newest Clinical Ladder Level II – Clinical Specialist: Trent Dunlop, PT, MPT!

Trent Dunlop, PT, MPT, joined Infinity Rehab in November 2015 as a physical therapist at Salem Transitional Care in Salem, OR.  He has nearly twenty years of experience from across three states, which includes roles ranging from front-line clinical care to regional operations management. He has presented several times at the local and state level on older adult wellness and rehabilitation, and he continues to stay well-versed in the topic through extensive ongoing education. Trent has met all of the criteria to advance through Infinity Rehab’s Clinical Ladder program to Level II – Clinical Specialist. The purpose of the Clinical … Continue reading

Put a SPARK in your Development: Career Development for a Fast-Paced World

Recent research by Deloitte into the practices of the best team leaders reveals that they conduct regular check-ins with each team member about near-term work. These brief conversations allow leaders to set expectations for the upcoming week, review priorities, comment on recent work, and provide course correction, coaching, or important new information. The conversations provide clarity regarding what is expected of each team member and why, what great work looks like, and how each can do his or her best work in the upcoming days to align purpose, expectations, and individual strengths in a way that characterizes the most highly-functioning … Continue reading