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Application for the 2016 Infinity Rehab Leadership Academy Class is Now Open!

Infinity Rehab is very excited to announce that the application period for the Leadership Academy Class of 2016 is NOW OPEN! The Infinity Rehab Leadership Academy is a year-long experience that combines onsite & distance learning to help transform high potential employees into high functioning leaders. The Leadership Academy curriculum aims to bring Infinity’s core values together with key leadership practices proven through research to be effective strategies in navigating real world challenges. Each year a class of up to 12 Scholars will be chosen and expected to work together to develop individual and team-oriented leadership skills to meet the … Continue reading

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month #AgeWell

October is National Physical Therapy Month. To celebrate, we are sharing the stories of our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Today’s entry is written by Mike Sandman. He writes about his journey from traveling musician to working daily to enhance the life of every person he serves.   The meeting stories of our lives are important, whether they are how you met your spouse or your first day with a childhood pet. This is my meeting story with Physical Therapy. I was on the rebound from another Job, which seems now more like a youthful fling. After two years … Continue reading

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month #AgeWell

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October is National Physical Therapy Month. To celebrate, we are sharing the stories of our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Today’s entry is written by Keri Poffel who shares her journey and dedication to working as a physical therapist. I began researching different careers in the late 80’s as I felt that I could do more and had taken my Associates Degree as a Veterinary Technician to the limits.  I did not want a desk job that much I knew.  I wanted to stay in the medical field, keep active and moving, and best of all I wanted to … Continue reading

Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month #AgeWell

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October is National Physical Therapy Month. To celebrate, we are sharing the stories of our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. Today’s entry comes from an amazing Director of Rehab and Physical Therapist Assistant — Denise Crosier. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to work in the healthcare field.  Science and medicine intrigued me.  My path did not immediately lead me to physical therapy but once I had discovered it, I knew that this was where I was meant to be. At the age of 12 my mother injured her back on the job leading her … Continue reading

Embrace Your Expertise: A Professional’s Approach to Outcomes-Based Reimbursement

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Change is hard for most of us. When we are asked to change something we are doing, we must give up security and stability in exchange for volatility and uncertainty. This is not a very appealing proposition on its surface. However, if we look below the surface, there is some good news waiting for us. Your work world, as a health care provider, is undergoing a major change like this right now. The practices and systems that you’ve used to build your career are now being challenged by an increasing amount of data and research that suggests that the results … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Director Accepted into the Washington LeadingAge Leadership Academy

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Congratulations to Andrea Matrone, MA, CCC-SLP, Area Rehab Director on her recent acceptance into the Leadership Academy of the Washington LeadingAge chapter. Read her story below. I was honored and excited when my supervisor discussed the option of me applying for the 2016 Leading Age Leadership Academy. Although extremely excited at the thought of being included in this amazing experience, it can also be overwhelming to think of being a part of this on top of our already hectic jobs and family life. However, after some thought and discussion, I knew I had the support of my family and Infinity … Continue reading

How Old Is Your Heart?

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A recent study has caught the attention of the media.  Yang et al. (2015) examined data from the now famous Framingham Heart Study, to predict “heart age” among U.S. adults.  The study found that the average predicted heart age for adult men and women was 7.8 and 5.4 years older than their chronological age, respectively.  Nearly half of U.S. adults had a heart age five or more years older than their actual age.  Greater than 75% of heart attacks and strokes could be avoided or postponed if people could close the gap between heart age and actual age. As clinicians, … Continue reading