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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

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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

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


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