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Infinity Rehab Teams Compete in the Annual ‘Tri at the Grove’

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On July 25th, athletes of all ages and abilities converged on Lakeside Park, Cottage Grove Lake, Oregon for the annual ‘Tri at the Grove‘ duathlon and triathlon events. Infinity Rehab sponsored several teams of therapists for the competition. Congrats to all participants and it sounds like you each had a fun and eventful time! Here is a summary of the events from Eloise Cole, an Infinity Rehab Aide and Tri at the Grove participant:   The ability for a therapy team to work together is essential for an enjoyable, efficient, and functional rehabilitation department. Thanks to opportunities such as the … Continue reading

Physical Therapy as Exercise

Today’s blog comes from the pen of Bayla O’Brien, PT. Bayla treats residents at The Stafford; an Independent Living and Assisted Living boutique retirement campus located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She recently took on role as fitness instructor for the community. Below is her account on how she fell into the position, how she integrates Physical Therapy into each fitness class, and her ongoing desire to improve the quality of life of everyone she treats. Accompanying the blog is a review of Bayla’s class written by a resident and participant of the exercise classes. After the contract personal trainer left … Continue reading

The Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Today’s blog is written by Laura Markmann, PTA, ATRI and Licensed Black Belt Nia teacher. She has ran the Aquatic Therapy program at Rockwood South Hill since September 2011, two days a week under the supervision of a licensed PT. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Exercising in the water is nothing new. Most early aquatic venues were in natural settings, such as mineral pools, ocean waters, streams and springs. The development of specific aquatic rehabilitation programs arose out of the evolution of earlier techniques translated into new aquatic venues. Aquatic Therapy (AT) consists of an exercise program that is performed in the water. It … Continue reading

2012 Infinity Rehab Continuing Education Symposiums – Teamwork, Camaraderie and Fun!

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This March marked our 7th annual Infinity Rehab Continuing Education Symposium. Nearly 600 Physical and Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapy Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists gathered in Portland, OR for two days of Continuing Education classes and networking events. The Symposium is the largest gathering of therapists for CEU’s in the Pacific Northwest and continues to grow each year. What began as a way for Infinity Rehab employees to maintain annual CEU requirements has grown into an event that encompasses hundreds of non-Infinity Rehab therapists from across the country. In addition to therapists, we also invite our customers … Continue reading

Bring on the Green! Horticulture and Therapy. Part II: Ideas Abloom

Today’s blog is a continuation from last weeks Bring on the Green! Horticulture and Therapy. Cathi Lamoreux, CCC/SLP – an Infinity Rehab Director of Rehab – oversees rehabilitation services for several therapy departments in the Spokane, WA area. Cathi also has a certificate in Horticultural Therapy and is always finding ways to integrate creative therapy techniques to better suit individual patients. Recently, she has introduced horticulture into her sessions. It isn’t really hard to figure out how to incorporate healthy gardening and nature activities into your practice. As with any activity, the hard part is often the prep prior to … Continue reading

Registration for 2012 Infinity Rehab Symposium is Now Open!

At Infinity Rehab, we are passionate about education. We believe in providing therapists with innovative and evidence-based knowledge that is immediately relevant to practice. Infinity Rehab University has been formally established as a vehicle to enhance educational opportunities for our employees and our community. One of our highlights each year is our annual symposium. Over 600 therapists attended our weekend events in Portland and Chicago in the early part of 2011. Our 2012 symposium schedule looks fantastic and will be held in Portland, OR at the Janzten Beach Red Lion and Rolling Meadows, IL at the Holiday Inn. Northwest Symposium … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab/ North Lake PT Endurance Team 2011 Recap

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With the exciting news that two of our therapists – Alison Scheiderer, OT, and Morris Canda, PTA, from Cristwood Rehab and Nursing in Shoreline, WA – completed the Seattle Marathon together in 4 hours and 3 minutes, we decided it would be a good time to revisit with some members of the Infinity Rehab/ North Lake PT Endurance team to see how they fared over the previous months of races and challenges. For context, see this article posted back in June 2011: http://www.infinityrehab.com/blog/2011/06/15/infinity-rehab-north-lake-pt-endurance-team-a-model-of-wellness/ Thomas Bonn, PT: “After training for several months, Infinity Rehab President Michael Billings, PT, and I hopped … Continue reading