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Infinity Rehab Therapist Recognized for Enrichment of Life by the Oregon Health Care Association

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Josha Moss, PTA, will be presented with the Enrichment of Life Award by the Oregon Health Care Association Awards Committee at the OHCA Annual Convention on September 15, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center. According to her co-workers and the patients she helps every day at Cascade Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation, Josha Moss, Physical Therapist Assistant, is a consistent source of inspiration, fun, and positivity. Josha, an Infinity Rehab employee, assists in helping patients achieve health care goals after suffering from an illness or injury. “Josha has done some pretty amazing things for our patients in the last few years,” … Continue reading

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

Brianne Salvati, OT

To continue our celebration of #OTMonth, we are sharing stories from Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants about why they chose their fulfilling career and the moments that re-enforce their decision to work every day to enhance the life of every person they serve.   I went in to the profession somewhat blindly. I knew I wanted to be in healthcare, knew I did not want to be a nurse, and medical school just sounded too expensive. I do not have the inspirational story, or the life-related experience that drove me to become an occupational therapist; however, as my … Continue reading

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

Claire Furlotte OT

To continue our celebration of #OTMonth, we are sharing stories from Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants about why they chose their fulfilling career and the moments that re-enforce their decision to work every day to enhance the life of every person they serve.   My mom has the biggest, brightest green thumb and can make anything flourish with some hard work and a lot of love.  She has kept a beautiful garden in the hills of San Francisco as long as I have been alive; our home was never without fresh flowers from the garden, and every weekend … Continue reading

Infinicast Vol.13 — IMPACT Act and the Changing Landscape of Post-Acute Therapy

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Mike and Derek sit down to discuss some major legislative changes that will have an IMPACT on many aspects of Post-Acute Therapy. Specifically, they go into detail on the IMPACT Act of 2014 which will “Amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for standardized post-acute care assessment data for quality, payment, and discharge planning, and for other purposes.” Here is a summary of the bill: http://www.finance.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/IMPACT%20Summary.pdf Click the play button to view this highly informative Infinicast.

Evidence-Based Practice: A Primer to Help You Get Started

Source: University of Washington (http://libguides.hsl.washington.edu/content.php?pid=231619&sid=1931590)

Health care has seen a recent jump in interest around the subject of evidence-based practice, or EBP.  Necessity is the driving force behind this trend.  The US spends over twice as much as the average developed nation on health care, yet Americans don’t live any longer than our sister nations1. Now the people paying the bills – largely our government and private insurers – are starting to ask more questions and demand a better return on investment. The good news is that no one knows health care better than the people who practice it.  Clinicians have the training and experience … Continue reading

Treatment Principles – What the Evidence Suggests

Patty Scheets

It’s an exciting time in rehabilitation with a rapidly growing body of evidence from high quality research studies available to inform the specific clinical decisions we make every day. But it’s also an uncertain time in rehabilitation as we try to navigate a changing healthcare system and figure out how this new evidence applies to us. Let’s take a look at four intervention principles emerging from the literature and think about how we can tweak our current practice to get more out of each minute of rehabilitation. Use It or Lose It. Use It and Improve It. Movement patterns and … Continue reading

Grassroots Advocacy through Sharing our Expertise

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Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. Who better to provide this information than physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists? Each therapy discipline is uniquely qualified to help older adults remain active and healthy. Of course, this happens every day in the many skilled nursing, assisted, and independent living facilities in which Infinity Rehab therapists treat older adults. But what about beyond the rehab center or outpatient clinic? What are we doing as therapists to advocate for older adults? … Continue reading