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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

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

Infinity workers posing at infinity table

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

Bring on the Green! Horticulture and Therapy.

Today’s blog comes from the desk of Cathi Lamoreux, CCC/SLP – an Infinity Rehab Director of Rehab. Cathi oversees rehabilitation services for several therapy departments in the Spokane, WA area. She is always finding ways to integrate creative therapy techniques to better suit individual patients. Recently, she has introduced horticulture into her sessions. What is so important about the color green? The color green helps decrease stress when people are in strange, unfamiliar environments. Adding a plant to a new apartment or home, or a resident’s room helps decrease stress. In addition, a research study proved that looking at a … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Welcomes Three Therapists to Key Employee Roles

  We would like to announce the addition and promotion of three individuals in key roles to the Infinity Rehab team.   Lisa O’Regan joined us in June as the Area Rehab Director for Arizona. With nearly 20 years of experience as a Physical Therapist, Lisa brings a wealth of clinical and managerial knowledge to ensure smooth transitions as our expansion of therapy services into Arizona continues. Lisa has attended a wide-range of continuing education courses over her career and is also a certified weight trainer.   Valerie Heim has been promoted to the role of Senior Rehab Director for … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Continues its Commitment to Student Therapists Across the Country

Physical Therapist assisting resident with arm strengthening exercises using a band

Infinity Rehab accepted over 120 students in six states this year for clinical internships! Maxwell Perkins, MS, OTR, Director of Clinical Services, says this speaks volumes about Infinity Rehab’s commitment to our therapists and their education. “Continuing education for our therapists is a cornerstone to how Infinity Rehab operates. Student internships are the beginning of that high level of professional education we provide.” Infinity Rehab has contracts with approximately 75 universities throughout the U.S. These clinical internships include PT, OT, PTA, OTA and SLP. We offer skilled nursing and rehab clinical internships as well as outpatient – all targeted at … Continue reading

Announcement: Dates for 2012 Continuing Education Symposiums!

2012 Symposium Logo

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. We are happy to announce the dates and locations for the 2012 Continuing Education Symposiums. Northwest March 10-11, 2012 Red Lion, Jantzen Beach, OR __________________________________________________________________ Midwest April 14, 2012 … Continue reading