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Saving Our Profession: My Journey in Professional Advocacy

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Have you ever felt called to do more for your profession but unsure where to start? That’s where I was, and I’m happy to share that being more involved is easier than you think. Here is my story: I walk into a room filled with physical therapists for a meeting to discuss state legislative issues. I don’t like politics, but I sure am concerned about the future of my profession, and that’s why I’m there. As I listen to the conversation, I cannot follow it. They are referring to procedures I don’t understand, using language I can barely interpret. I … Continue reading

Why do we serve?

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I had been working about 3 weeks as an in-house Outpatient provider of Physical Therapy in my new job at a beautiful Senior Living facility, when it finally hit me what the déjà vu feelings I was having were. Every morning as I began my day in my office, I would hear a small group of women sitting in the exercise room gossiping before going to the dining room for breakfast.  I watched as the seniors jockeyed for who to sit by and who not to sit by at their meals.  I felt sad for those left out and irritated … Continue reading

Continuity Counts

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Several years ago, I had the unfortunate opportunity to experience the healthcare system at the side of critically ill family member.  This family member was hospitalized where I had been working as a physical therapist.  It was a large hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center designation and all the bells and whistles necessary to manage most medical conditions.  I was confident that with my experience at this facility as an employee and over 15 years in healthcare as a Physical Therapist, I would be able to easily assist in navigating the hospital stay and make the necessary decisions to … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Hires Patrick Hennessy as Quality Implementation Specialist

Patrick Hennessy, PT, MPT, NCS, will oversee the further implementation of quality initiatives designed to enhance patient care, measure outcomes data and continue Infinity Rehab’s trajectory as a leader of post-acute therapy services. Beginning in 2013, Infinity Rehab laid the groundwork in preparation of post-acute care transitioning from a volume-based industry to one that rewards positive patient outcomes. Their efforts to redesign the delivery of therapy services began with research into evidence-based measurement of functional outcomes, treatment interventions, and professional development. This initial phase established the foundation for truly patient-centered care and meeting the goals of health care reform, which … Continue reading

Congratulations to Infinity Rehab’s Newest Clinical Ladder Level II – Clinical Specialist: Trent Dunlop, PT, MPT!

Trent Dunlop, PT, MPT, joined Infinity Rehab in November 2015 as a physical therapist at Salem Transitional Care in Salem, OR.  He has nearly twenty years of experience from across three states, which includes roles ranging from front-line clinical care to regional operations management. He has presented several times at the local and state level on older adult wellness and rehabilitation, and he continues to stay well-versed in the topic through extensive ongoing education. Trent has met all of the criteria to advance through Infinity Rehab’s Clinical Ladder program to Level II – Clinical Specialist. The purpose of the Clinical … 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