Firing a patient - not so fun. There are so many fun parts of being a physical therapist, especially an oncology physical therapist. There are also some not-so-fun parts of being a physical therapist. One of the less pleasant experiences I've had so far is firing a patient. I didn't really have this experience when … Continue reading Ep. 19 – How to (tactfully) fire a patient
To continue March's Lymphedema Awareness Month, I'm discussing 4 lesser-known education topics that our patients need to be successful with their treatment & management of lymphedema. Through school, continuing education courses, & CLT courses, we learn various education topics that are critical to impart upon patients as they embark upon their lymphedema journey. While I … Continue reading Ep. 18 – Are you forgetting these 4 lymphedema education topics with your patients?
Happy Wednesday! Can you believe we're almost half-way through March 2019? Today's special guest is Steve Wechsler, PT, DPT, NCS, & current secretary of the Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy. Dr. Steve Wechsler is a Physical Therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s outpatient Sillerman Center for Rehabilitation. Dr. Wechsler began his career in New … Continue reading Ep. 17 – Advocacy & The Academy – Steve Wechsler, PT, DPT, NCS
Let's face it - there's not enough time in the day anyways, without adding extra documentation required for evaluations thrown in there. Luckily, I (& many others) have struggled through my evaluations & created/found tools that have decreased wasted time in initial evaluations, thus radically increasing the quality time I spend with my patients bonding … Continue reading Ep. 16 – 4 Tools to Make Your Evals Easier (Hint: I’ve made some of them for you – FREE!)
This episode was so fun to record - Betty Westbrook & I are truly kindred spirits in so many ways, especially our passion for educating others! In today's episode, you'll hear us fan-girl over our favorite podcast (unbeknownst to us, it's the same podcast), geek out over some big names in the lymphedema world, & … Continue reading Ep. 15 – Lymphedema Learning with Betty Westbrook, PTA, CLT