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  • An Intern's Look at Neuro-Development Treatment Training

    September 14, 2015
    By RehabCare
    Interns Look Neuro-DevelopmentOn January 22nd, Kindred Nursing and Rehab – Woodland in Elizabethtown, KY was host to an exciting Neuro-Development Treatment Training (NDT) event. The course was taught by Clinical Performance Specialist Vienna Lafrenz, OT/L, who provided RehabCare therapists with extensive on-site training for five hours. While the course was offered to our therapists, our very own Clinical Internship Student, Karen Hill, attended the training as well.  Read Full Post

    RehabCare's own Spin on March Madness

    September 07, 2015
    By RehabCare
    The National Wheelchair Basketball Championship

    Wheelchair Basketball 2014
    RehabCare has its own spin on March Madness. RehabCare was a sponsor for the National Wheelchair Basketball Championship, hosted in Louisville, KY on April 3 – 6, 2014. Read Full Post

    Quotes of the Week - 8.31.15

    September 02, 2015
    By RehabCare Student Programs
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    A New Protocol for Movement Disorders

    August 31, 2015
    By RehabCare
    Developing a Standardized Continuum of Care

    Movement Disorder 2 revised imageA RehabCare team has developed a three-tier protocol to provide a standardized approach for treating patients with movement disorders. The protocol for the treatment of balance deficiencies and lack of coordination also aims to create a continuum of care for the patient across different levels of functional abilities. Read Full Post

    Travis Mills: A Soldier's Story

    August 24, 2015
    By RehabCare
    Travis Mills 2On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014, RehabCare had the privilege of teaming up with the BrOT Movement to sponsor a great event honoring Travis Mills, a retired US Army Staff Sergeant and wounded warrior. Starting off with a reception at Positano Coast in Philadelphia, PA, the event was followed by a showing of Travis Mills: A Soldier’s Story, at the Landmark Ritz East Theater. This documentary tells the inspiring true story of a soldier in the 82nd Airborne who faced unimaginable physical and emotional challenges during trials that changed his life forever. Travis is one of only five quadruple amputees to survive his injuries in Afghanistan.

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    Academic Relationships

    August 12, 2015
    By RehabCare
    The lead topic of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals (ASAHP) Spring Conference was “Connecting the Dots: Higher Education Reform and Employer Needs in Allied Health.” Established in 1967 by administrators, educators and others concerned with critical issues affecting allied health education, ASAHP today includes over 125 deans of schools and colleges of allied health or health professions such as PT, OT, SLP, Rad Tech, Nursing, Nutrition and Athletic Training, among other disciplines. Held in the warm clime of Atlanta, ASAHP invited RehabCare to provide perspective on the challenges and needs of the employer community in healthcare.Academic Relationships Read Full Post

    A Recruiter, Linda Becker

    August 12, 2015
    By LInda Becker, RehabCare Recruiting Manager

    Recruiter - Linda BeckerI recently was given the opportunity to participate as a guest speaker on a call for over 50 students on clinical internships. I love interacting with students as they are approaching graduation; there’s a great deal of excitement and some apprehension as they prepare to transition from student to employee. Some of the most commonly asked questions recruiters get are about when to start looking for a position, how to find available positions and what our company is looking for in a new grad.

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    Exercise Prescription for the Older Adult

    August 11, 2015
    By RehabCare

    Battling aging through boxing, tai chi and more…  

    RehabCare Student Programs and Marquette University have teamed up again to provide an educational opportunity for our rehab therapists in the Milwaukee area. The in-service, titled “Exercise Prescription for the Older Adult,” was developed by a select group of doctors of physical therapy students along with their instructor, Danielle Parker and presented onsite at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation – Milwaukee to more than 40 RehabCare team members. Marquette - Prescription

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    Getting Your License: You need to KNOW this

    July 01, 2015
    By Michelle Tristani, MS/CCC-SLP, Licensure and SLP Specialist

    Campus ImagesYour years of hard work have paid off; you have your diploma in hand. The big question is, what do you need to know to start working?

    It’s up to each of us to review state licensure guidelines and understand the requirements for temporary or permanent licensure, as well as license renewal requirements. When updates are made to our state practice acts, the state boards are obligated to post the changes on their website or send all licensees a newsletter. To preserve our licensure and our licensee status while delivering the best clinical practice, we must be aware of updates in the state in which we are working.

    Keep in mind the following points:

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    RehabCare Clinical Coordinator's Research Supports Validity of FIST Test

    January 30, 2015
    By RehabCare tags: FIST, Sitting Test

    Cara GeenwaldCara Greenwald, PT, tDPT, Clinical Coordinator for RehabCare at El Camino HCara Greenwald El Caminoospital Rehabilitation Center in Los Gatos, was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recently for her work establishing the responsiveness of the FIST test in inpatient rehabilitation.

    The Function in Sitting Test (FIST) is a 14-item test developed to provide an objective measure of sitting balance. The purpose of the study was to validate the FIST in adults undergoing inpatient rehabilitation, determine responsiveness to change of the FIST, compare change over course of inpatient rehabilitation to other measures of balance and function and calculate the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) of the FIST.

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