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Social Media & Health Care Conferences ~ Creating The Virtual Landscape For #ICUrehab 2016

Social Media & Health Care Conferences ~ Creating The Virtual Landscape For #ICUrehab 2016

No matter your experience, social media has become inextricably intertwined with most facets of professional life & it is fundamentally changing the way we interact as healthcare professionals. Continue reading

Helpful Hands at Hopkins! Prosthetists Meet Printers #enablethefuture #enable3DPP

Helpful Hands at Hopkins! Prosthetists Meet Printers #enablethefuture #enable3DPP

OK, that will be the last “hand” pun/joke for this entire blog, hand to god! (Alright after that one)…Yesterday Hopkins hosted an incredible event: Prosthetists Meet Printers: Mainstreaming Open Source 3D-Printed Prosthetics for Underserved Populations. Like many incredible movements, e-NABLE started small. Two individuals from different sides of the planet (a prop maker from the … Continue reading

Happy World Physical Therapy Day! #worldPTday

Happy World Physical Therapy Day! #worldPTday

Serendipity, kismet, coincidence? Doesn’t matter, you’re talking to one giddy gal. My first day of work at Johns Hopkins happens to fall on World Physical Therapy Day!   HAPPY WORLD PHYSICAL THERAPY DAY! On Sept. 8th each year, physical therapist around the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution of our profession in keeping people … Continue reading

At the top of the mountain ~ #NextGenPT2014

At the top of the mountain ~ #NextGenPT2014

This past weekend I traveled back to my physical therapy roots in Washington, DC. PTs and educators from across the country gathered at my alma mater for an incredible inaugural conference: There is always such energy surrounding conferences like this as you meet and share ideas with individuals from across the country. It was incredible to be surrounded … Continue reading

Fed Up? Time to stand up!

Fed Up? Time to stand up!

It has become old news, the national and global obesity crisis. Almost like a broken record, we hear the statistics, we get mildly outraged, perhaps alter our eating/exercise habits for a time….wash, rinse, repeat. Yet nothing changes. Our population continues to get heavier (*note you can be a skinny fat person too) and more unhealthy. For … Continue reading

TAKE ACTION – Get your advocacy on! #StopTheTherapyCap

TAKE ACTION – Get your advocacy on! #StopTheTherapyCap

Yesterday, the American Physical Therapy Association and fellow members of the Therapy Cap Coalition participated in the 2nd grassroots campaign to ensure that Congress addresses the Medicare Therapy Cap before December 31, 2013! At the first grassroots campaign back in November 1,000 APTA members sent more than 3,000 e-mails to Capitol Hill, asking Congress to … Continue reading