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Two Simple Changes Every PT Must Master But Hasn’t

Two simple changes every PT must master but hasn’t As this spring season has rushed upon us here in the Pacific Northwest I find myself growing tired. Some days physically, but most days emotionally. I try my best to be upbeat with the clients. To smile and smooth over any of their concerns about how…

Overcoming Inertia

Overcoming Inertia Inertia by definition is “a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force.” About three weeks ago Ellen and I began a new contract in the Pacific Northwest working in home health…

3 Steps to Make More Money – part 1

We have been asked numerous times about how we go about negotiating contracts.  How we have been able to land salaries 13-30% higher than the initial offers.  In order to properly address this topic we are going to do a three part series. The reason for this is straight forward.  There is no magic to…

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The Many Hats of Home Health

The Many Hats of Home Health In a prior article (found here) I describe 3 enormous reasons why home health is the ideal setting for any clinician.  This article will go a bit more in depth into the good, bad, ugly, and disgusting aspects of the setting my wife and I have grown to love. As…

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Home Sweet Home…Health

Home Sweet Home Health For years the home health therapist has been getting a bad wrap.  Working solo much of the time a clinician can go about their day largely unseen. Subsequently there is little perceived oversight, presumably leading to complacency and poor clinical decision making.  The image of a home health therapist that I,…

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5 Phrases All Clinicians Must Know

Within the current structure of our wonderful healthcare system, reports of physicians and other “gate-keepers” spending a mere 8-10 minutes with a patient is increasingly common.  Our wonderful profession prides itself on the quantity of one-on-one time we have with our patients.  In this abundance clinicians are often wallowing through this gluttonous amount face time and…

A Wonder-full Life

Wonder: [wuhn-der] – to be filled with admiration, amazement, or awe; marvel. To speculate curiously or be curious about; be curious to know. While traversing the various highways and backroads that crosshatch our wonderful country my wife and I have been provided ample time to wonder.  A natural sense of curiosity accompanies long days on the road where…

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Calling for the Death of Seated Exercise

This article is about “the death of seated exercises” just as much as it is the fact that Home Health patients are “seated exercising to death.”  I must apologize in advance, but this is a topic I am quite adamant about and will hopefully offend a few of you into feeling repentant about your seated exercising ways.…

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