CCU Alert! Ann Gentile Memorial Conference: The Future of Motor Learning in Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences

Who: PTs, PTAs, any other professional interested in the topic What: Ann Gentile Memorial Conference: The Future of Motor Learning in Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences When: November 5-6, 2016 Where: Teacher’s College at Columbia University at New York City, New York Why: Leading experts in movements sciences and rehabilitation will honor Ann’s memory and build … Continue reading CCU Alert! Ann Gentile Memorial Conference: The Future of Motor Learning in Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences

Book Review: “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity

“Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity by Beverly Daniel Tatum My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve gotten myself into yet another book club. This one also is a discussion group on race related issues. This was our first book. Let’s just … Continue reading Book Review: “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?”: A Psychologist Explains the Development of Racial Identity

CCU Alert! Getting Hands-On: Interventions for Early Mobility and Functional Outcomes in SCI

Who: PT, PTA, OT, COTA What:  Getting Hands-On: Interventions for Early Mobility and Functional Outcomes in Spinal Cord Injury When: November 11-12, 2016 Where: Shepherd Center Atlanta, GA Why: Objectives: State two principles of neuroplasticity applicable to treatment planning for persons with a spinal cord injury. List three functional goals appropriate for low tetraplegia. Determine … Continue reading CCU Alert! Getting Hands-On: Interventions for Early Mobility and Functional Outcomes in SCI

The Grocery Store

Perhaps you remember the Busy Box. Probably not, but I’ve done one more project for the same background reason with a different goal in mind. (Click the link there if you want the background info.) My latest creation is the Grocery Store. We’ve got a bookshelf filled with cartons of items which I have purchased … Continue reading The Grocery Store

Translating Research into Results

The following article of mine appeared today in my company’s monthly educational newsletter.   “Research. You, like me and almost every other clinician I’ve ever met, probably just shuddered reading that word.  The word “research” conjures memories of vocabulary memorization in a university library, and more than anything lots of confusion. However, somewhere in our curricula, … Continue reading Translating Research into Results

CCU Alert! Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention for Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction

Who: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants What: Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention for Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction When: December 3-4, 2016. Saturday 8am-530pm, Sunday 8am-noon. Where: TIRR Memorial Hermann Research Conference Center Houston, Tx Why: Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will be able to: Identify common gait deviations in adults with neurologic … Continue reading CCU Alert! Pathological Gait Analysis and Orthotic Intervention for Adults with Neurologic Dysfunction

Pain Management in OA with Central Centralization

Pain Treatment for Patients with Osteoarthritis and Central Sensitization as originally seen in Journal of Physical Therapy This was September’s Journal Club article at the hospital. I picked it after chasing it down in another more recent article’s resource list. I truly believe after reading this article and learning more about central sensitization that many, … Continue reading Pain Management in OA with Central Centralization

Book Review: The Nest

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney My rating: 3 of 5 stars The writing itself was very good– just descriptive enough to add flare, but not Dickens, thank goodness. I didn’t like the whole plot. It felt like a summer beach read, which I don’t read out of habit. Mostly because reading is supposed be … Continue reading Book Review: The Nest