Making a Difference


I wanted to highlight this patient because he has been on a mechanical lift since he has been at Birch Pointe and has a very limited chance of functional ambulation.  We started him out in the Sit To Stand Trainer for transfer training.  He is now off of a mechanical lift with nursing staff.  The last 2 days I have had him in the Bungee Mobility Trainer and he is walking around the therapy gym and today performed 20 minutes of standing activity/gait in it.


Comforting Novel


Game changer- 85 yr old patient and I are reading a novel and we discuss the novel during ST to increase comprehension, attention, and recall. Functional aspect- this patient has a lot of anxiety about finding a way home which affects his safety and judgement. The reading helps decrease his anxiety about returning home.