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Red Nose Day

We’re getting ready for Red Nose Day here at Advanced Medical!

Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. http://www.rednoseday.com/

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Physical Therapist – PT Job Ad

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Physical Therapist

As a Physical Therapist – PT at Advanced Medical Home Care, your objective is to provide physical therapy services to patients in their place of residence.  Our promise to you is to give all the support you need to thrive at our agency.  We strive to create a positive work place and our goal is to see you live your best life professionally and personally.

Other information:
Signing Bonus
Referral Bonus Program
Over-time opportunities
Full-time and Part-time w/benefits and Per Diem positions available
www.AdvancedMedicalHomeCare.com 

Duties:

  • Diagnose patients’ dysfunctional movements by watching them stand or walk and by listening to their concerns, among other methods
  • Set up a plan for patients, outlining the patient’s goals and the planned treatments
  • Use exercises, stretching maneuvers, hands-on therapy, and equipment to ease patients’ pain and to help them increase their ability to move
  • Evaluate patient’s progress, modifying a treatment plan and trying new treatments as needed
  • Educate patients and their families about what to expect during recovery from injury and illness and how best to cope with what happens
  • Provide clinical supervision for the Physical Therapy Assistant.

Job Requirements

  • CPR Certification (Health Care Provider)
  • Proof of 2 Step Mantoux, MMR and Chicken Pox Vaccine or Immunity
  • Graduate from an accredited program for Physical Therapy and hold a current Physical Therapy license in the state of Minnesota.
  • Ability to: Make decisions and solve problems, work in a mature constructive manner, exercise good, professional judgment and to accept responsibility, follow through with directions, organize and prioritize responsibilities, present information to others, be self-motivated and independent, time manage.
  • Share our values: Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Team Work, and Communication
  • Reliable means of transportation

Job Snapshot

Contact Name: Lauren Auge
Contact Phone: 612-267-6154
Location: Minneapolis, MN (Twin Cities and surround suburbs)
Base Pay: $80,000.00 – $100,000.00 /Year
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Type: Health Care
Education: Graduate Degree
Manages Others: Yes
Industry: Healthcare – Health Services
Required Travel: Road Warrior

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End Alzheimer’s Now Walk 2014

Team Advanced Medical had a great morning in Red Wing, MN walking to END Alzheimer’s.  So many of us have been impacted by this disease and we want to clear up a lot of misconceptions out there!

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Myth 1

Because someone in my family has Alzheimer’s disease, I’m going to get it.

Reality: Although genetics (family history) plays a role in the disease, only in five to seven per cent of the cases is the cause connected to genes. In these cases, the disease is the early onset Familial Alzheimer’s disease (FAD). Genes may also play a role in the more common, late onset, “sporadic Alzheimer’s disease” form. A person who has a parent or sibling with sporadic Alzheimer’s disease has a slightly higher risk of getting the disease.

Myth 2

Memory loss means Alzheimer’s disease.

Reality: Many people have trouble with their memory. This by itself does not mean they have Alzheimer’s disease. When memory loss affects day-to-day function and is combined with lack of judgment and reasoning, or changes in the ability to communicate, it’s best to see a doctor to find out the cause of the symptoms.

Myth 3

Vitamins, supplements and memory boosters can prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

Reality: Many studies have been done to see how effective products such as vitamins E, B, and C, gingko biloba, folate, and selenium may be in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. The findings are mixed and inconclusive. Research in this area is ongoing.

Myth 4

All people with Alzheimer’s disease become violent and aggressive.

Reality: Alzheimer’s disease affects each person differently. Not everyone with the disease becomes aggressive. The memory loss and resulting confusion are often frustrating or even frightening. By learning about the disease, adapting the person’s surroundings and changing the way we communicate with the person, aggressive responses may be preventable.

Myth 5

People with Alzheimer’s disease cannot understand what is going on around them.

Reality: Some people with Alzheimer’s disease understand what is going on around them. Other people have difficulty. Although the disease affects each person differently, it does affect how people are able communicate and make sense of the world around them. When we assume someone does not understand, we can unintentionally hurt the person’s feelings. The person with Alzheimer’s disease is still the same person and needs to be treated with dignity and respect.

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October is PT Appreciation Month!

Benefits of Physical Therapy (From Move Foward)

Thank you Advanced Medical PTs and PTAs for all you do for your patients!

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Physical therapists are experts in improving mobility and motion, and pain-free movement is crucial to your quality of daily life, your ability to earn a living, your ability to pursue your favorite leisure activities, and so much more.

Improve Mobility & Motion

Movement can help you prevent obesity, which may be responsible for at least 18% of US adult deaths. Meanwhile, recent studies suggest that prolonged sitting can be unhealthy, and that walking just a little bit more each day can help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Consistent movement is also vital to maintaining a healthy balance system, and that’s important because falls often lead to significant, costly injuries.

Physical therapists work with their patients and clients of all ages and abilities to expand, restore, and maintain motion.

Avoid Surgery and Prescription Drugs

Many people are referred to a physical therapist in order to rehabilitate from a major medical trauma or surgery, but increasing research suggests that treatment by a physical therapist is often an equally effective – and cheaper – alternative to surgery and prescription drugs for numerous conditions ranging from back pain and degenerative disk disease to meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis.

Although direct access laws vary by state and insurance plans differ, anyone in the United States can arrange a screening by a physical therapist without a physician’s referral. Through individualized treatment plans designed by physical therapists, patients can sometimes achieve the same results without the expense and side effects of surgery and prescription medication.

Participate In Your Recovery

Physical therapists routinely work collaboratively with their patients. Treatment plans can be designed for the patient’s individual goals, challenges, and needs. Receiving treatment by a physical therapist is rarely a passive activity, and participating in your own recovery can be empowering. In many cases, patients develop an ongoing relationship with their physical therapist to maintain optimum health and movement abilities across the lifespan.

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