The 3 D’s: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression with Dr. Kenneth Miller

At the Voice of the Patient, we are dedicated to enhancing our ability as health care providers to truly listen to others and to establish a therapeutic alliance. In some cases, we can benefit from listening to the experience and mindset of other providers, such as Dr. Kenneth Miller. Dr. Miller is a physical therapist and […]

Voice of the Patient with Gabriela Nunez

In the most recent episode of the Voice of the Patient podcast, Gabriela Nunez discusses her experience with two ACL reconstructions and the rehabilitation process following those surgeries. Gabriela Nunez is a 3rd year DPT student at the University of Florida, who enjoys working with all ages and conditions ranging from athletic injuries to chronic […]

“Where there is despair, hope.”

“I never thought I would walk again.” These words left me speechless. During an internship in an inpatient rehabilitation facility, I had been working with someone who recently underwent a transfemoral amputation. He was in a motor vehicle accident that nearly killed him. We worked through many periods of frustration and pain during our physical […]

“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.”

Henry Ford once said, “Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” His words are powerful. I imagine that he was talking the need for relentless confidence as an entrepreneur, even though we can apply his quote to the physical therapy profession, too. And I don’t just mean for what […]

What are your goals?

“I’m going to walk out of here without a walker, without a crutch, without a cane — without any of that.” A patient told me this during his evaluation in inpatient rehab. It was three days after his total hip replacement. Considering that he was still struggling to walk with a walker, I remember appreciating his optimism […]