Physical Therapist Awarded Clinical Educator Award

Pate Rehabilitation physical therapist Kristy Bloom was awarded the  2017 Dorn Long Outstanding Clinical Educator Award for her contributions to clinical education during the recent Texas Physical Therapy Association Convention.

Kristy, nominated by one of her many students that interned at Pate, received this award to recognize her consistent record of exceptional clinical mentoring and education for physical therapy students from the state of Texas.

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Culturally Competent Rehabilitation Presentation

“What is Culturally Competent Rehabilitation?”

The course objectives were to have participants become aware of disparities in rehabilitation outcomes that are NOT related to differences in the frequency of certain acquired brain injuries. 

The talk is based on the well-studied concepts introduced by Sue and Sue (2003) indicating that therapy-professionals, like all humans,

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Mini Horse Therapy

What's little, cute, likes hay and people with brain injuries? Miniature horses trained for rehabilitation therapy! Mini horse therapy is a fun, very popular treatment that residents at Pate's Brinlee Creek ranch look forward to each month. These tiny horses (from 29" to about 38") may be small, but their hearts are enormous. While miniature [...]
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Gait Training Course

After a brain injury or stroke, one common side effect is difficulty walking. Gait issues can include balance deficits, decreased strength, visual impairments, and altered proprioception (sensing the position, orientation, and movement of the body and its parts), which makes navigating uneven surfaces very challenging.  Pate has many advanced technologies to improve walking skills. One [...]