OTs Vocational Role Presentation at TOTA Conference by Pate Therapists

Pate therapists gave a two hour presentation on OTs vocational role in treatment recently at the Texas Occupational Therapy Association (TOTA) annual conference in Richardson, Texas on November 7, 2015. Jennifer Featherston, PhD, LPC, CRC, CVE, EAGALA Certified and Emily Harstad, OTR/L, MOT, CBIS, created the talk, called “The OT’s Role in Vocational Rehabilitation,” as

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Garden Therapy at the Community Garden

Getting in touch with nature and plunging hands into soil helps patients and plants flourish. That’s garden therapy. By: Rachel Atkins, PT, DPT, CBIS So our Dallas rehabilitation location (Villa Creek) created a bit of garden therapy by partnering with the local Farmers Branch Community Garden through the Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Department to

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ABI – The Invisible Injury

People who sustain an ABI (acquired brain injury) have received a devastating injury, but unlike physical injuries that may have accompanied the ABI, the brain injury is not apparent to the eye. Because others can’t see the injury, people facing ABI recovery may feel alone. While bones heal, trauma to the brain can cause longstanding

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Driving After Brain Injury

Driving After Brain Injury: Slow Down and Proceed With Caution Driving is a skill we learn that provides us the ability to go where we want, when we want.  It opens up all sorts of opportunities for us to explore. But, what happens when we suddenly lose that opportunity?  How does it affect our lives? 

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Nursing Department

The nursing team at Pate Rehabilitation is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care. They work with patients from the time of admission through the time they discharge from Pate. In addition to patient evaluation and treatment, the nursing team provides education and support to patients and their families, and is highly involved in training

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Sanet Vision Integrator (SVI)

The Sanet Vision Integrator is an advanced technology that helps people who are experiencing vision problems post brain injury. After an injury to the brain, it is estimated that 20 to 40 percent of the time, there are interruptions to the neurological system that controls eye movement, regulates focusing, and accurately interprets visual information. Approximately

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Biodex Gait Trainer 3 Treadmill

Biodex Gait Trainer 3 is a state of the art treadmill system to help people who have sustained a brain injury or stroke and have problems with their gait (the pattern of how a person walks). Gait impairments after an acquired brain injury (ABI) may be due to difficulty controlling one’s legs, weakness, joint pain,

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