Dean Hasse, PT

Podcasts (RM's original audio content)

Keeping Therapists Productive: Podcast Coming Soon

When one therapist loses productivity, it’s a problem. When therapists across a 6-office practice lose productivity, it’s a catastrophe. Listen to this podcast and hear R. Dean Hasse, PT, discuss the technology tools his multi-office clinic uses to help support therapists in accounting for their time, reduce idle time and keep schedules filled.


Heel Offloading Devices Desirable in Pressure Ulcer Prevention

According to a recent survey of primary care clinicians whose work includes wound care, access to products that successfully offload the heel for improved pressure ulcer prevention are highly desirable. Ease of use, durability and easy-to-clean designs were among the characteristics survey respondents most preferred.

Preston Thomas, principal, Life Academy, addresses students at the East Oakland campus.


High School Students Training Early for Healthcare Careers

An East Oakland, Calif, high school is using a linked learning approach to provide high school-age students with experience and training for health care careers. Life Academy of Health and Bioscience’s enrollment of 500 students, who are mostly financially disadvantaged and described as “all students of color,” are receiving academic and hands-on training in real workplace environments.

Best Practices

7 Predictions for Physical Therapy in 2015

Thought leaders at outpatient PT clinics on both coasts brainstormed about the trends they see taking shape in the industry throughout 2015. Among those trends are an increasing scarcity of small practices and the rebellion of PTs and patients against utilization management companies.


Fall Prevention for Older Adults: Play Catch

Medicine balls found commonly in the therapy clinic may be extremely useful as a fall prevention tool among older adults, according to research at University of Illinois at Chicago. A study there determined a simple routine of throwing and catching a weighted medicine ball can improve balance and potentially help prevent falls among older adults.


Product News

TheraBand CLX Consecutive Loops Provide Four-Function Utility in Single Product

Akron, Ohio-headquartered Performance Health has introduced a new product to the field of of low-tech fitness and rehab gear with the rollout of TheraBand CLX Consecutive Loops. Available in bulk rolls and individual packs, the CLX Consecutive Loops are designed to provide the same utility as bands, loops, tubing with handles, and door anchors in a single product.


Product News

Maddak Introduces Performance-Based Assessment for Children

The Do-Eat Performance-Based Assessment for Children is a performance-based ecological assessment for children ages 5 to 8 years newly available from Wayne, NJ-based Maddak Inc. The assessment is directed at children who are affected by atypical motor development such as DCD, ADHD, learning disabilities, and nonverbal learning disabilities.