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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Now displaying: November, 2017
Nov 29, 2017

Sharon Matsos has been a physical therapist for 11 years and has experience in treating patients with cardiopulmonary diseases in acute care, inpatient, and outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She helped develop and implement the diabetes education management program on the HCC-9 unit and is part of the cardiopulmonary strategic planning group, in the clinical subcommittee. Her doctorate in physical therapy is from Stony Brook University. Camille Magsombol currently is involved in the development and promotion of self-management programs for patients with diabetes, low vision, and COPD. She also is part of the cardiopulmonary strategic planning group, in the clinical subcommittee. Her Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy is from the University of the Philippines Manila and her Occupational Therapy doctorate is from Quinnipiac University. Shaparak Shadravan who is called “Shap” is part of the team treating cardiopulmonary and medically complex patients with communication, swallowing, and cognitive impairments. She also participates in the clinical brain injury strategic planning group, with a focus on stroke. Her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communication Disorders are from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Part 2 of this interview includes a discussion of: how treatment decisions are affected by patient characteristics (e.g., age, frailty, obesity, mental health problems), team functioning and extent to which interprofessional interactions are cultivated during academic preparation and in the workplace, group programs in inpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and unique aspects of the cardiopulmonary program at Rusk.
Nov 22, 2017

Sharon Matsos has been a physical therapist for 11 years and has experience in treating patients with cardiopulmonary diseases in acute care, inpatient, and outpatient cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. She helped develop and implement the diabetes education management program on the HCC-9 unit and is part of the cardiopulmonary strategic planning group, in the clinical subcommittee. Her doctorate in physical therapy is from Stony Brook University. Camille Magsombol currently is involved in the development and promotion of self-management programs for patients with diabetes, low vision, and COPD. She also is part of the cardiopulmonary strategic planning group, in the clinical subcommittee. Her Bachelor's degree in occupational therapy is from the University of the Philippines Manila and her Occupational Therapy doctorate is from Quinnipiac University. Shaparak Shadravan who is called “Shap” is part of the team treating cardiopulmonary and medically complex patients with communication, swallowing, and cognitive impairments. She also participates in the clinical brain injury strategic planning group, with a focus on stroke. Her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Communication Disorders are from the University of Texas at Dallas. 

Part 1 of this interview involves a discussion of: a definition of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, how patients qualify to be part of the program, kinds of patients treated based on their health problems, members of the treatment team, roles played by occupational therapy/physical therapy. speech-language pathology, and the kinds of tests used to determine appropriate treatment interventions.

 
 
 
 
 
Nov 15, 2017
Erika Brown is a speech-language pathologist who works in the acute care setting at NYU Langone Medical Center. Her responsibilities entail evaluating patients with communication and swallowing disorders.  She has presented on various topics involving communication and swallowing, most recently on delirium in the acute care setting. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Kansas. Her earlier experience includes working in the acute care setting within the Henry Ford Health Systems. She is licensed in the state of New York, holds a certificate of clinical competence and is a member of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). In this interview, Erika discusses her treatment of patients with communication and swallowing problems; Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) and Videofluoroscopic Swallowing Studies (VFSS); other problems such as aspiration pneumonia that swallowing disorders can trigger, and how psychosocial well-being may be affected by a swallowing disorder.
 
Nov 8, 2017

Dr. Greg Sweeney is the Program Manager of the Joan and Joel Smilow Cardiac Prevention & Rehabilitation Center at Rusk Rehabilitation. He has close to 20 years of experience in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, spanning a continuum of care that includes acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, home care, and outpatient settings. He is an American Physical Therapy Association board-certified cardiopulmonary clinical specialist. A Past President of the New York State Chapter of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, he has a strong interest in research related to the population with cardiopulmonary disorders. He has produced several publications, including a book chapter and peer-reviewed journal articles. His bachelor’s degree is from Manhattan College. He has a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Long Island University and his doctorate in physical therapy is from the University of Scranton.  

In this interview, Greg discusses settings where cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is provided, the role of physical therapy in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, types of patients treated, tests involving cardiorespiratory fitness used to aid in a determination of the most effective physical therapy forms of treatment to employ, special challenges involved in treating patients who have implanted left-ventricular assistive devices, responding to situations where a patient may be concerned about the safety of engaging in a program involving physical activity, and key topics in rehabilitation research pertaining to physical therapy aspects of cardiopulmonary care.

Nov 1, 2017
 
Keri Danziger is Supervisor of inpatient adult speech and swallowing services at North Campus. She joined NYU Langone Medical Center and the Rusk Team in 2011. She is responsible for supervision of daily clinical and administrative operations for both acute care and inpatient rehabilitation services.  She has been a medical speech-language pathologist for the past 18 years with a background in assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing in patients with critical illness and following trauma. Special interests include management of patients with tracheostomy, head and neck cancer, ethical issues in managing communication and feeding/swallowing in end-of-life, and swallowing impairments with medically complex infants. She is a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Her undergraduate degree is from Miami University of Ohio and her graduate degree is from NYU. She completed a Clinical Fellowship at Stonybrook University Medical Center.
 
In this interview, she discusses the kinds of patients she treats who have had a tracheostomy, the potential for hospital-acquired tracheostomy-related pressure ulcers to arise, swallowing and communication problems experienced by patients, speech-language pathology's role in treating such problems, available diagnostic tools to identify neuromuscular physiologic component of a swallow disorder, developing individualized approaches to patients who differ from one another, and the use of speaking valves.
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