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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: September, 2019
Sep 18, 2019

Liz Donroe is a Senior Placement and Rehabilitation Counselor in Rusk’s Vocational Rehabilitation Department at NYU Langone Health. With over 17 years’ experience in the field of rehabilitation, she has expertise in counseling individuals with complex medical conditions including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and amputation in returning to work. Her focus is on career counseling, work readiness, job placement and employment retention. Liz served on NYU Langone Medical Center’s Accessibility Committee and is an active member of the New York City Placement Consortium Network. She has presented at multiple national rehabilitation association annual conferences reporting on evidence based return to work methodologies. She currently is employed as a contractor for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers Compensation, assisting with return to work goals for injured workers. She holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Hofstra University and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC).

In this interview, Liz discusses: how old age is being defined when referring to older workers with disabilities who are trying to obtain jobs; kinds of personal factors of a positive nature associated with enabling rehabilitation patients to be active in the workforce and any possible deterrent factors; impact of the overall state of the economy on the prospects of finding suitable jobs; barriers and facilitators viewed by potential employers that may distinguish various health conditions from one another; the role of family support; possible stigma by employers that could play a role in producing a wariness or unwillingness to hire individuals with various kinds of health problems; challenges involved in providing vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with physical or mental impairments; workplace accommodations made by employers; proportion of patients who want to return to an existing job and the proportion who may end up being employed in something different; and ways in which the field of vocational rehabilitation could benefit from additional research.
Sep 4, 2019

This special panel presentation features three leaders in the space: 

Tara Denham, supervisor of vestibular physical therapy, is a leading expert in the field of vestibular therapy and founder of the Vestibular Physical Therapy Center at Rusk. As an American Physical Therapy Association certified vestibular clinician, she lectures extensively to a wide range of audiences. 
 
Eva Mihovich has served as a Senior Psychologist at Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Health Centers for over 20 years, and is a clinical instructor at the NYU School of Medicine. She currently coordinates Psychological Services at the Vestibular Rehabilitation Department at Rusk Rehabilitation. Her Ph.D. is from New York University. 
 
Dr. Jennifer Fay is a board-certified clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a clinical instructor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the NYU School of Medicine. 
 
Artmis Youssefnia is Senior Level II in the vestibular therapy department at Rusk Institute: NYU Langone Health System. She has over 20 years of experience working with patients with pulmonary disease and vestibular dysfunction and does extensive community outreach/education. She also is adjunct professor for Cardiovascular Pulmonary Examination at NYU Physical Therapy school.
 
This is the second of a two-part series. In this episode, the panel covers: whether any patients report out-of-body experiences associated with 3PD, evaluation techniques used in developing treatment plans for patients; dominant treatment approaches; roles played by gait training and gaze stabilization; status of clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based treatments; research gaps where more studies may be necessary; factors that may characterize patients, such as fear of the future or threats to self-image that possibly could detract from the success of rehabilitation kinds of interventions; major components of a cognitive-behavioral approach to treating 3PD; whether plateaus ever occur where further treatment is not associated with additional improvements; and current research and proposed studies on the drawing board aimed at shedding additional light on 3PD.
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