Interpreting for Physical Therapy Encounters – Part 1 (Theory)


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Guest: Mary Sondag, Physical Therapist South Coast In-Home Therapy Services
Length: 47 minutes
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Approved CEUs: ATA=1.000, CCHI=0.750, IMIA=0.075, WA-DSHS=0.750, RID=0.100 PS*
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Description: This first video in a two-part series is an interview with Mary Sondag, a registered Physical Therapist. It covers the role of the physical therapist for inpatient and outpatient settings, dynamics of communication with the patient and family members, and practical tips for interpreters. Concepts such as pain and touch are addressed. Common, specialized terminology for physical therapy is reviewed and is available in the online companion glossary. Ms. Sondag has over 15 years of clinical experience and is the owner of South Coast In-Home Therapy Services in Orange County, CA.
  1. To learn about the role of the physical therapist and the communication goals.
  2. To understand how to utilize the traditional interpreting roles to best facilitate communication.
  3. To learn common, specialized terminology used for physical therapy.

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