Author Archives: akaptao

19 May
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County-by-County Analysis Finds Pockets of High Arthritis Prevalence

May 19, 2016: As if the prevalence of arthritis in more than 1 and 5 Americans isn’t challenging enough, now comes information that breaks down statistics at the county level to find that prevalence is very uneven across the US, ...

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18 May
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New Study Links Leisure-Time Physical Activity to Reduced Risk for 13 Types of Cancer

May 18, 2016: According to a new large-scale study, physically active individuals drop their risk of developing 13 different types of cancer by as much as 20%, including risk reduction for 3 of the 4 most-commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide. Source: ...

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18 May
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, May 2016

May 18, 2016: The May, 2016 edition of “Good Stuff,” an occasional series that highlights recent, mostly local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs ...

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17 May
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Innovation 2.0 Series of Learning Labs Kicks Off With Pay for Performance

May 17, 2016: Insights on developing and implementing a pay-for-performance program that focuses on delivering care for patients with low back pain are yours to glean from the first Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab, now available in the APTA Learning Center. ...

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16 May
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NYT Editorial Includes Wider Use of Physical Therapy Among Strategies to Battle Opioid Epidemic

May 16, 2016: The editorial board of The New York Times says that Congress has “snapped to attention” and produced a “flurry of legislation” aimed at battling the opioid abuse epidemic, but warns that the efforts need to be backed ...

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16 May
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National Academies of Practice Inducts 7 PTs

May 16, 2016: Seven physical therapists (PTs) have been inducted into the ranks of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), a prominent health care advisory group focused on interdisciplinary collaboration. Source: APTA Feed National Academies of Practice Inducts 7 PTs

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13 May
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From PTJ: Could Genomic Awareness Transform the Profession?

May 13, 2016: A PTJ “Perspectives” article points out how the instance and progression of chronic disease are affected not only by a patient’s lifestyle and environment, but by their genetics. Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: Could Genomic Awareness Transform ...

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12 May
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WSJ: Running's Popularity Drops as Millennials Opt Out

May 12, 2016: Some might say it’s too early to tell, but The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) believes that running’s popularity may be on the decline, mostly because of decreasing participation among millennials. Source: APTA Feed WSJ: Running's Popularity Drops ...

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11 May
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New Online Rehab Reference Center Provides Point-of-Care Information

May 11, 2016: A new offering at PTNow gives physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) quick access to point-of-care resources. Source: APTA Feed New Online Rehab Reference Center Provides Point-of-Care Information

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11 May
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Study: Could Reducing Smoking, Drinking, Physical Inactivity Affect Prevalence of LBP?

May 11, 2016: Authors of a new study say that public health efforts to reduce smoking, alcohol use, obesity, physical inactivity, and irregular sleep may also pay off in reducing the prevalence of low back pain (LBP). Source: APTA Feed ...

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