Author Archives: akaptao

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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10 May
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First-Ever AHA/ASA Stroke Rehab Guidelines Support IRFs, Interprofessional Approaches

May 10, 2016: First-ever guidelines on stroke rehabilitation contain 2 big-picture ideas: namely, that effective rehabilitation requires a sustained, coordinated, multidisciplinary effort; and that rehabilitation should not be eyed as an area for belt-tightening, but as an investment in reducing ...

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09 May
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Foundation Accepting 2016 Grant and Scholarship Applications, Letters of Intent

May 9, 2016: The Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) now is accepting applications for the 2016 Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarships and the 2016 Research Grants. Source: APTA Feed Foundation Accepting 2016 Grant and Scholarship Applications, Letters of Intent

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06 May
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New MACRA Systems Could Affect PTs by 2019: Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know Now

May 6, 2016: PTs may not be immediately affected, but make no mistake: the future of payment has arrived. And it’s time to start preparing. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed new rules for ...

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