Author Archives: akaptao

06 Mar
0

Demand for PTs Likely to Increase, Even With More Graduates Available

March 6, 2015: The latest data from APTA shows that while an increase in graduates from physical therapist (PT) education programs could help to slightly lower projected workforce shortages in the future, the trend toward increased health insurance coverage nationwide ...

Read More
06 Mar
0

Many PT Programs Describe Their Pain Management Education as Not 'Adequate'

March 3, 2015: While it appears that physical therapist (PT) education programs have increased the amount of time spent on pain education over the years, only 63% of faculty respondents to a recent survey believe that today’s students are receiving ...

Read More
05 Mar
0

Stephen Levine, 'Tireless Champion of the Profession,' Dies

March 5, 2015: Stephen M. Levine, PT, DPT, MSHA, FAPTA, a former APTA Board of Directors member and one of the physical therapy profession’s most loved and respected voices, died on March 3 as a result of injuries sustained in ...

Read More
04 Mar
0

Move Forward Radio Addresses Sedentary Behaviors in Children

March 4, 2015: From TV to tablets, children have all sorts of ways to be sedentary during playtime. Source: APTA Feed Move Forward Radio Addresses Sedentary Behaviors in Children

Read More
02 Mar
0

Swedish Study: Reduced Hospital Stays After Hip Fracture Increase Risk of Post-Discharge Mortality

March 2, 2015: Researchers in Sweden are questioning the general trend toward reduced hospital stays after a hip fracture, concluding that for patients whose hospital stays are 10 days or fewer, every 1-day reduction in stay increases the odds of ...

Read More
02 Mar
0

March PT in Motion: PTs Innovate to Take on Obesity

March 2, 2015: Need more proof that physical therapy is all about transformation? Look no further than this month’s issue of PT in Motion magazine and its feature story on how the profession is helping to address obesity and overweight. ...

Read More
01 Mar
0

'Bionic Reconstruction' Restores Hand Function in 3 Patients

February 26, 2015: Researchers in Austria say that they’ve successfully completed “bionic reconstruction” procedures that allow individuals to use their minds to control a prosthetic hand that can engage in complicated motor control activities. Source: APTA Feed 'Bionic Reconstruction' Restores ...

Read More
26 Feb
0

Repeal of Therapy Cap Back in Congress

February 26, 2015: Legislation calling for the repeal of the Medicare outpatient therapy cap has been reintroduced in both the US Senate and House of Representatives. Source: APTA Feed Repeal of Therapy Cap Back in Congress

Read More
25 Feb
0

Learn More About New Postacute Care Data Requirements From CMS

February 23, 2015: Work in postacute care? The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants you to know that it’s changing the way it collects data used in quality measures of PAC settings. Source: APTA Feed Learn More ...

Read More
25 Feb
0

For PT in Motion News, Wednesday is the New Friday

February 25, 2015: PT in Motion News has shifted its weekly blast to Wednesdays to make room for a series of newsletters designed to deliver more customized information to members. Source: APTA Feed For PT in Motion News, Wednesday is ...

Read More