Author Archives: akaptao

30 Jan
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APTA Candidate Information Posted

January 30, 2015: Candidates for APTA elected positions have been announced and APTA members can learn more about them at the association’s candidate webpage. Source: APTA Feed APTA Candidate Information Posted

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30 Jan
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'Prevent Interruptions in Physical Therapy' Act Introduced in House and Senate

January 30, 2015: The ability of physical therapists (PTs) in private practice to improve continuity of care for their patients is a step closer to becoming a reality: this week, companion bills were introduced in the US House of Representatives ...

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30 Jan
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CDC: Nearly 20% of Adults 60 and Older Have Reduced Muscle Strength

January 29, 2015: Nearly 2 in 10 US adults 60 and older have reduced muscle strength, according to new data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Source: APTA Feed CDC: Nearly 20% of Adults 60 and ...

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29 Jan
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Swedish Study Says 'Gendered Communication' Contributes to Bias in Physical Therapy Referrals

January 29, 2015: A study from Sweden has found that, at least for 1 hospital in that country, multidisciplinary health care teams are more likely to refer men with chronic pain for physical therapy than they are women. Source: APTA ...

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28 Jan
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Evidence on Standing Desk Benefits Doesn't Sit Well With Researchers

January 28, 2015: A newly released Cochrane review of studies on the effects of interventions aimed at reducing sitting time for office workers asserts that most evidence to date is of “low to very low quality.” Source: APTA Feed Evidence ...

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27 Jan
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HHS Announces Timelines for Transitions Away From Fee-for-Service Models

January 27, 2015: The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its first definitive set of timelines for a transition away from fee-for-service payment models in Medicare, and toward delivery and payment systems that APTA is helping ...

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27 Jan
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Foundation Receives $1.5 Million Bequest From Longtime APTA Member

January 27, 2015: In one of the largest planned gifts ever received by the Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation), a longtime APTA member and her husband have bequeathed $1.58 million to fund physical therapy research that will help to transform ...

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26 Jan
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Study Finds 'Extreme' Cost Variations Across Country for Hip, Knee Replacement Surgeries

January 26, 2015: What do the costs of hip and knee surgery have in common with real estate prices? Apparently, it’s all about location, location, location. Source: APTA Feed Study Finds 'Extreme' Cost Variations Across Country for Hip, Knee Replacement ...

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26 Jan
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Pain While Using Stairs Could be First Sign of Knee OA

January 26, 2015: The first step in identifying early signs of knee osteoarthritis (OA) may be steps. Source: APTA Feed Pain While Using Stairs Could be First Sign of Knee OA

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26 Jan
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PTNow Blog, Google Hangout Feature EBP in Home Health

January 14, 2015: Applying evidence to patient care in home health physical therapy is crucial—but overcoming organizational, logistical, and even attitudinal barriers can be challenging. A new Google Hangout featured in the most recent PTNow blog could help physical therapists ...

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