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02 Mar
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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. ...

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01 Mar
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'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 ...

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26 Feb
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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

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25 Feb
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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 ...

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25 Feb
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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 ...

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25 Feb
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Physical Therapy's Prominence in $64 Million Research Funding Program Reflected in Awards to Delitto, Duncan

February 25, 2015: Physical therapy is front-and-center in a high-profile $64 million program that seeks to anchor research to real-world practice. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy's Prominence in Million Research Funding Program Reflected in Awards to Delitto, Duncan

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25 Feb
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Yoga Growing in Popularity, but Supplements Still Lead the Pack in Complementary Health

February 13, 2015: A new study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) looked at the use of complementary health techniques and found that in 2012, 34% of adults in the ...

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24 Feb
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APTA Delivers Profession's Vision, Perspectives During a Busy Week in DC

February 24, 2015: Ending the Medicare therapy cap and repealing the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR), contributing to a White House discussion on aging, supporting research on rehabilitation and child health, and staying on top of the latest issues in ...

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24 Feb
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Physical Therapy Plays Role in Artificial Heart Development

February 24, 2015: Physical therapy has been playing a role in the rehabilitation of patients fitted with a new type of artificial heart. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy Plays Role in Artificial Heart Development

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23 Feb
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Reduced Demand for Beds Forcing Closures, Changes in Hospital Capacity

February 23, 2015: A combination of economic factors, insurance deductible changes, and transformations in health care approaches is forcing many hospitals to reduce capacity or even close, according to an article published last week in Modern Healthcare. Source: APTA Feed ...

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