Author Archives: akaptao

12 Apr
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PTJ: Falls Are 'Critical Health Hazard' for Individuals With Upper Limb Loss

Single-fall prevalence for this population is higher than for older individuals and community-dwelling stroke survivors. Source: APTA Feed PTJ: Falls Are 'Critical Health Hazard' for Individuals With Upper Limb Loss

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10 Apr
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CDC Reiterates Limits of Opioid Prescribing Guideline

The CDC clarification is consistent with APTA messaging in its #ChoosePT campaign and elsewhere. Source: APTA Feed CDC Reiterates Limits of Opioid Prescribing Guideline

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10 Apr
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Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Opportunities

A lifetime APTA member made a new major grant a reality. Source: APTA Feed Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Opportunities

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09 Apr
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New Pilot Study Opportunities Available From CoHSTAR

As much as $25k per project is available for direct costs. Source: APTA Feed New Pilot Study Opportunities Available From CoHSTAR

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08 Apr
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JAMA Oncology: Telerehab Makes a Difference in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer

“Surprisingly modest functional losses and gains among individuals with borderline dependency…can profoundly affect their requirement for inpatient care.”     Source: APTA Feed JAMA Oncology: Telerehab Makes a Difference in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer

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05 Apr
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CMS Home Health Preclaim, Postpayment Review System Again Ready to Launch in Illinois

After false starts, restarts, postponements, and more than a little pushback from APTA and other stakeholders, CMS is ready to once again roll out a home health agency (HHA) payment program in Illinois that would force HHA providers in the ...

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05 Apr
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Student Loan Repayment Program to Include PTs? Health Services Corps Bill Reintroduced in US Senate

It’s back: APTA-supported legislation that would list physical therapists (PTs) among the professions included in a federal program to provide greater patient access to health care in rural and underserved areas has been reintroduced in the Senate. If passed into ...

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03 Apr
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2019 House of Delegates Motions Now Posted

The compilation contains 70 House motions.   Source: APTA Feed 2019 House of Delegates Motions Now Posted

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02 Apr
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Statehouse Roundup: Licensure Compact Progress; Chapters Press for Changes to Direct Access, Pain Management Policy, Payment, and More

Providing all goes as hoped during current state legislative sessions, the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact could pass the halfway mark in its progress toward adoption in every state, with a potential for 28 states to be participating in the system ...

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01 Apr
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From PT in Motion Magazine: Regenerative Medicine and the PT

Patient, heal thyself. Maybe that’s not exactly what regenerative medicine is all about, but it’s close: with its emphasis on enhancing the body’s own genetically driven capabilities to repair damage and reestablish neural connections, regenerative medicine is pushing the boundaries ...

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