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13 Apr
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Study: Primary Care Physician PT Referral Rates Dropped 50% Between 2003 and 2014

April 13, 2018: Over the past 20 years, there have been vast gains in direct access to physical therapists (PTs), and most providers and clinical practice guidelines recommend physical therapy as a “first-line treatment” for many musculoskeletal conditions. Source: APTA ...

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11 Apr
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Final Rule on ACA Insurance Exchanges Opens the Door for Market Instability, Disruptions in Care

“Consumers will be left with a confusing, unsteady coverage system that could disrupt their care–practically the opposite scenario from the original intent of the ACA.” Source: APTA Feed Final Rule on ACA Insurance Exchanges Opens the Door for Market Instability, ...

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10 Apr
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As APTA's Financial Solutions Center Marks 1 Year, Student Debt Looms Large in the News

APTA’s Financial Solutions Center is designed to help PTs, PTAs, and students respond to the challenges of student debt and financial management. Source: APTA Feed As APTA's Financial Solutions Center Marks 1 Year, Student Debt Looms Large in the News

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09 Apr
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PTs Honored for International Volunteer Efforts

Only a small number of volunteers among all types of health discipline receive the prestigious award. Source: APTA Feed PTs Honored for International Volunteer Efforts

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06 Apr
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PTJ: To Avoid Adverse Events, Rehab Facilities Need to Get to the Root of the Problem

Adverse events were most often caused by staff errors in policy and procedures and communications. Source: APTA Feed PTJ: To Avoid Adverse Events, Rehab Facilities Need to Get to the Root of the Problem

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04 Apr
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Bill to Weaken ADA Met With Strong Opposition From Senators, APTA, Other Organizations

“This attempt to erode the rights guaranteed in the ADA runs counter to the values of the physical therapy profession and its commitment to assisting all people with disabilities to set and achieve high goals.” Source: APTA Feed Bill to ...

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03 Apr
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Researchers Say Frequent TV-Watching Comes With VTE Risk That Can't Be Eliminated Through Physical Activity

“These results suggest that sedentary behavior is not just the opposite issue from physical activity.” Source: APTA Feed Researchers Say Frequent TV-Watching Comes With VTE Risk That Can't Be Eliminated Through Physical Activity

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02 Apr
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2018 APTA State Legislative Leadership Award Nominations Open

Know a leader in state legislative efforts? Source: APTA Feed 2018 APTA State Legislative Leadership Award Nominations Open

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02 Apr
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From PT in Motion: PTs Pack a Punch When It Comes to Treating Combat Athletes

MMA, jiu jitsu, thai boxing, karate–all can put extraordinary demands on an athlete’s body. That’s where physical therapy comes in to play. Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion: PTs Pack a Punch When It Comes to Treating Combat Athletes

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30 Mar
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Experts: It's Time to Act on the Evidence for Low Back Pain

“Care for patients with chronic conditions such as low back pain is inherently multidisciplinary.” Source: APTA Feed Experts: It's Time to Act on the Evidence for Low Back Pain

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