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14 Mar
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, March 2018

“We really push physical therapy prior to surgery, as well as strengthening prior to chemotherapy. … Physical therapy is quite important.” Source: APTA Feed The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, March 2018

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13 Mar
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Study: Optimal Exercise Dose for Knee Disorders Still Unclear

Effect sizes varied widely because so many different outcome measures were used, even for the same conditions.   Source: APTA Feed Study: Optimal Exercise Dose for Knee Disorders Still Unclear

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12 Mar
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APTA Contributes to New 'Playbook' on Pain Management and Opioid Stewardship

Understanding the link between overreliance on opioids for pain management and the broader opioid crisis in the US isn’t difficult identifying realistic steps to break that link is another matter. A high profile national partnership that includes APTA Source: APTA ...

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09 Mar
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Study: Falls Among US Adults 65 and Older Cost $50 Billion in 2015

Authors say that unless the US steps up its game, costs are certain to climb as the baby boomer generation continues to age. Source: APTA Feed Study: Falls Among US Adults 65 and Older Cost Billion in 2015

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07 Mar
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JAMA Study: Opioids No Better Than Nonopioids in Improving Pain-Related Function, Intensity for Chronic Back Pain, Hip/Knee OA

Authors say there’s no support for opioid therapy for some types of chronic pain. Source: APTA Feed JAMA Study: Opioids No Better Than Nonopioids in Improving Pain-Related Function, Intensity for Chronic Back Pain, Hip/Knee OA

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06 Mar
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Easier Said than Done: A Third of Patients Told to Lose Weight Have Functional Limitations That Could Make Exercise Difficult or Unsafe

Researchers see opportunities for PTs to make a difference. Source: APTA Feed Easier Said than Done: A Third of Patients Told to Lose Weight Have Functional Limitations That Could Make Exercise Difficult or Unsafe

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06 Mar
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From PT in Motion: PT 'Boomers' Offer Advice on Life in the Clinic and Beyond

Physical therapy, Roesch notes, “is hard physically, mentally, and emotionally, mainly because we get so involved.” Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion: PT 'Boomers' Offer Advice on Life in the Clinic and Beyond

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05 Mar
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Study: Opioids Don't Improve Quality of Life for Individuals With Chronic Noncancer Pain

For people with chronic noncancer pain, opioids probably aren’t delivering on what many presume to be their primary function. Source: APTA Feed Study: Opioids Don't Improve Quality of Life for Individuals With Chronic Noncancer Pain

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02 Mar
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Washington Post: End of Therapy Cap a 'Long-Awaited Gift'

The therapy cap saga “reveals much about how health care financing often gets done—or undone—in Washington.” Source: APTA Feed Washington Post: End of Therapy Cap a 'Long-Awaited Gift'

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28 Feb
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Humana Coverage Limitations: More of the Same

Not much has changed–but that isn’t necessarily a good thing. Source: APTA Feed Humana Coverage Limitations: More of the Same

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