Author Archives: akaptao

01 Dec
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Study: Physical Therapy May Be Underused Among Patients With OA

While 70%–82% of participants in 3 clinical trials had used oral analgesics to treat OA symptoms, only 39%–52% had used physical therapy. Source: APTA Feed Study: Physical Therapy May Be Underused Among Patients With OA

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01 Dec
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2018 Slate of Candidates Posted

The 2018 Slate of Candidates for APTA national office is now posted on the APTA website.  Source: APTA Feed 2018 Slate of Candidates Posted

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01 Dec
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From PT in Motion: Walking Away From the PT Designation

Do you stop being a PT when you drop the “PT” designation after your name? Source: APTA Feed From PT in Motion: Walking Away From the PT Designation

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29 Nov
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Study: 61% of Opioid-Related Deaths Linked to Chronic Pain Diagnosis

61% of opioid-related deaths can be linked to a diagnosis of chronic pain within the preceding year. Source: APTA Feed Study: 61% of Opioid-Related Deaths Linked to Chronic Pain Diagnosis

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28 Nov
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CNN Money Looks at Challenges Faced by PTs, Other Providers, Whose Jobs Require Touch in the Workplace

From CNN: No touching the workplace. But what if your job requires it? Source: APTA Feed CNN Money Looks at Challenges Faced by PTs, Other Providers, Whose Jobs Require Touch in the Workplace

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28 Nov
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'Hollywood' High Tech May See Wide Release in Physical Therapy, but PTs Will Remain Feature Attraction

Tech site CNET is making the case that technologies such as motion-capture interfaces may be the next big thing in physical therapy. Source: APTA Feed 'Hollywood' High Tech May See Wide Release in Physical Therapy, but PTs Will Remain Feature ...

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27 Nov
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Older Black Americans More Likely to Have Low Physical Function, Less Likely to Receive Rehab Than Older White Americans

Older white patients were found to be 1.38 times more likely than older black patients to receive any type of rehab services. Source: APTA Feed Older Black Americans More Likely to Have Low Physical Function, Less Likely to Receive Rehab ...

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22 Nov
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APTA Fact Sheets on 2018 Outpatient Payment, Home Health Now Available

Now available to APTA members: context and details to help you understand final 2018 rules from CMS on the home health and outpatient prospective payment systems. Source: APTA Feed APTA Fact Sheets on 2018 Outpatient Payment, Home Health Now Available

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21 Nov
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4 Things to Do Now That the 2018 Fee Schedule Is Out

What should PTs do in the wake of the new PFS? Here are APTA’s top 4 suggestions. Source: APTA Feed 4 Things to Do Now That the 2018 Fee Schedule Is Out

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20 Nov
0

Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab to Focus on PTs as Key Players in PCMHs to Address Childhood Obesity

The fourth and final Innvoation 2.0 Learning Lab will focus on managing childhood obesity in the patient-centered medical home. Source: APTA Feed Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab to Focus on PTs as Key Players in PCMHs to Address Childhood Obesity

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