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02 May
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Zika in the News: Damage 'Worse Than Predicted,' Common US Mosquito Capable of Transmission

May 2, 2016: Another week, another round of media coverage of the Zika virus. And so far, there’s not much good news in sight. Source: APTA Feed Zika in the News: Damage 'Worse Than Predicted,' Common US Mosquito Capable of ...

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29 Apr
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From PTJ: Electrodiagnostic Testing Sheds Light on 'Bioscaffolding' Procedure for VML

April 29, 2016: According to an April 2016 article in Physical Therapy (PTJ), APTA’s science journal, presurgical electrodiagnostic testing may help predict increase in muscle strength after a process known as extracellular matrix (ECM) implantation, a procedure that uses pig ...

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29 Apr
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'Red Book' Author, Direct Access Advocate Marilyn Anderson Dies

April 29, 2016: Marilyn Anderson, PT, former member of the APTA Board of Directors, strong advocate for direct access to physical therapist services, and coauthor of the association’s first-ever extensive analysis of physical therapist practice, died on April 22. She ...

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28 Apr
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Bill to End Physician Self-Referral Reintroduced in the House

April 28, 2016: APTA and a coalition of medical groups are applauding the reintroduction of a bill in the House of Representatives that would close up Medicare self-referral loopholes. Source: APTA Feed Bill to End Physician Self-Referral Reintroduced in the ...

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28 Apr
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APTA-Supported Youth Sports Opioid Education Bill Moves Ahead

April 28, 2016: A bill supported by APTA that recently passed US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee could help to bring needed education on the dangers of opioids—and the benefits of alternative, nonopioid approaches to pain treatment, such ...

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28 Apr
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Consumer Reports Includes Physical Therapy in Pain Relief Feature

April 28, 2016: The national dialogue on pain treatment has now been highlighted by Consumer Reports in an article that promotes physical therapy as an effective alternative to opioids and other painkillers. Source: APTA Feed Consumer Reports Includes Physical Therapy ...

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28 Apr
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PTs, PTAs, Students Bring the #PTTransforms Message to Capitol Hill During Federal Advocacy Forum

April 8, 2016: When it comes to important issues for the physical therapy profession, the halls of Congress may be just a little more informed than they were this time last week. Source: APTA Feed PTs, PTAs, Students Bring the ...

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27 Apr
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Dutch Study Finds Positive Long-Term Outcomes for Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain

April 27, 2016: Authors of a new study say that taking a multidisciplinary approach to chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP) seems to be beneficial even 2 years after a rehabilitation program has ended—particularly in terms of reducing health care provider usage ...

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26 Apr
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In the News: Tech-Driven Approaches Improve TKA, THA Surgery and Recovery

April 26, 2016: Rehabilitation from total knee arthroplasty (TKA) or total hip arthroplasty (THA) may be a constant, but the time needed for rehab could be shortened, thanks to new ways of performing TKA, THA, and joint restoration surgeries. Source: ...

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26 Apr
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New Wisconsin Law Allows PTs to Order X-Rays

April 25, 2016: Physical therapists (PTs) in Wisconsin now have a big addition to their licensing law: the ability to order x-rays. Source: APTA Feed New Wisconsin Law Allows PTs to Order X-Rays

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