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07 Sep
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World Physical Therapy Day Focuses on 'Adding Life to Years'

September 7, 2016: September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day, and there’s still time in this digitally connected world to plan to help your colleagues around the globe raise awareness of the benefits of physical therapy. Source: APTA Feed World ...

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06 Sep
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Don't Slip on Appeal: Tips and Resources to Help You Navigate Payers and Insurance Commissioners

September 6, 2016: Everyone knows the old saying about death and taxes being the only certainties in life. Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) can probably add 1 more to that list: appeals to insurance company payment decisions. ...

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02 Sep
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Coming to Your TV and Radio: APTA’s #ChoosePT Campaign

September 2, 2016: APTA’s #ChoosePT campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of long-term opioid use and the safe alternative of physical therapy for pain management has already attracted media attention and generated buzz online and on social media. Source: ...

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02 Sep
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$20 Million NIH Health Disparities Program Includes Project Focused on Increasing Physical Activity in Communities

September 2, 2016: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is starting a new community-based research program to address health disparities related to chronic disease. Source: APTA Feed Million NIH Health Disparities Program Includes Project Focused on Increasing Physical Activity in ...

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01 Sep
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From PT in Motion: Physical Therapy Meets 'The Internet of Things'

September 1, 2016: It’s possible to watch your dog napping at home from your office computer miles away. It’s possible to adjust your refrigerator temperature from your mobile phone. How about receiving alerts when a patient’s gait speed at home ...

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31 Aug
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Study: Concussed Athletes More Likely to Experience Later Lower Extremity Injuries After Return to Play

August 31, 2016: Authors of a new study of college athletes say that concussion creates a “window of susceptibility” in players that more than triples the risk of a later lower extremity musculoskeletal injury over nonconcussed athletes. Source: APTA Feed ...

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30 Aug
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Emphasizing Mobility in Elderly Hospital Patients: One Facility's Journey

August 30, 2016: A hospital in Alabama had what seemed to be a fairly straightforward idea: it wanted to get its elderly patients up and moving as soon and as often as possible. Accomplishing that goal, however, has required the ...

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29 Aug
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Celebrate 20 Years of HIPAA by Giving Yourself the Gift of Compliance

How time flies. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—HIPAA—turned 20 in August. In honor of this milestone, APTA PT in Motion News asked staff practice experts to share their top 6 tips to protect patient information. Source: APTA Feed ...

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26 Aug
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Zika Virus Effects Go Beyond Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré, Say Researchers

Researchers are learning more about how the Zika virus affects both fetal and adult brains. Source: APTA Feed Zika Virus Effects Go Beyond Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré, Say Researchers

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25 Aug
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Surgeon General Letter Urges Action on Opioids, Recommends CDC Treatment Guideline That Includes Physical Therapy

The Surgeon General has a message for physicians across the US – rethink the use of opioids. Source: APTA Feed Surgeon General Letter Urges Action on Opioids, Recommends CDC Treatment Guideline That Includes Physical Therapy

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