Author Archives: akaptao

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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24 Aug
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From PTJ: For the Very Elderly, Poststroke IRF Stays May Not Be Long Enough

IRFs can help very elderly patients poststroke, but are the patients staying long enough? Source: APTA Feed From PTJ: For the Very Elderly, Poststroke IRF Stays May Not Be Long Enough

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23 Aug
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Stem Cell-Protein Combination Reverses Poststroke Brain Damage in Mice

Could brain damage poststroke be reversed with a combination of stem cells and a protein? Source: APTA Feed Stem Cell-Protein Combination Reverses Poststroke Brain Damage in Mice

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22 Aug
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CMS Education Efforts on Jimmo Ruled Inadequate

A US District Court judge tells CMS it needs to do a better job of education around Jimmo. Source: APTA Feed CMS Education Efforts on Jimmo Ruled Inadequate

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19 Aug
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TIME Article: US Must Rethink Pain Treatment, Become 'Insistent' on Physical Therapy

From TIME magazine: we need to be “insistent” on the use of physical therapy for pain management. Source: APTA Feed TIME Article: US Must Rethink Pain Treatment, Become 'Insistent' on Physical Therapy

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