Author Archives: akaptao

06 May
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New MACRA Systems Could Affect PTs by 2019: Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know Now

May 6, 2016: PTs may not be immediately affected, but make no mistake: the future of payment has arrived. And it’s time to start preparing. Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed new rules for ...

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05 May
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Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by NC Acupuncture Licensing Board

May 5, 2016: Advocates for North Carolina physical therapists (PTs) have scored a victory by way of a superior court, which dismissed a lawsuit challenging dry needling. Source: APTA Feed Court Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by NC Acupuncture Licensing Board

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04 May
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Study: High School Football Players Experience More Concussion Symptoms, Longer Return-to-Play Times Than Youth League or College Counterparts

May 4, 2016: Researchers have found that high school and college football players report more concussion symptoms than youth league players, and that youth league players tend to return to play within 24 hours of injury at a higher rate ...

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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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