Author Archives: akaptao

07 Jul
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Oregon Insurer Makes It Easier to #ChoosePT

July 7, 2016: Corvallis, Oregon-based Samaritan Health has announced that it has removed its prior authorization requirements and session limits for patients seeking physical therapy to treat pain. Source: APTA Feed Oregon Insurer Makes It Easier to #ChoosePT

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06 Jul
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Decreasing Rest Time Before Starting Physical Therapy Could Hasten Return-to-Play for Adolescent Athletes With Acute Spondylolysis

July 6, 2016: A new study says that when it comes to physical therapist (PT) of adolescent athletes with acute spondylolysis, the sooner the better (within reason). Source: APTA Feed Decreasing Rest Time Before Starting Physical Therapy Could Hasten Return-to-Play ...

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05 Jul
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New at PT Now: THA Summary, Pain Resources, Clinical Case Studies, More

July 4, 2016: The association’s flagship site for evidence-based practice resources continues to expand in ways that help PTs and PTAs easily find the information they need. Source: APTA Feed New at PT Now: THA Summary, Pain Resources, Clinical Case ...

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01 Jul
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The Latest News on Zika

July 1, 2016: June brought new findings to light on the effects of Zika and talk of potential vaccines. Meanwhile, state governors are frustrated as Congress continues to squabble over Zika funding. Source: APTA Feed The Latest News on Zika

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30 Jun
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PT in Motion Magazine Recognized for Editorial Excellence

June 30, 2016: APTA’s PT in Motion magazine has earned 5 awards from 2 prominent publishing competitions in 2016. Source: APTA Feed PT in Motion Magazine Recognized for Editorial Excellence

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30 Jun
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From PT in Motion: Physical Therapy With Patients Who Are Transgender

June 30, 2016: In “Managing Patients Who Are Transgender,” author Chris Hayhurst describes the current gaps that can occur in a PT’s or PTA’s understanding of the unique needs of patients who are transgender. Source: APTA Feed From PT in ...

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29 Jun
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First-Ever Tests of Deep Brain Stimulation on Humans Poststroke Ready to Begin

June 29, 2016: Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are ready to begin human testing on the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for individuals poststroke, in hopes that the technology will help to “jump start” damaged areas of the brain ...

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28 Jun
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Proposed Home Health Rule Includes Planned $180 Million Reduction, Shift to Cost-per-Unit System for Outlier Payments

June 28, 2016: CMShas issued a proposed rule for the 2017 Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) that would continue a planned series of cuts that began in 2014. Source: APTA Feed Proposed Home Health Rule Includes Planned ...

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27 Jun
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Study: Primary Prevention Key to Decreasing Disparity in Black-White Stroke Mortality Rate

June 27, 2016: Reducing the stark disparity in stroke mortality between black and white Americans requires a focus on risk prevention in primary care and public health, but those efforts need to “go further upstream.” Source: APTA Feed Study: Primary ...

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27 Jun
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Last Chance to Register for Online Access to Major Health Policy Research Gathering

June 27, 2016: Time is almost out to register for online attendance at a first-of-its-kind gathering of some of the profession’s top physical therapy health policy and services researchers. Source: APTA Feed Last Chance to Register for Online Access to ...

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