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14 Jun
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News From NEXT: Can Productivity Be Saved in a Value-Based World?

June 14, 2016: These 2 aspects of performance—productivity and accountability—will continue to play off each other in the shift from fee-for-service-based payment to value-based payment in health care. The move toward value-based models, however, makes it a challenge for physical ...

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14 Jun
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News From NEXT: Outcomes Measures Are Here to Stay, so Seize the Opportunities

June 14, 2016: Not long after they began their June 10 presentation on why outcomes measures are essential in physical therapist (PT) practice, NEXT conference presenters Heidi Janenga PT, DPT, ATC/L, and Troy Bage, PT, DPT, MBA, asked a packed ...

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13 Jun
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News From NEXT: Changing Professional Beliefs to Transform Society

June 13, 2016: Nancy Sharby, PT, DPT, MS, remembers when, a few years ago, a fellow physical therapist (PT) questioned the profession’s movement toward taking a more active role in addressing the societal changes necessary to improve overall health and ...

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13 Jun
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News From NEXT: Hands and Eyes Zap Technology in Oxford Debate

June 13, 2016: At the NEXT conference Oxford Debate on June 10, a team of Star Wars stormtroopers overcame “Galileo” and his cohorts to defeat the resolution: “Technology will advance the physical therapy profession more than our hands and eyes ...

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13 Jun
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News From NEXT: Diversity's Goal Is Improved Decision Making, Not Consensus

June 13, 2016: Increasing diversity in the boardroom and other groups results in better decisions. That was the take-home message from the NEXT 2016 session “Beyond Women in the Boardroom: Cognitive Diversity in Private Practice. Source: APTA Feed News From ...

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13 Jun
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From PTJ: New Recommendations for PT Treatment of Childhood Obesity

June 13, 2016: Primary care providers, rather than simply prescribing physical activity to young patients with obesity, should involve physical therapists (PTs) who can assess the child’s risk factors and evaluate and monitor the child’s increasing level of physical activity, ...

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11 Jun
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News From NEXT: Say You Want a Revolution in Pain Management

June 11, 2016: What does a tattoo artist have in common with a pain expert? A lot, it turns out. Maybe even more than many physical therapists (PTs). Source: APTA Feed News From NEXT: Say You Want a Revolution in ...

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11 Jun
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From the House of Delegates: APTA Honors Richard Lieber With Honorary Membership

June 11, 2016: Richard Lieber, PhD, described by a member of the APTA House of Delegates (House) as “one of the most creative and talented muscle physiologists in the world,” has received honorary membership in the association. Source: APTA Feed ...

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10 Jun
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News From NEXT: McMillan Lecturer Calls for Renewed Focus on Geriatrics

June 10, 2016: Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, issued a call to action during the 47th Mary McMillan Lecture June 9 at NEXT 2016. Source: APTA Feed News From NEXT: McMillan Lecturer Calls for Renewed Focus on Geriatrics

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10 Jun
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News From NEXT: Foundation Honors Moffat, Tepper; Pays Tribute to Charles Magistro

June 10, 2016: This year’s Foundation service awards were presented to DJO Global, Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, and Steven H. Tepper, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Source: APTA Feed News From NEXT: Foundation Honors Moffat, Tepper; Pays Tribute to Charles ...

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