Author Archives: akaptao

25 Mar
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SGR Repeal…Without Therapy Cap Repeal? APTA Calls for Urgent Action

March 24, 2015: Legislation now introduced in the US House of Representatives that would end the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) is missing a permanent repeal of the therapy cap. Source: APTA Feed SGR Repeal…Without Therapy Cap Repeal? APTA Calls ...

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25 Mar
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Referral to Physical Therapy Lowers Care Utilization for LBP vs Referral for Imaging

March 18, 2015: A recently published study of patients with new low back pain (LBP) who received referral from a primary care provider concludes that not only is physical therapy a less expensive next step than advanced imaging, it’s an ...

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23 Mar
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Concussion, Other Brain Injuries Continue to Grab Attention

March 23, 2015: Whether in academic research journals, political advocacy reports, or the sports page, discussions about concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI) weren’t hard to find last week. Source: APTA Feed Concussion, Other Brain Injuries Continue to Grab Attention

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20 Mar
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Study Says Predictors of Parkinson Disease May Be Present 10 Years Before Diagnosis

March 17, 2015: New research from England is connecting the dots between Parkinson disease (PD) and a range of motor and nonmotor symptoms that could occur as much as 10 years before a PD diagnosis is made. Source: APTA Feed ...

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19 Mar
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Therapy Cap Repeal Could be 'In Jeopardy': Action Needed

March 19, 2015: Repeal of the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) may be closer than ever to becoming reality, but will a permanent fix to the therapy cap be left behind? Source: APTA Feed Therapy Cap Repeal Could be 'In ...

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19 Mar
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Which PT in Motion Cover Gets Under Your Skin?

March 19 2015: Editorial staff members at PT in Motion are needling you for your input. Source: APTA Feed Which PT in Motion Cover Gets Under Your Skin?

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18 Mar
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US Census: Median PT Earnings Nearly $10k Lower for Women than Men in 2013

March 17, 2015: Women may make up 64% of the physical therapist (PT) workforce, but in 2013, they earned about 88% of what male PTs make, according to the latest data from the US Census Bureau. Source: APTA Feed US ...

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18 Mar
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2015 APTA Honors and Awards Program Recipients Announced

March 18, 2015: APTA’s national awards program has announced the full list of recipients (.pdf) of recognition for their outstanding contributions to the physical therapy profession. Source: APTA Feed 2015 APTA Honors and Awards Program Recipients Announced

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18 Mar
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Premera Blue Cross Hack Affects 11 Million

March 18, 2015: The latest cyberattack on health insurance data is the second-largest on record, affecting around 11 million current and former customers of Washington-based Premera Blue Cross—and this time, hackers may have made off with bank account and clinical ...

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16 Mar
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WSJ: Strength Training for Older Adults Worth the Weight

March 16, 2015: A recently published Wall Street Journal article says that a growing number of adults in later life are taking up strength training, but advises readers to consult with experts beforehand. Source: APTA Feed WSJ: Strength Training for ...

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