Category Archives: info

18 Sep
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NYT: Studies Put a New Twist on Ankle Sprains

September 18, 2015: A recent article in the New York Times says that new studies show that ankle sprains may have long-term health consequences, and recommends that people with the injury seek the help of a physical therapist (PT). Source: ...

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17 Sep
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Revised APTA Strategic Plan Locks In On APTA Vision

September 17, 2015: Available at apta.org: the 2016 APTA strategic plan, the document that will guide the association over the next 3-5 years. Source: APTA Feed Revised APTA Strategic Plan Locks In On APTA Vision

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16 Sep
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New ICD-10 Resources Added Just in Time for Oct 1 Transition

September 16, 2015: APTA now provides additional resources that can help make the October 1 changeover to the new coding system as uneventful as possible. Source: APTA Feed New ICD-10 Resources Added Just in Time for Oct 1 Transition

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16 Sep
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News

September 16, 2015: “The Good Stuff” is a collection of recent local media coverage of APTA members and the physical therapy profession. Source: APTA Feed The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News

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15 Sep
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Researchers Unveil Prosthetic Hand That Can 'Feel'

September 15. 2015: In what one program manager described as a development that has “completed the circuit,” researchers with the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) have developed a prosthetic hand that actually delivers physical sensations to the brain of ...

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15 Sep
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Medical Schools Teach Future Docs to Talk About Costs With Patients, Colleagues

September 15, 2015: Increasingly, medical schools are requiring that students add one more skill to their bedside manner: an ability to explain and discuss the costs of a patient’s care options. Source: APTA Feed Medical Schools Teach Future Docs to ...

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14 Sep
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NYT: Did Fear of the NFL Cause Sony to Soften a Movie on Concussion?

September 14, 2015: An upcoming film that tells the story of the forensic pathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) through work with professional football players is already drawing attention for its portrayal of the sport. Source: APTA Feed ...

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11 Sep
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Canadian Study Finds Differences in How Surgeons and Therapists Perceive Communications

September 11, 2015: Researchers in Canada conducted a survey of the 3 professions to assess the perceived quality of communications around “how complete participants felt referral information was provided or given for the rehabilitation of postoperative patients and whether this ...

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10 Sep
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Surgeon General's 'Step It Up' Campaign Will Focus on Importance of Walking

September 10, 2015: The US Surgeon General has some pretty blunt advice for America: America, take a walk. Source: APTA Feed Surgeon General's 'Step It Up' Campaign Will Focus on Importance of Walking

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09 Sep
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Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day With These 5 Great Resources

September 9, 2015: In preparation for Falls Prevention Awareness Day, here are 5 great APTA resources that can help you get in that falls-prevention state of mind. Source: APTA Feed Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day With These 5 ...

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