Category Archives: info

30 Sep
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Size, Not Developmental Factors, May Dictate Toddlers' Running Gait

September 30, 2015: The sometimes stiff-legged running gait of toddlers compared with adults may be less about development and more about physics, and how size affects muscle activation demands, according to a new study. Source: APTA Feed Size, Not Developmental ...

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30 Sep
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Forbes Says PT Jobs Will be Hard to Fill in 2016

September 30, 2015: Physical therapy has once again made it into a “top 10 jobs”-related list: this time as one of the “toughest jobs to fill in 2016.” Source: APTA Feed Forbes Says PT Jobs Will be Hard to Fill ...

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30 Sep
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Study Shows Preference for Telehealth Visits Post-Op for 'Low Complexity' Surgeries

September 30, 2015: A recent small-scale study of veterans is adding support to the idea that the more people are exposed to telehealth—this time in the form of postoperative care—the more they like it. Source: APTA Feed Study Shows Preference ...

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29 Sep
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Utah Grabs Top Spot in 'Best States for PT Practice' for Third Year in a Row

September 29, 2015: It’s beginning to look like a dynasty: for the third year in a row, Utah has been declared the best state in which to practice physical therapy, this year followed by Virginia and Nebraska. Source: APTA Feed ...

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29 Sep
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State Policy and Payment Forum: Legislative Leaders Honored for Direct Access Advocacy Efforts, Fair Copays, Scope of Practice, More

September 29, 2015:This year’s APTA State Legislative Leadership and Legislative Commitment award winners were recognized at the association’s recent State Policy and Payment Forum in Denver. Source: APTA Feed State Policy and Payment Forum: Legislative Leaders Honored for Direct Access ...

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28 Sep
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Paralyzed Man Walks Through Use of Brain-Controlled FES

September 28, 2015: A new approach that combines functional electrical stimulation (FES) technology with a brain-computer interface (BCI) has allowed a paralyzed man to walk without the use of an exoskeleton or manual controls. Source: APTA Feed Paralyzed Man Walks ...

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28 Sep
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CMS Offers Up Resources for Your ICD-10 Questions

September 28, 2015: The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) wants health care providers to feel prepared for the transition to ICD-10 and is offering resources to help. Source: APTA Feed CMS Offers Up Resources for Your ICD-10 ...

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25 Sep
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Study: Physical Activity Knocks Back Cancer Mortality Rates

September 25, 2015: A meta-analysis has concluded that not only does physical activity (PA) reduce cancer mortality, but the mortality risk decreases as the amount of PA goes up—and the effects seem to be even greater for individuals who have ...

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24 Sep
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Obesity, Physical Inactivity Rates Mostly Stable 2013-2014

September 24, 2015: The most recent “State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America” study, released in September, finds that 2014 adult obesity rates in the US were 20% or more in every state, with 22 states having rates ...

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24 Sep
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'The Enterprising PT' Debuts This Week

September 24, 2015: Coming on Thursday, September 24: “The Enterprising PT,” chapter 2 of APTA’s 4-part series, “Physical Therapy: A Profession in Transformation. Source: APTA Feed 'The Enterprising PT' Debuts This Week

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