Category Archives: info

19 Aug
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Study: Physical Therapy Should be Considered 'Front Line' Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 19, 2015: New research from Spain concludes that in terms of pain and function, physical therapy is equal to surgery at 6 and 12 months after baseline, and actually produces greater improvements earlier on. Source: APTA Feed Study: Physical ...

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18 Aug
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WSJ Article on Nursing Homes Alleges Productivity Pressures to Bill for Ultrahigh Therapy Hours

August 18, 2015: The volume vs value debate, long-familiar to physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs), is now getting wider exposure by way of a recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ), article on the “copious” use of ultrahigh therapy ...

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17 Aug
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Survey of ICU PTs Finds 'Pervasive' Barriers

August 17, 2015: The overall picture may be getting better in some ways for physical therapists (PTs) working in hospital intensive care units (ICUs), but results of a recent survey of PTs in this setting still point to “pervasive” barriers ...

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14 Aug
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Pelvic Pain Among Women 18-44 Prevalent, Often Untreated

August 14, 2015: Nearly 1 in 3 reproductive-aged women may be experiencing chronic or cyclic pelvic pain, with many cases going unreported and untreated, according to a new report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Source: APTA Feed Pelvic ...

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14 Aug
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2015 House of Delegates Minutes Now Posted

August 14, 2015: Minutes of the 2015 House of Delegates (House) have been posted within the 2015 archives folder of the House area on the Hub, APTA’s center for online communities. Source: APTA Feed 2015 House of Delegates Minutes Now ...

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13 Aug
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Daily Pain a Fact of Life for More Than 1 in 10 Americans

August 13, 2015: An estimated 11.2% of American adults have experienced daily pain for the past 3 months, and more than half of the country’s adults have experienced some type of pain during the same time period, according to a ...

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12 Aug
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Study of Hospital Uncovers 'Alarming' Omission of PT Recommendations From Discharge Orders

August 12, 2015: Researchers analyzing data from “a large academic hospital with a chronic stroke center” have found that physical therapist (PT) recommendations for patients transitioning to subacute care facilities are being omitted from discharge orders at rates of 54%-100%, ...

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11 Aug
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State Legislators, Staff From Across the Country Get the #PTTransforms Message

August 11, 2015: Patient access to physical therapy, legal protection for the term “physical therapy,” and the detrimental effects of high patient copays were all part of the discussions taking place at the APTA exhibit booth at the National Conference ...

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11 Aug
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Physician Self-Referral to Physical Therapy for LBP Does Less, Costs More

August 11, 2015: According to newly published research, LBP patients who are self-referred receive fewer physical therapy visits and more ineffective passive modalities than patients who aren’t self-referred—and all at a higher overall cost. Source: APTA Feed Physician Self-Referral to ...

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10 Aug
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Researchers Say Cardiac Rehab Not Reaching Enough People

August 10, 2015: Even though cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is strongly supported as an intervention for patients who have suffered a heart attack, too few people are getting referrals for CR programs, and an even smaller number is actually following through ...

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