Category Archives: info

08 Apr
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Stenosis Findings Point to Need for Patient-Provider Conversation About Physical Therapy as First Treatment

April 8, 2015: News of the latest research on physical therapy’s effectiveness in easing spinal stenosis symptoms is spreading fast and, with it, the idea that health care providers and patients need to engage in well-informed conversations that include nonsurgical ...

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08 Apr
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Blogs and Tweets and Posts Oh, My: Support for Therapy Cap Repeal Gets Creative

April 8, 2015: APTA members and supporters are keeping the pressure on the US Senate to consider an amendment that would end the therapy cap, and, true to the profession, doing it with plenty of energy and creativity. Source: APTA ...

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08 Apr
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Wide Support for Therapy Cap Repeal; Your Voice Needed Now

April 7, 2015: According to APTA, no fewer than 24 other organizations also back the idea of putting an end to the cap. Source: APTA Feed Wide Support for Therapy Cap Repeal; Your Voice Needed Now

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07 Apr
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Physical Therapy's Effects Equal to Surgery for Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

April 7, 2015: Physical therapy for spinal stenosis is as effective as surgery and should be fully considered as a first-choice treatment option, according to a new study. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy's Effects Equal to Surgery for Spinal Stenosis ...

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06 Apr
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Possible Therapy Cap Repeal Amendment Could Make History; Every PT Can Help Shape the Vote

April 6, 2015: A permanent repeal of the Medicare outpatient therapy cap could be closer than ever if Congress allows one senator’s proposed amendment to be considered. Now it’s time to make that possibility a reality, according to APTA. Source: ...

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06 Apr
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'Future of Home Health Care' Workshop Summary Includes Physical Therapy Perspectives

April 6, 2015: While nobody knows all that the future holds for home health care, some experts—including the president of the APTA Home Health Section—have started a conversation about the possibilities. Source: APTA Feed 'Future of Home Health Care' Workshop ...

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06 Apr
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PT-PTA Toolkit Now Available

March 27, 2015: Physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) have long understood the value of the PT-PTA relationship and how that relationship can be put to best use in patient and client care. Now there’s a 1-stop source ...

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05 Apr
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Systematic Review: Dry Needling, Ischemic Compression for Neck Pain Supported by Moderate-to-Strong Evidence

March 20, 2015: Authors of a new systematic review of neck pain interventions say that while it’s clear more research is needed, there is already moderate-to-strong evidence that both dry needling (DN) and ischemic compression (IC) can lessen pain intensity ...

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03 Apr
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Applications for Movement System Task Force Now Open

April 3, 2015: APTAhas opened a call for its newest volunteer group, the Movement Systems Task Force. Source: APTA Feed Applications for Movement System Task Force Now Open

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03 Apr
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CMS Offers Update on Therapy Cap, SGR in Wake of March 31 Expirations

April 3, 2015: A special edition of the Medicare Learning Network’s provider enews recaps changes that kicked in when SGR and therapy cap exceptions expired on March 31. Source: APTA Feed CMS Offers Update on Therapy Cap, SGR in Wake ...

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