Category Archives: info

23 Jun
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From NYT: Nondrug Pain Approaches Not Always Easy to Pursue

June 23, 2016: A New York Times article takes a look at how the health care system in general, and insurers in particular, are making it difficult for individuals to pursue pain treatments that aren’t drug-based. Source: APTA Feed From ...

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23 Jun
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WCPT Taps Australian PT as New CEO

June 23, 2016: The World Confederation for Physical Therapy has announced that Australian physiotherapist Jonathon Kruger will be stepping into the role of chief executive officer of the organization. Source: APTA Feed WCPT Taps Australian PT as New CEO

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22 Jun
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PTJ Continues to Grow in Research 'Impact'

June 22, 2016: The influence of Physical Therapy (PTJ), APTA’s scientific journal, continues to grow: according to Journal Citation Reports (JCR), the frequency with which PTJ is cited in other journals—its so-called “impact factor”—made PTJ #5 among rehabilitation journals and ...

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22 Jun
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Charles Dorando, Instrumental in Creation of the PTA, Dead at 92

June 22, 2016: Charles Dorando, PT, longtime physical therapy leader at both the state and national levels and an instrumental figure in the creation of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) professional role, has died at 92. Source: APTA Feed Charles ...

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22 Jun
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USBJI Young Investigators Program Accepting Applications for 2016 Program

June 22, 2016: Physical therapist investigators have an opportunity to receive guidance in getting their research funded and “other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career” through a program that connects them with experienced researcher-mentors. Source: APTA Feed USBJI ...

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21 Jun
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Second Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab Coming July 12: Clinical Care Pathways, From Acute to Postacute Care

June 21, 2016: A July 12 APTA Learning Lab event will focus on clinical care pathways and transitions of care from acute care hospitals to SNFs and other postacute care settings. Source: APTA Feed Second Innovation 2.0 Learning Lab Coming ...

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21 Jun
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From Move Forward Radio: After Complications From Brain Tumor Surgery, One Woman's Journey Back to Movement

June 21, 2016: Now available from APTA’s Move Forward Radio: a story of this woman’s return to movement and mobility, and the role that a team of physical therapists (PTs) played in her 25-week rehabilitation process. Source: APTA Feed From ...

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20 Jun
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Interdisciplinary Rehab Improves Function, Quality of Life for Individuals With Chronic Pain

June 20, 2016: A new study reinforces the idea that interdisciplinary rehabilitation can improve function and quality of life for individuals with chronic pain, even in instances when significant pain reduction itself is not possible. Source: APTA Feed Interdisciplinary Rehab ...

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17 Jun
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Humana Expands TKA, THA Bundling Program in OH, TN

June 17, 2016: The transition toward value-based payment systems marches on with the recent announcement from insurer Humana that it will expand its bundling programs for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA) in 2 states. Source: APTA ...

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17 Jun
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PT Leader, Former APTA Vice President Margaret Moore Dead at 94

June 17, 2016: Margaret Moore, PT, EdD, a former secretary and first vice president of the APTA Board of Directors and a physical therapy leader gifted with “extraordinary vision, outspoken persistence, and fearless advocacy that did much to shape the ...

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