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03 Sep
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Mmm, Mmm … Good? USA Today Looks at Stem Cell 'Soup' Treatment Among Athletes

September 3, 2015: A recent article in USA Today explores how injured professional athletes are developing an appetite for processes that involve injecting stem cells processed from the patient into an injured area. Source: APTA Feed Mmm, Mmm … Good? ...

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03 Sep
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TKA Rates Make Dramatic 10-Year Leap

September 3, 2015: The CDC reports that among US adults 45 and older, the rate of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) surgeries nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, to a rate of 55.4 per 10,000 individuals. Source: APTA Feed TKA Rates ...

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02 Sep
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For Millions of Americans, 'Heart Age' Outpaces Actual Age

September 2, 2015: A new report says that 69 million US adults have a “heart age” that is, on average, 7 years older than their chronological age. Source: APTA Feed For Millions of Americans, 'Heart Age' Outpaces Actual Age

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02 Sep
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Your Input Needed on PT Professional Scope of Practice

September 2, 2015: All APTA members are invited to provide input on the APTA Board of Directors’ efforts to create a broad definition of the PT professional scope of practice. Source: APTA Feed Your Input Needed on PT Professional Scope ...

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01 Sep
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APTA Joins Critics of Proposed Medicare Prosthetics Restrictions

September 1, 2015: A proposed change in how Medicare would reimburse for lower-limb prostheses is drawing mounting criticism from patients and stakeholder organizations—including APTA. Source: APTA Feed APTA Joins Critics of Proposed Medicare Prosthetics Restrictions

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01 Sep
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US News Article Stresses Importance of Following PT Home Exercise Program

September 1, 2015: US News and World Report is emphasizing the importance of physical therapy home exercise programs (HEPs) and connecting readers with APTA’s “Find a PT” resource as a way to make a physical therapist (PT) “match” that can ...

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01 Sep
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From PT in Motion Magazine: The Growth of Online Ratings

September 1, 2015: This month’s PT in Motion magazine cover story, “Raters Gonna Rate: What’s Your Best Response?” looks at the ins and outs of online rating systems consumers use to evaluate—and, increasingly, to choose—their health care providers, including physical ...

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31 Aug
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No New Problems Uncovered in Latest ICD-10 Testing

August 31, 2015: With the official startup date looming and the last dry run complete, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) says that at least from its end of things, all systems are go. Source: APTA Feed No ...

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28 Aug
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What Do You Know About Foreign-Educated PTs? Take the PT in Motion News Quiz

August 28, 2015: Researchers have completed what they describe as “the first comprehensive description” of foreign-educated physical therapists (FEPTs), and produced a snapshot that covers everything from regions-of-origin to why FEPTs decide to make the move, and which states and ...

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27 Aug
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Painkiller Abuse to Heroin Addiction: Can Physical Therapy Help Stop It Before It Starts?

August 27, 2015: An alarming rise in opioid abuse is sparking an important related conversation about the effectiveness of physical therapy and other nondrug approaches to treat pain. Source: APTA Feed Painkiller Abuse to Heroin Addiction: Can Physical Therapy Help ...

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