Tags: "news"

29 Apr
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Survey of Individuals With PD Shows Strong Appreciation for Exercise, Role of PT

April 29, 2015: A recently released survey of 1,500 individuals with Parkinson Disease (PD) reveals a high level of appreciation for the importance of exercise among this population, and a fairly strong understanding—both by people with PD and physicians—of the ...

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29 Apr
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Ortho Section's Plantar Fasciitis Guidelines Get Attention

April 29, 2015: When does an APTA clinical guideline on heel pain merit a hefty 2,500-word story? When the reporting outlet is Lower Extremity Review (LER), and experts have a thing or 2 to say about the guideline’s assertion of ...

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28 Apr
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The State of PT Pay: Banking Site Rates Median Pay Across US

April 28, 2015: Want to go to where physical therapists (PTs) earn the most money? Go west, young PT—or at least as far west as New Jersey. Source: APTA Feed The State of PT Pay: Banking Site Rates Median Pay ...

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28 Apr
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PTs' Participation in PQRS Outshines National Average

April 28, 2015: When it comes to participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), physical therapists are fast adopters and strong participants—so much so that the profession’s participation rates in 2013 beat the national average by more than 10 ...

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28 Apr
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CMS Proposed Rule Gives IRFs Their Own Market Basket, 1.7% Increase, More Reporting Requirements

April 28, 2015: After several years of evaluating the possibilities, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now ready to create a standalone payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) that will increase data reporting requirements and ...

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27 Apr
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Small Robot 'Therapist' Being Developed in Spain

April 27, 2015: Researchers in Spain would like to introduce you to the “social therapist” of the future (some assembly required; batteries not included). Source: APTA Feed Small Robot 'Therapist' Being Developed in Spain

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27 Apr
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Grant Opportunities Available for OA Physical Activity Project

April 27, 2015: A new grants project (.pdf) aimed at identifying effective ways to encourage physical activity among adults with osteoarthritis (OA) is now ready to receive applications for up to $25,000 in funding. Source: APTA Feed Grant Opportunities Available ...

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24 Apr
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What Went Wrong? A Case Study of Patient Injury During Physical Therapy Session

April 24, 2015: A patient injures herself during a physical therapy session. What happens next? Source: APTA Feed What Went Wrong? A Case Study of Patient Injury During Physical Therapy Session

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24 Apr
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Oregon Newspaper Explores the Realities of Therapy Cap

April 24, 2015: On Capitol Hill, votes around a repeal of the Medicare outpatient therapy cap may seem to be about politics and pay-fors, but the result—an extension of an exceptions process that leaves some patients vulnerable—is about real people ...

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23 Apr
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Physical Therapy for Voice Problems? Absolutely, Says One Specialist

April 23, 2015: A prominent specialist at the University of Virginia is voicing support for physical therapy by using physical therapy to support the voice. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy for Voice Problems? Absolutely, Says One Specialist

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