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28 Oct
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Look What You Did (for National Physical Therapy Month)!

October 28, 2015: As National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) draws to a close, don’t forget to share your celebration and recognition photos and stories with APTA. Source: APTA Feed Look What You Did (for National Physical Therapy Month)!

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27 Oct
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What Do You Know Now That You Didn't Learn in School? Now That's a Good Question

October 27, 2015: A straightforward question. And just like that—a multitude of interesting answers. Source: APTA Feed What Do You Know Now That You Didn't Learn in School? Now That's a Good Question

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27 Oct
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Physical Therapy Achieves Faster Outcomes Than Surgery for Common Type of Shoulder Dislocation

October 27, 2015: Acromio-clavicular (AC) joint dislocations may be better-treated through nonsurgical approaches, according to a new study from Canada. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy Achieves Faster Outcomes Than Surgery for Common Type of Shoulder Dislocation

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26 Oct
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'Choosing Wisely' Campaign Registers Mixed Results in Study of 7 Low-Value Services

October 26, 2015: The “Choosing Wisely” campaign aimed at reducing the use of unnecessary medical procedures, treatments, and tests hasn’t made a significant dent in the problem—though there are signs that it’s working in some areas. Source: APTA Feed 'Choosing ...

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26 Oct
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'Inside APTA' Podcast: Celebrating a Difference-Making October

October 26, 2015: The latest edition of APTA’s new podcast series, “Inside APTA,” has arrived just in time to provide inspiration to keep National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) ideals alive throughout the year. Source: APTA Feed 'Inside APTA' Podcast: Celebrating ...

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23 Oct
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Study: For Some, TKA With Nonsurgical Treatment Better Than Nonsurgical Treatment Alone

October 23, 2015: According to a new study, patients with moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis (OA) who receive knee replacement surgery (TKA) and conservative treatment that includes physical therapy tend to fare better after 12 months than those who receive only the ...

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23 Oct
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APTA's Role in Opioid Abuse Initiative Reflects Wide Scope of White House Efforts

October 23, 2015: The recent White House announcement of stepped-up efforts to battle prescription drug abuse and heroin use will combine strategies to directly intervene in current abuse problems with public education on pain management approaches—including physical therapy—that rely less ...

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22 Oct
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Small Study Finds Varied Walking Speed Burns More Calories Than Steady Pace

October 22, 2015: According to a small-scale study published in the September issue of Biology Letters (pdf), walking at varying speeds requires a 6% to 20% higher metabolic cost than walking at a constant rate, and the acts of starting ...

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22 Oct
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MedPAC Releases Updated 'Payment Basics' Series

October 22, 2015: Don’t know your APC from a hole in the ground? Wouldn’t recognize a CMG if it bit you? (Hint: they don’t in fact bite.) Think OASIS is just the name of a 90s band? The Medicare Payment ...

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21 Oct
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APTA Joins White House Effort to Reduce Opioid Abuse

October 21, 2015: The White House has announced that APTA is among the organizations that have joined a public-private partnership to combat heroin use and prescription drug abuse, and that the association will reach out to the public and its ...

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