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12 May
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APTA Members: Important PT Evaluation and Reevaluation Code Values Survey Coming; Your Input Critical

May 12, 2015: APTA members are being alerted to be on the lookout for an important survey that will help to shape values for PT evaluation and reevaluation current procedural terminology (CPT) codes. Source: APTA Feed APTA Members: Important PT ...

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12 May
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Beyond the Fitbit: Self-Monitoring As a Way of Life

May 12, 2015: A recent article in The Washington Post examines how the trend in self-monitoring technologies has quickly moved beyond the Fitbit, and now includes the ability to document and analyze—and widely share, if you want to—an almost-scary range ...

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12 May
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National Academies of Practice Inducts PTs

May 12, 2015: Eight physical therapists (PTs) have been inducted into the ranks of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), a prominent health care advisory group focused on interdisciplinary collaboration. Source: APTA Feed National Academies of Practice Inducts PTs

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11 May
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Additional Day-Per-Week of Physical, Occupational Rehab Therapy Results in Cost-Savings

May 11, 2015: Researchers in Australia say that a study of inpatient rehabilitation there has revealed that adding Saturday physical and occupational therapy sessions to a weedays-only schedule can lower overall health care costs after 1 year while it increases ...

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08 May
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Death Rate From Falls Doubles for Americans 65 and Older From 2000-2013

May 8, 2015: The rate of deaths from fall injury among Americans 65 and older nearly doubled between 2000 and 2013, and falls now represent over half of the total deaths from unintentional injury among that group. Source: APTA Feed ...

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07 May
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Use of Mobility Devices Up By 50% Among Adults 65 and Older

May 7, 2015: Americans 65 and over are using mobility devices such as canes and walkers more than ever—and increasingly, using more than 1 device depending on the setting. Source: APTA Feed Use of Mobility Devices Up By 50% Among ...

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06 May
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Air Force Adopts Direct Access

May 6, 2015: The US Air Force has officially joined the ranks of supporters of direct access to physical therapist services. Source: APTA Feed Air Force Adopts Direct Access

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06 May
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FDA Wants More Data on Effectiveness, Safety of Health Care Antiseptics

May 6, 2015: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) thinks that it’s time to take a closer look at how well health care antiseptics work, and whether they pose safety risks to the health care personnel who use them. ...

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06 May
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Beginning May 6, You May Need to Update Your Browser to Sign In to APTA Website

May 6, 2015: It’s pretty simple: to stay up-to-date with APTA, you need to be up-to-date with your web browser. Source: APTA Feed Beginning May 6, You May Need to Update Your Browser to Sign In to APTA Website

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05 May
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5 Things to Think About Before Taking a Break or Leave From Physical Therapy

May 5, 2015: For many physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs), the time will come for them to take a break from active practice. Source: APTA Feed 5 Things to Think About Before Taking a Break or Leave ...

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