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21 Oct
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New School Initiative Brings Physical Activity to the Classroom

October 21, 2015: The Washington Post reports that in what at least 1 administrator hopes will be the classroom of the near-future, kids can’t sit still—as in, they’re not supposed to sit still, because every desk and learning station incorporates ...

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20 Oct
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Foundation Funding Opportunities Available

October 20, 2015: The Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) is now accepting applications for 2 major funding programs. Source: APTA Feed Foundation Funding Opportunities Available

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20 Oct
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Global PT Day of Service Brings Members, Volunteers, and APTA Staff Together

September 20, 2015: For the first-ever Global PT Day of Service, APTA members, physical therapy students, staff, and volunteers took steps to make the world a little bit better place. Source: APTA Feed Global PT Day of Service Brings Members, ...

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19 Oct
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Keeping PTs in the Workforce May Be Key to Reducing Anticipated Shortage

October 19, 2015: No matter how you slice the data, there will likely be a growing shortage of physical therapists (PTs) in the coming years, and authors of a new study believe that keeping PTs from leaving the workforce could ...

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16 Oct
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APTA Statement on Payment System Notes Changes, Anticipates Further Dialogue

October 16, 2015: APTA’s proposed payment model for physical therapists (PTs) may have evolved since the model first was developed in 2012, but according to APTA President Sharon L. Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, the goal—”to better articulate and demonstrate our ...

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15 Oct
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The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, October Edition

October 15, 2015: The October edition of “The Good Stuff,” a series that highlights recent, mostly local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are ...

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14 Oct
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Get the Who-What-Where of National Physical Therapy Month

October 14, 2015: We’ve arrived at the middle of National Physical Therapy Month, which means now’s a great time to take a few minutes to check out how colleagues are recognizing the profession—and to add your own contributions to the ...

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14 Oct
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Activity, Education, and Time May Play Biggest Role in Recovery From LBP

October 14, 2015: According to a new randomized clinical trial, early physical therapy may be related to minor short-term improvements in disability for individuals with low back pain (LBP), but the changes aren’t really much different than what patients experience ...

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14 Oct
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PTs Encouraged to Verify Their PQRS Data Before It Hits Physician Compare

October 14, 2015: Did you participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2014? If so, did you report measure #128, “Preventive Care: General Health, Body Mass Index (BMI) Screening and Followup”? Source: APTA Feed PTs Encouraged to Verify ...

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13 Oct
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Study: Seeing a PT First for LBP Decreases 1-Year Utilization Rates Among Privately Insured

October 13, 2015: Researchers analyzing data from privately insured individuals have found that when it comes to low back pain (LBP), the provider a patient sees first can make a big difference in health care utilization. Source: APTA Feed Study: ...

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