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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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26 Aug
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APTA Launches 'A Profession in Transformation' Series

August 26, 2015: APTA is launching a major new online project. Titled “Physical Therapy: A Profession in Transformation,” it’s a series that looks at what it means to be a professional, enterprising, knowledgeable, and inspirational physical therapist. Source: APTA Feed ...

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26 Aug
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APTA Letter on Productivity Pressures Published in WSJ

August 26, 2015: A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article on the potential overuse of ultrahigh therapy hours among nursing homes prompted a response from APTA that delivers the physical therapy profession’s perspective. Source: APTA Feed APTA Letter on Productivity ...

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25 Aug
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Washington Post/Consumer Reports Article Encourages Physical Therapy for Meniscus Tears, Spinal Stenosis

August 25, 2015: Consumer Reports and The Washington Post are helping to spread the word: physical therapy, not surgery, can be the best first-option treatment when it comes to meniscus tears and spinal stenosis. Source: APTA Feed Washington Post/Consumer Reports ...

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24 Aug
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Study: Rehab Intensity Affects Readmission Rates for Patients Poststroke

August 24, 2015: A new study reinforces the idea that the higher the intensity of the therapy poststroke, the less likely it is that a patient will be readmitted to the hospital 30 or 90 days after discharge. Source: APTA ...

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21 Aug
0

Soccer Mom: Move Forward Radio Interviews US Women's Team Member About Postpartum RTP

August 21, 2015: US Women”s National Soccer Team member Amy Rodriguez shares her postpartum return-to-play story with Move Forward Radio. Source: APTA Feed Soccer Mom: Move Forward Radio Interviews US Women's Team Member About Postpartum RTP

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20 Aug
0

New PT in Motion News Feature – The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News

August 20, 2015: “The Good Stuff,” is an occasional series that highlights (mostly) 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 transforming ...

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20 Aug
0

APTA 'Emerging Leaders' Announced

August 20, 2015: APTA has 27 reasons to feel good about the future of physical therapy. Source: APTA Feed APTA 'Emerging Leaders' Announced

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19 Aug
0

Study: Physical Therapy Should be Considered 'Front Line' Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

August 19, 2015: New research from Spain concludes that in terms of pain and function, physical therapy is equal to surgery at 6 and 12 months after baseline, and actually produces greater improvements earlier on. Source: APTA Feed Study: Physical ...

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