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01 Apr
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Doubts About Acetaminophen for LBP, OA Lead to Discussion of Effectiveness of Exercise

April 1, 2015: A new study that questions the effectiveness of acetaminophen for low back pain (LBP) and hip or knee osteoarthritis (OA) has also sparked a discussion about what does work: namely, movement and exercise. Source: APTA Feed Doubts ...

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31 Mar
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Study: Early Mobility Sparks Biochemical Change to Fight Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

March 31, 2015: Researchers working with mice on treadmills think they’re closer to understanding at least some of the positive biochemical changes that are triggered by early mobility. Source: APTA Feed Study: Early Mobility Sparks Biochemical Change to Fight Acute ...

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31 Mar
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2015 House of Delegates Motions Posted

March 31, 2015: APTA members can now access the first official packet of proposals—including bylaws amendments—that will be considered by the 2015 APTA House of Delegates (House) when it convenes June 1-3 in National Harbor, Maryland. Source: APTA Feed 2015 ...

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30 Mar
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Physical Therapy vs Imaging Study Hits the Washington Post

March 30, 2015: Research on the cost-savings of physical therapy vs advanced imaging has been making news in professional circles, and now it’s making an even more public splash. Source: APTA Feed Physical Therapy vs Imaging Study Hits the Washington ...

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30 Mar
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APTA Outcomes Registry in Search of Candidates for Staff and Appointed Positions

March 30, 2015: The APTA Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry (Registry), a major initiative that aims to create the most comprehensive electronic repository for physical therapy outcomes, is now ready to move to the next phase in its development—filling important staff ...

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27 Mar
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Senate Doesn't Move on SGR Repeal: What's Next for Therapy Cap?

March 27, 2015: The US Senate’s decision to adjourn without taking up the sustainable growth rate (SGR) repeal bill passed by the House on Wednesday gives physical therapists (PTs) and their supporters more time to press lawmakers for a repeal ...

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26 Mar
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Major Direct Access Email Survey Launches March 30

March 26, 2015: APTA is pleased to announce the next phase in its effort to improve direct access: you. Source: APTA Feed Major Direct Access Email Survey Launches March 30

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26 Mar
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Foundation Announces 2015 Award Recipients

March 26, 2015: This year’s recipients of the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s (Foundation) Service Awards have advanced the cause of physical therapy research in a variety of ways, from providing funds to partnering with the Foundation, and from helping behind ...

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26 Mar
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Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Featured Speaker at NEXT

March 26, 2015: Billie Jean King will deliver the keynote address during the opening event of APTA’s NEXT Conference and Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. Source: APTA Feed Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Featured Speaker ...

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25 Mar
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Regence Insurance Will Stop Utilization Management Tiering for PTs

March 25, 2015: Regence insurance company has announced that it is abandoning its tiered system for utilization management (UM) that divided PTs and chiropractors into 3 groups with different allowances for preapproved visits. Source: APTA Feed Regence Insurance Will Stop ...

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