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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Physical Agents: In or Out?
by Lisa Lombardo
Since becoming the editor of ADVANCE in 2000, the thought has often occurred to me that PTs and PTAs are a surprisingly well-informed and opinionated bunch. But they are also a lot of fun as well. This was proved to me on June 13 at the annual APTA conference Read More...
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Blog Better
by Lauren Fritsky
Yesterday afternoon, ADVANCE held a writing workshop on better blogging. The tips were gleaned from a past presentation by Scott Hensley, a blogger for the Wall Street Journal . The suggestions for better writing and organizing in your blog include: Keep Read More...
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The 2008 Rothstein Debate
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN ANTONIO— Preparing Students For Clinical Practice: Does the Current CI Model Work? Clinical education for physical therapy is getting much scrutiny recently from both educators and the employers who hire newly minted graduates following their clinical Read More...
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The 39th Annual McMillan Lecture: "We Are What We Do"
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN ANTONIO—Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, became the 39 TH Mary McMillan lecturer today at the APTA conference, opening his talk to a packed ballroom with a gracious nod to those who went before him. Dr. Delitto serves as professor and chairman of Read More...
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Advocacy Updates
by Lauren Fritsky
SAN ANTONIO— It’s a presidential election year, which means it’s an important time for APTA. A new administration will impact efforts to bring changes to the physical therapy field. In addition, the current economic recession and budget deficits in some Read More...
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The Alamo!
by Elizabeth Puliti
SAN ANTONIO—With the scorching sun beating down on us (is everything bigger in Texas?), we walked the two blocks from our hotel to the hallowed ground of the Alamo. And we weren't the only ones. It seems the Alamo is the perfect destination for tourists Read More...
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Rehab Research Horizons
by Lauren Fritsky
SAN ANTONIO— More and more, the field of physical therapy strives to embrace interprofessional collaboration. PTs know the expertise of those in other fields is often applicable to their profession. The four speakers who presented during "New Frontiers Read More...
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Residency and Fellowship Development
by Lauren Fritsky
SAN ANTONIO— This morning, Greg Hartley, PT, MSPT, GCS, of St. Catherine's Rehabilitation Hospital in Miami, FL, and Phillip S Sizer Jr, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, of Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Lubbock, TX, presented "Successful Business Read More...
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Bridging the Gap
by Elizabeth Puliti
SAN ANTONIO—This morning's session "Generational Ethics: Bridging the Gap From Traditionalists to Millennials" was one of the most interesting lectures I've attended at an APTA conference. Maybe it was because it wasn't really a lecture. PTs were encouraged Read More...
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New Things to Learn, Old Things to See
by Lauren Fritsky
SAN ANTONIO— As the first full day of sessions came to an end, some physical therapists stopped to chat with ADVANCE editors about what they hope to learn in their sessions. You'll be able to check out their video interviews next week. Yet, as attendees Read More...
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PT 2008 'Kicks it Up' at the Opening Ceremony
by Elizabeth Puliti
SAN ANTONIO—PT 2008 kicked the conference off right last night with a stimulating opening ceremony. APTA President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD, welcomed the overflowing audience of PTs to San Antonio. He had nothing but praise for the 7 th largest city in Read More...
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APTA: A Networking Opportunity Not to be Missed
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN ANTONIO — As I made my trek from Philadelphia to San Antonio for the annual APTA Conference and Exhibition, it occurred to me that the idea of "networking" is often a lot of missed opportunities. I sat next to a PT on the plane coincidentally and Read More...
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Find Us on Facebook!
by Elizabeth Puliti
ADVANCE for Physical Therapists & PT Assistants created a page on the popular social networking site Facebook. This brand new PT community is just for you. Share your photos/videos, talk with other PTs through our discussion boards and check in for Read More...
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Guest Blogger: Naomi Aaronson MA, OTR/L, CHT
by Elizabeth Puliti
Every Child Left Behind As a school-based therapist, I see many changes since I was in elementary school. It seems the only thing that has remained are the shelter drills, and even they disappeared for a while! No Child Left Behind, which was enacted Read More...
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Virtual Fitness
by Lauren Fritsky
Nintendo’s newly released “Wii Fit” is creating a buzz in the health care community. Many professionals champion the system, saying it can help young and old alike get healthy. Though it offers activities and sports like the regular “Wii” does, “Wii Fit” Read More...
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