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May 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

PTs Making Progress
by Rob Senior
Earlier this week, 200 physical therapists, PTAs and students of physical therapy programs went to Capitol Hill to speak with legislators about the need to improve patient access to physical therapy services. Once in meetings with Senate and House members, Read More...
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National Nursing Home Week—How Did You Celebrate?
by Elizabeth Puliti
May 10th - 16th was National Nursing Home Week®. Nursing homes are nurturing environments that enable residents to grow, learn and teach, according to the American Health Care Association (AHCA). This year's theme, Nurturing a Love that Lasts, encouraged Read More...
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Study Finds Intriguing Link Between Health and Education Level
by Brian Ferrie
According to the May 8 edition of the APTA's PT Bulletin Online , a new report has found that people across the country with lesser education also tend to be in poorer health. The study, conducted by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build Read More...
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Healing Heels
by Lauren Fritsky
The LA Times has a column in its health section today about a woman who decides to go to physical therapy after breaking her ankle so she can wear high heels to her daughter's wedding. The woman initially put off the therapy recommended to her after she Read More...
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Is Medicare Direct Access Finally On Its Way?
by Lisa Lombardo
According to a recent report by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the U.S. Senate has introduced legislation that would increase access to physical therapy services for Medicare beneficiaries by removing the need for a physician's referral Read More...
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