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January 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

PTs Will be Urgently Needed in Haiti
by Lisa Lombardo
Volunteer medical professionals who are working round-the-clock in Haiti managing a now overabundance of doctors are reporting a new, urgent need: For physical therapists and PT assistants, rehab nurses and aides. According to a Jan. 25 story on CNN.com Read More...
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'Times' Article on PT Treatment Misleads
by Elizabeth Puliti
By Guest Blogger Carole Lewis, DPT, GCS, GTC, MSG, MPA, PhD, FAPTA On Jan. 6, 2010, in its Fitness and Nutrition Section, the New York Times published an article entitled, "Treat Me But No Tricks Please." The article by Rita Kolata, a professional journalist, Read More...
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Internal Violence Looms as Death Toll in Haiti Could Reach 200,000
by Brian Ferrie
According to authorities in Haiti, as many as 200,000 people may have died in the earthquake that devastated the Caribbean country, stated a Jan. 15 Reuters report. Furthermore, three-quarters of the capital, Port-au-Prince, will likely need to be rebuilt. Read More...
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APTA Responds to 'New York Times' Article
by Elizabeth Puliti
On January 6, the New York Times ran an article that sparked great discussion on the topic of evidence-based practice. In the article, "Treat Me, but No Tricks Please," Reporter Gina Kolata argues that while some physical therapy has been proven to work, Read More...
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Your 2010 Resolution: Be a Better Businessperson
by Elizabeth Puliti
It's the first workweek of the New Year. As the resolutions roll out, the usual suspects are sure to emerge. Among your therapist colleagues, you're sure to hear a healthy dose of "stay current with research" and "be a more astute therapist" mixed in Read More...
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