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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

CSM 2010--Oncology-Related Issues in Outpatient Physical Therapy
by Elizabeth Puliti
Early detection and effective treatment has led to increases in breast cancer survival rates. This means that physical therapists must now screen outpatients for cancer (even if they don't have a history) and recurrence or late-effects (if they are a Read More...
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CSM 2010--Concussion and Mild TBI
by Elizabeth Puliti
In a session titled, "Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury," speakers Barbara Hoogenboom, PT, EdD, Susan L Whitney, PT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA, Robert Cantu, MD, Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, and former pro-wrestler Christopher Nowinski elaborated on Read More...
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CSM 2010--Foot and Ankle Focus
by Brian Ferrie
Hundreds of therapists turned out Friday morning for the Orthopaedics Section's presentation, "Examination and Intervention Strategies for Overuse Injuries of the Foot and Ankle," presented by Joshua Bailey, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CPed, and Glenn Pfeffer, Read More...
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CSM 2010--Niche for New Professionals
by Brian Ferrie
"Student and New Professional Forum: Key Survival Skills for the New Physical Therapist" on Thursday drew a packed house of enthusiastic young therapists and students. Leslie B. Glickman, PT, PhD, director of post professional programs at the University Read More...
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CSM 2010--APTA Advocacy
by Brian Ferrie
The legislative update session at CSM always draws an informed and inquisitive crowd and this year's presentation was no exception. Titled "APTA Advocacy: From Congress to the Statehouse," the session took place on Thursday and was presented by Kelly Read More...
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CSM 2010--Starting Off Strong
by Brian Ferrie
The attendees are loving it here in San Diego, where it's 70 and sunny on Thursday. CSM 2010 kicked off last night with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Opening Ceremony: "Opening and Closing Doors -- An impact of Clinical Specialization." Read More...
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CSM 2010--Evidence Based Medicine: Multiple Sclerosis
by Elizabeth Puliti
In Tuesday's audiotaped session, "Evidence Based Medicine: Multiple Sclerosis Drugs and Exercise Implications," speaker Stephen Kanter, PT, DPT, ATC, opened by posing a question. "How many people here work with a patient who has multiple sclerosis at Read More...
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CSM 2010--Addressing Young Amputees
by Rebecca Mayer
One of the most memorable patients I have met during my time as a writer with ADVANCE was a young man named Adrian June from Phoenix, AZ, who tragically lost both of his legs when he was struck by a train. I tried to capture his spirit in this article Read More...
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ADVANCE Covers the Action at CSM!
by Brian Ferrie
This week the American Physical Therapy Association will hold its 2010 Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in beautiful San Diego and you can count on ADVANCE to be there for the exciting events, educational sessions and attractions! CSM will take place at Read More...
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Burdened By Backpacks
by Rebecca Mayer
The use of backpacks among school students has fueled many debates this year. And for good reason. When used properly, backpacks are a convenience. But overloaded or improperly worn backpacks can cause injury, especially to the growing muscles and joints Read More...
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Number of Haitian Amputees On the Rise; Help Needed
by Elizabeth Puliti
In an article on CNN , I read that the 7.0 earthquake that ravaged the country of Haiti has created what experts are calling "a generation of amputees." As a result of the disaster, at least 2,000 people have lost limbs. According to Dr. Mitra Roses of Read More...
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