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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Veterans Recall and Rehab
by Cheryl McEvoy
Break out the grill, Memorial Day weekend is just hours away. Some of the staff has already jetted off to the Jersey Shore, and I'll soon be battling traffic right along with them. The past week of small talk has revolved around who's going where and Read More...
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PT 2010: Hot Topics
by Cheryl McEvoy
[Editor's note: This is the first in a series of "Hot Topic" recommendations for sessions at the American Physical Therapy Association's Annual Conference. ADVANCE editor Lisa Lombardo has selected what she anticipates will be popular sessions at PT 2010. Read More...
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New Show Takes Sports Medicine for a Spin
by Cheryl McEvoy
Sports medicine has joined the television circuit. A new series called "Athlete 360" is airing on Fox Sports networks and affiliates across the country, and it's teaching fans the finer aspects of breaks and tears. Each 30-minute show features an athlete Read More...
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Move over, Rocky. Yoga's in Town.
by Cheryl McEvoy
Last Sunday, I finally visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art. After living in the city for almost 2 years (6 if you count college), I was embarrassed to admit I hadn't hit the tourist stop. So off I went. In fact, it was such a beautiful day, I biked Read More...
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Got Shoes? Shoes4Kids Annual Drive Kicks Off at PT 2010
by Cheryl McEvoy
Brad Thuringer, PTA, wants your kicks. Along with a group of therapists, Thuringer will be collecting shoes during the American Physical Therapy Association's PT 2010 Conference and Exposition, for donation to shelters and help centers in the Boston Metro Read More...
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A Primer on Twitter
by Cheryl McEvoy
Are you on Twitter? If you're like most of my friends, you've embraced Facebook and LinkedIn , but tweeting just has no appeal. No one cares what you ate for dinner--I agree. You'd prefer to keep doctor's appointments and shopping trips private--that's Read More...
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APTA Disappointed with Judicial Decision
by Brian Ferrie
The May 14 PT Bulletin from APTA detailed an interesting legislative development affecting the profession ( http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Current_Issue&TEMPLATE=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=71677 ). According to the press release, Read More...
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A Pain in the Neck for Woods
by Cheryl McEvoy
Riddle me this: What is the real pain in Tiger Woods' neck? I'd have to argue, the media. For the past few days, I've come across story upon story about Tiger Woods and his neck injury. (And just by writing this, I'm adding to the pile.) In case you're Read More...
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Do You Promote Health Literacy?
by Cheryl McEvoy
Do you suffer from medical mouth? It's a common condition that crops up in exam rooms and around clinician offices. Symptoms include chronic bouts of medical terminology and spontaneous reference to inaccessible research. Side effects include reduced Read More...
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Does Laughter Trump Exercise?
by Rebecca Mayer
OK, so maybe you can't get chiseled pecs and washboard abs from a good laugh but recent findings indicate that laughter may boost one's appetite in the same way a workout does. Lee Berk, DrPH, MPH, a longtime researcher on the benefits of laughter, has Read More...
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