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September 2010 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Let's get moving
by Danielle Bullen
September 30 marks the last day of National Childhood Obesity Month. An estimated 23 million American children and teenagers are overweight or obese. That's roughly equivalent to the populations of the 8 biggest cities in the country! Many factors go Read More...
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Three Weeks Left!
by Jon Bassett
October 15. Put "ADVANCE Contest" on your calendar. In red. And then circle it twice. If you haven't entered your clinic in our "Private Practice of the Year Contest," you need to act. Twilight is descending on the entry period, and on October 15, entries Read More...
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Health Care Issues on the State Level
by Rebecca Mayer
The physical therapists at Performance Physical Therapy put out a political welcome mat yesterday at their Rhode Island clinic. The physical therapist-owned practice hosted a legislative open house to allow constituents to greet candidates for mayor and Read More...
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Walking Smarter
by Danielle Bullen
A walking trail winds its way around the perimeter of the office park where Advance has its headquarters. Every day at lunch, intrepid employees from surrounding businesses don sneakers and head out for a stroll. Some go for fitness, some to gossip with Read More...
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Bag Ladies
by Danielle Bullen
It's back to school time so the news is full of cautionary tales of too-heavy backpacks. The APTA cautions that packs shouldn't weigh more than 10-15% of a child's body weight. But what about us adults? So many of us toss everything but the kitchen sink Read More...
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Staying Healthy on the Job
by Brian Ferrie
On the heels of Labor Day, a holiday dedicated to the achievements of American workers, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) kicked off its September "Workplace Wellness" initiative, noted a September 7 press release from the organization Read More...
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Why can’t everyone take advantage of PT?
by Danielle Bullen
September 8 th is World Physical Therapy Day, a time to recognize the contributions of physical therapists. Yet while 101 countries marked the occasion, not everyone in America has cause to celebrate. From teenagers to senior citizens, athletes to factory Read More...
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