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February 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Is Outpatient PT 'Delayed' and 'Cumbersome'?
by Jon Bassett
So here's what a Florida-based provider of urgent care clinics and worker's comp services said this week when it brought physical therapy in-house at three of its locations: "Unlike other medical clinics, where there is little to no interaction with patients Read More...
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6 Months of PT and Counting. . .
by Danielle Bullen
Today marks my six month anniversary of working at ADVANCE. It certainly has been an adventure. My vocabulary is full of before unknown words, like diathermy and iontopheresis. I attended the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, and mingled with Read More...
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Physical Therapy for Polytrauma
by Danielle Bullen
New Orleans--Michael Podlenski, PTA, ATC spoke today to packed room about "Pilates for the Patient with Polytrauma." Podlesnki works with wounded servicemen and women at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In 2008, the Center launched a Pilates program for Read More...
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Risks of Running
by Brian Ferrie
NEW ORLEANS -- "Well-attended" doesn't even begin to describe the turnout for Thursday morning's session, "Biomechanical Factors Underlying Running Injuries: Proximal and Distal Factors." Barely an empty seat could be found in the Hilton Grand Salon C Read More...
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The Future of Therapy is Here
by Danielle Bullen
New Orleans--Every year, the Foundation for Physical Therapy gives out grants, scholarships and fellowships to physical therapists engaged in post-professional doctoral research. The money given out ranges from a $5,000 scholarship to a two-year $78,000 Read More...
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CSM Recognition Ceremony
by Brian Ferrie
NEW ORLEANS -- Here in the Big Easy, the 2011 APTA Combined Sections Meeting kicked off last night amid a strong rainstorm. But the cold, wind and torrents outside couldn't dampen the enthusiasm in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Read More...
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Reflections of a Haitian PT
by Danielle Bullen
New Orleans--This morning, I attended a session on the role of physical therapy in disaster relief. Therapists are often the unsung heroes of natural disasters. In the aftermath, many people are left disabled and therapists are needed to help them return Read More...
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New Orleans or Bust
by Rebecca Mayer
Are you packed? The American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting kicks off with an opening ceremony at 7 pm tomorrow evening. What events and sessions are you most looking forward to attending? Some of the highlights of the conference Read More...
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CSM Preview: It's an Emergency
by Danielle Bullen
by Lisa Lombardo Are PTs handy to have around in an emergency? Increasingly you are; many hospitals are now considering their PT and rehab departments as capable and reliable partners in delivering emergency care. But making inroads into expanding the Read More...
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CSM Preview: Disaster Relief
by Danielle Bullen
by Lisa Lombardo The slow and painful recovery of conditions in Haiti, one year following the massive earthquake that rocked the country, have been highlighted in the international news recently. The nation is still hurting for basic needs like housing Read More...
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A Novel Approach to Physical Therapy
by Danielle Bullen
I recently read a novel where physical therapy figured prominently. In The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, the main character undergoes extensive rehab following a car accident where he suffers severe burns. While not the main focus of the story, his recovery Read More...
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