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March 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Cheating Scandals Change PT Certification Exams
by Danielle Bullen
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy recently announced a switch to fixed date testing on July 1. Previously, new physical therapy graduates could sign up and take the certification exam whenever was convenient for them. Under the new guidelines, Read More...
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A Walk to Remember
by Danielle Bullen
Physical therapists face many challenges every day. No matter how good the intentions or the treatment, some patients simply don't make a full recovery. So, when you hear about someone who thrives in the face of adversity, it makes all the challenges Read More...
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Living Large on the Mat
by Danielle Bullen
This weekend, collegiate wrestlers from around the country are gathering in Philadelphia for the 2011 NCAA wrestling championships. Among all the blood, sweat and tears, one competitor sticks out. Anthony Robles, a senior at Arizona State University, Read More...
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Disaster Relief
by Danielle Bullen
At last month's CSM, Scott Gaustaud, PT spoke on now eerily prescient topic-the role of physical therapy in disaster relief. His focus was on Hurricane Katrina but the lessons learned can apply to the recent tragedies in Japan. Of course, it will be some Read More...
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A Pauline Cerasoli Lecture to Remember
by Brian Ferrie
At the 2011 APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in New Orleans last month, one of the highlights was the Pauline Cerasoli Lecture, a fixture of CSM for more than a decade. This 14th lecture was also the first to take place since Ms. Cerasoli passed away Read More...
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Fighting for Direct Access in the Hoosier State
by Danielle Bullen
The Indiana state legislature is debating a proposal to permit physical therapists to treat patients for up to 30 days without a referral. The state's DPT students support the measure, as many of them lobbied their representatives in Indianopolis. One Read More...
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