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June 2011 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Come Sail Away
by Rebecca Mayer
Leisure activities are important in the development and fulfillment of a person's life. Research has shown that how one chooses to spend his leisure time may have a greater impact on quality of life than any other area of behavior and experience. In keeping Read More...
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On the Scene at NATA
by Jon Bassett
ADVANCE is at the National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting in New Orleans, where the weather is a steamy 95 degrees, the nightlife is jumping, and the athletic trainers are out in full force. In an interview with ADVANCE , which was recorded Read More...
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We're Off to New Orleans
by Jon Bassett
Just days after bringing you the latest from the APTA National Conference -- photos, videos, blogs and article ideas from National Harbor, MD, to be posted in the coming days -- ADVANCE is hitting the road once again to attend the National Athletic Trainers Read More...
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Continual Learning
by Danielle Bullen
Every year, at the APTA annual conference, one physical therapist presents the McMillan lecture. This honor has been bestowed on 42 PTs and in 2011, Gail M. Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, presented a talk, "Learning: What Matters Most," to a packed ballroom Read More...
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The Future’s So Bright
by Danielle Bullen
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD- On Thursday morning, approximately 1000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and physical therapy students, representing all 50 states plus Washington, DC, rallied in front of the Capitol building. They were there to Read More...
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The Current State of Concussions
by Brian Ferrie
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD- A strong crowd turned out on Thursday to attend the afternoon session, "Understanding and Implementing Current Practice Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Sports-Related Concussions." This offering was dually presented Read More...
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Uplifting Message: “Never Settle for Ordinary”
by Lisa Lombardo
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - What seems like a "routine" job for physical therapists is often anything but for the patients and the families they help. "PT is not a generic term-it is our practice," said R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD, APTA president during his opening Read More...
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Tell 'Em Stories
by Danielle Bullen
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - Last night, at the APTA Annual Conference, CNN political analyst Paul Begala entertained the physical therapists at the Gaylord National Convention Center with his keynote speech. Begala began his speech by urging the audience to Read More...
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Ready to Rally!
by Lisa Lombardo
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - Physical therapists and other health care practitioners probably hear their full share about "making a difference" when it comes to national decisions on health care and insurance reform. This week, PTs and PTAs get to put these Read More...
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Hold the Phone
by Danielle Bullen
By now, you've probably heard the news that the World Health Organization reported that cell phones might be linked to cancer. Some basic common sense is necessary to discourage some of the panic that has crept up with this news. The possible risk from Read More...
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