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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Countering the Cap
by Brian Ferrie
On Feb. 22, President Obama signed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (HR 3630), noted a Feb. 24 press release from the APTA . Among other facets, this act extends the therapy cap exceptions process for the remainder of 2012. The Read More...
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CSM 2012: The Power of Chance
by Jon Bassett
CHICAGO -- All of us have chance encounters in our histories -- whether it's the person you met on vacation who ended up becoming your spouse, or the random conversation you struck up with a stranger on a plane that led to your dream job. Don't underestimate Read More...
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CSM 2012: Wounded Warriors
by Danielle Bullen
From the recent lawsuits brought by former players against the NFL to the death last year of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard, mild traumatic brain injuries have been in the news a lot lately. Yet sports is not the only arena where concussions are a risk. Read More...
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CSM 2012: Guide On The Side
by Danielle Bullen
Each year, one of the highlights of the Combined Sections Meeting is the Pauline Cerasoli lecture. Named in honor of longtime APTA member Cerasoli, who was brutally attacked at a past CSM, and funded by her family, the lecture is given by a speaker who Read More...
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CSM 2012: In The Pool
by Danielle Bullen
Chicago--"We haven't been a big player, you think of OT and SLP when you think of kids with autism." So said Beth Ennis, PT, MSPT, EdD at the CSM session "Using Aquatic Therapy To Encourage Community Engagement For Families Of Children With Autism." Every Read More...
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CSM 2012: Issues in the Statehouse
by Lisa Lombardo
Defending the PT profession can take not much more than becoming more active in your own state, as drivers of the Public Policy Practice and Professional Affairs group (PPPPA) are calling PTs and PTAs to action. On Feb. 9 at the Combined Sections Meeting, Read More...
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CSM 2012: Health Policy: Proving Our Value
by Lisa Lombardo
Bringing good research to realization is the key to lobby the PT profession to health care policymakers-and therapists can get involved in bringing the profession to the forefront. Marc S. Goldstein, EdD, senior director of research for APTA, wants the Read More...
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CSM 2012: Get Ready
by Lisa Lombardo
CHICAGO -- To quote Peter J. McMenamin, PT, MS, OCS, whether you love or hate the Health Care Affordability Act, "health services changes aren't going to go away." McMenamin opened the session ‘Physical Therapists Impacting health Policy Through Health Read More...
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CSM 2012: A New Place for PT?
by Danielle Bullen
Chicago--The emergency department is not the first place one thinks of when thinking of physical therapy. However, some PTs at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis are trying to change that. At a CSM session today, Vision of PT in the ED, they presented Read More...
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See You in Chicago!
by Lisa Lombardo
A week from now, I'm really looking forward to heading to Chicago for APTA's annual Combined Sections Meeting. Sort of. Here in the Philadelphia suburbs ADVANCE calls home, we're living the "good" life this winter so far, with little if any snow and many Read More...
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