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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

At NATA, A Changing of the Guard
by Jon Bassett
ST. LOUIS, MO -- At the 63rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), president Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, handed off her presidential responsibilities to her successor, James Thornton, MA, ATC, PES, CES, Read More...
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Presidential Perspective
by Brian Ferrie
ST. LOUIS, MO -- The 63rd National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia is underway in the Gateway City amid a scorching heat wave. With the temperature outside climbing to 106 degrees (seriously, 106!), one of Read More...
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AMA Past President: A 'Great Day' in Health Care
by Jon Bassett
ST. LOUIS, MO -- With the Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama's health care law just hours old, the featured presenter at this year's National Athletic Trainer's Association conference praised its potential to improve health care delivery Read More...
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Seasons of Change
by Jon Bassett
As a health care writer, it's always a bit harder to contact potential interview sources and photo subjects this time of year. The school and sports seasons are over, people scatter, and weekends fill up with commitments fast. Scheduling on-site visits Read More...
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ACOs, Medical Homes and Future of PT Practice
by Danielle Bullen
Tampa--In the session, "ACOs, Medical Homes and Future of PT Practice," on Saturday, June 8, panelists discussed how physical therapy could fit into these new models of care. This roundtable session was truly a group effort. Roshunda Drummond-Dye. JD Read More...
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PT 2012: Where Does PT Fit in Health Care Reform?
by Lisa Lombardo
Tampa-One overriding theme at PT 2012 has been keeping the profession at the forefront of health policy change. Most therapists agree that there are many ways they need to make that happen-through better data tracking, research, advocacy and education Read More...
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Millenials In The PT Classroom
by Danielle Bullen
Tampa--Millenials. Gen Y. Whatever you call them, they form the bulk of physical therapy students and newly-minted physical therapists. In a session today at PT 2012 called "Responding to the Needs of the Millenials," Elisa Kennedy PT, PhD, PCS and Laura Read More...
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Getting The Injured Runner Back On The Road
by Danielle Bullen
Tampa--Lower-extremity injuries are quite common among the nearly 30 million American runners. In a talk today at PT 2012 entitled, "Getting The Injured Runner Back on the Road, " David Nolan, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CSCS, and Eric Berkson, MD explained how Read More...
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Measuring Up To Our Full Potential
by Danielle Bullen
Tampa--"Guidelines will reveal the value of physical therapy services." So said Edelle C. Field-Forte, PT, PhD of the University of Miami Miller Medical School at the 17th Annual John H. P. Maley Lecture today. The lecture, named for Maley, a past president Read More...
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Cleveland Clinic has Concussion on the Brain
by Rebecca Mayer
You cannot watch television, flip on the radio or peruse the Internet lately without hearing about concussion. Most recently, speculation surrounding the suicide of highly revered NFL Hall of Famer Junior Seau points to the potential aftermath of incurring Read More...
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The Cream of the Crop
by Danielle Bullen
Tampa-- A tradition at every annual conference, the honors and awards ceremony recognizes physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students in both areas who have made outstanding contributions over the previous year. People, many dressed Read More...
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Sitting in a Conference is Not Exercise
by Rebecca Mayer
Tampa-With our nation rapidly headed toward an obesity crisis, today's session in the ‘Moving Forward in Wellness' track at the APTA Conference was a good reminder that physical activity is recommended for everyone, not just for healthy adults. Groups Read More...
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PT 2012: Politics of PT
by Lisa Lombardo
Tampa-June 7, 2012--The City of Tampa is becoming one of the most vital cities to decide what happens in nationwide politics in the upcoming election. Not only will the city be the site of the Republican National Convention in August, but here's a bit Read More...
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Current State of Oncology Physical Therapy
by Danielle Bullen
TAMPA -- The roles of rehabilitation and exercise in oncology have made great strides over the past 20-30 years. Yet there is still more to do. So argued Nicole Stout, MPT, CLT-LANA, at the Breast Care Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Read More...
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Face Into The Storm
by Danielle Bullen
TAMPA -- Today, Alan M. Jette, PT, MPH, PhD, FAPTA, gave the 43rd annual McMillan lecture, "Face Into The Storm." In what is consistently one of the most popular events at the annual conference, Dr. Jette spoke to a packed ballroom at the Tampa Convention Read More...
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End of an APTA Era
by Rebecca Mayer
TAMPA -- PT 2012 attendees gathered in the ballroom tonight at the Tampa Convention Center for the Opening Ceremonies and a chance to bid adieu to APTA President R. Scott Ward, PT, PhD. Having completed his second 3-year term, Dr. Ward welcomed incoming Read More...
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Thrill of the Chase Returning?
by Brian Ferrie
Philadelphia Phillies five-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley has been cleared to begin a rehabilitation assignment today at extended spring training in Clearwater, FL, according to an Associated Press report . Utley's career once appeared to be Read More...
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The Sunshine State Beckons!
by Lisa Lombardo
From our homes here in the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania, and the cozy enclaves of Massachusetts (where senior regional editor Rebecca Mayer hails), we at ADVANCE can't really complain too much about this previous winter. We dodged a lot of blizzard Read More...
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