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PT Day on Capitol Hill
by Brian Ferrie
The morning of June 4 started very early for more than 1,000 dedicated attendees at the American Physical Therapy Association's NEXT 2015 Conference & Exposition in National Harbor, Md. These hardy souls awoke before the sun, donned their professional Read More...
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‘It's a Calling to Be a PT'
by Brian Ferrie
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD -- The APTA Annual Conference & Exposition, which was rebranded last year as "NEXT," just celebrated its 2015 incarnation in this inviting little town on the Potomac River outside Washington, D.C. The conference drew thousands Read More...
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Coming Up NEXT -- The 2015 APTA Annual Conference
by Brian Ferrie
As many ADVANCE readers are likely aware, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) last year rebranded its traditional "Annual Conference & Exposition" as simply "NEXT". The APTA website stated at the time, "It's a name change, but more than Read More...
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Cutting-Edge Collaboration
by Brian Ferrie
PHILADELPHIA -- When the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Annual Convention came to this country's birthplace last week, ADVANCE made sure to be on the scene. Held in conjunction with the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) draft, the Read More...
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'The Power of the Human Spirit'
by Brian Ferrie
CHARLOTTE, NC -- Jimmy Fallon isn't down here for the APTA's 2014 NEXT Conference and Exposition, but he was about the only thing missing from the "Tonight Show"-style opening event last night. APTA CFO Rob Batarla served as master of ceremonies, with Read More...
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What's NEXT? The 2014 APTA Annual Conference
by Brian Ferrie
The American Physical Therapy Association's yearly summertime showcase is celebrating significant changes in 2014. Traditionally known as the "APTA Annual Conference & Exposition," it has been rebranded as "NEXT." In addition, this year's event will Read More...
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'The Next Evolution'
by Brian Ferrie
Last week's PT 2013 conference in Salt Lake City offered what has become an annual institution -- the 44th Mary McMillan Lecture. Promoting the theme "The Next Evolution," this presentation featured honorary speaker Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA. Currently Read More...
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CSM 2013: PT Autonomy: What the Future Holds Under Health Care Reform
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN DIEGO--There's a popular saying that goes in this vein: There really is no such thing as luck; it is what you do with the situations you are confronted with that determines your own fate. PTs who are in private practice or who are contemplating such Read More...
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Third-Party Payers and You
by Brian Ferrie
The following post was written by ADVANCE guest blogger Brian Knutsen, OTR/L, CHT, president of Buzzards Bay Hand Therapy LLC, located in Marion and Lexington, MA. SAN DIEGO -- In the CSM session, "Practice, Coding, Documentation and Reimbursement," Nancy Read More...
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CSM 2013: APTA Steps Up Advocacy on Federal Affairs
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN DIEGO--In a two-part session to accommodate a wide range of topics on Medicare and federal health care law changes, APTA presented "Emerging Issues in Medicare and Federal Affairs: What Every PT Needs to Know" to a packed audience on Wednesday at Read More...
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CSM 2013: A ‘Fine’ Time for Networking, Fun
by Lisa Lombardo
King of Prussia---I'm looking forward to attending this year's Combined Sections Meeting nexk week in (what we hope is) sunny San Diego! It will be a nice change of pace from last year's meeting, which was a lot of fun, but also quite chilly in the Windy 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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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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PT 2012 Preview: The Profession’s New Role
by Lisa Lombardo
If you ever get a chance to talk to actors, you'll find that one of their biggest fears is being "typecast": always up for parts playing the same character-the good guy, the bad guy, the "sidekick," the token girlfriend, the criminal, the rough-at-the-edges 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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