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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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Utah State of Mind
by Brian Ferrie
SALT LAKE CITY -- For the first time ever, the APTA has brought its Annual Conference and Exposition to Utah, and ADVANCE is here to cover all the action. Coincidentally, this is also my first trip to Utah, and specifically Salt Lake City. For those wondering Read More...
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New Technology is a Pipe Dream for Small Clinics
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, "Emerging Technologies for Enhancing Post-Stroke Arm Rehabilitation," 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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Forearm Compartment Syndrome Can Kill
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 -- The CSM session "Athletic Injuries to the Forearm, Wrist and Hand," presented Read More...
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Therapeutic Maestro Post-Stroke
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 "Assessment of Upper Extremity Impairment, Function, and Activity Following Read More...
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Infant Brachial Plexopathy Treatment is not 'Cookie Cutter'
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 -- One of Tuesday's hand rehab sessions, "Infant Brachial Plexopathy: Nonsurgical Read More...
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Turning Fear Into Profit
by Brian Ferrie
The following post was written by ADVANCE Senior Regional Editor Rebecca Mayer Knutsen: SAN DIEGO -- Today, Tannus Quatre, PT, MBA, inspired a room full of people to overcome the fear of failure with his presentation, "Starting from Scratch: Making Your 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: 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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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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Advice for New Grads: What Not to Wear
by Lisa Lombardo
Prior to attending APTA's Combined Sections Meeting last month, I took a look at the programming schedule for more unique presentations that stand out from the rest of the clinical-heavy programming. I'll pick a few out to feature in preview blogs for 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: 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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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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