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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Land and Sea
by Danielle Bullen
The mechanics of running, swimming and cycling and the injuries sustained from each sport were the focuses of today's Combined Sections Meeting talk, "Tuning Up the Triathlete." Speakers were Janice Loudon, PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Shefali Christopher, PT, 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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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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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 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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Why Is It So Tough to Quit Smoking?
by Brian Ferrie
By Valerie Newitt, Managing Editor ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine Smoking is a lousy, smelly, costly habit. Even worse, cigarette packs come lined with the foil of disease - think emphysema, lung cancer, heart disease, COPD, and more. Read More...
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Physical Therapy for Polytrauma
by Danielle Bullen
New Orleans--Michael Podlenski, PTA, ATC spoke today to packed room about "Pilates for the Patient with Polytrauma." Podlesnki works with wounded servicemen and women at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In 2008, the Center launched a Pilates program for Read More...
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Risks of Running
by Brian Ferrie
NEW ORLEANS -- "Well-attended" doesn't even begin to describe the turnout for Thursday morning's session, "Biomechanical Factors Underlying Running Injuries: Proximal and Distal Factors." Barely an empty seat could be found in the Hilton Grand Salon C Read More...
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PT for Pitchers
by Brian Ferrie
One of the most anticipated continuing education sessions at PT 2010 was "Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder in Athletes Participating in Overhead Sports." It was a treat for the audience to learn from two true experts on the subject: Michael M. Read More...
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Got Shoes? Shoes4Kids Annual Drive Kicks Off at PT 2010
by Cheryl McEvoy
Brad Thuringer, PTA, wants your kicks. Along with a group of therapists, Thuringer will be collecting shoes during the American Physical Therapy Association's PT 2010 Conference and Exposition, for donation to shelters and help centers in the Boston Metro Read More...
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Female Athletes and the ACL
by Elizabeth Puliti
BALTIMORE--In their session this morning, Timothy E. Hewett, PhD, FACSM and Terry Malone, PT, EdD, ATC, FAPTA, discussed how and why female athletes who participate in jumping and pivoting sports are 4 to 6 times more likely to sustain a knee ligament Read More...
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