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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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A Charming Good Time
by Danielle Bullen
It's that time of year again! From April 3-6, over 5,000 OTs, OTAs and OT students will descend on Baltimore for the 94th AOTA Annual Conference and Expo . "Charm City" promises to be a gracious host for those rehab professionals. After a day of intense Read More...
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Gutsy Openmindedness
by Danielle Bullen
LAS VEGAS, NV--One of the highlights every year at the Combined Sections Meeting is the Pauline Cerasoli lecture. Named in honor of Cerasoli, a highly respected physical therapist who suffered a brutal attack at the 1996 meeting, the lectureship is awarded Read More...
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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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Cancer Crusaders
by Danielle Bullen
LAS VEGAS, NV--"Physical therapy has positive effects for children with leukemia in many areas," says Kristin Brown, PT, MS, DDT, PCS, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. That was the main takeaway at this morning's Combined Sections Read More...
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What is Physical Therapy’s Value Proposition?
by Danielle Bullen
LAS VEGAS, NV--Each year at CSM, the Linda Crane Lecture acknowledges an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of physical therapy. This year, that honor went to Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, a 25-year veteran of the profession, Read More...
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"Real-World" Rehab
by Danielle Bullen
LAS VEGAS, NV--"It's normal physical therapy in a unique environment." That's how Christopher Rabago, PT, PhD, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center, defined virtual reality rehab. This morning at CSM 2014, Rabago was a co-presenter at "Virtual Read More...
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Safe at Work
by Danielle Bullen
Las Vegas--How can we keep an aging, changing workforce safe and able to work? That was the question posed at this morning's Combined Sections Meeting session "Workforce Trends and Their Impact on PT Practice." Nicole Matoushak, PT, MPT, CEES, CEAS, and Read More...
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Bright Lights, Brighter Therapists
by Danielle Bullen
Each year, physical therapy professionals come together for one of the APTA's showcase events-the Combined Sections Meeting. From February 3-6, thousands of PTs, PTAs, and PT students will descend upon "Sin City" for a one-of-a-kind educational experiences-CSM 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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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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Swarming to the Beehive State
by Brian Ferrie
Two weeks from today, the APTA's annual conference & exposition will kick off, making its first-ever appearance in the state of Utah. From June 26-29, PT 2013 is scheduled to convene in beautiful Salt Lake City. The exclusive ADVANCE preview article 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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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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