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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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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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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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APTA Stays Proactive on State Legislative Issues
by Lisa Lombardo
SAN DIEGO--APTA's Governmental Affairs office--recently renamed the Public Policy, Practicer and Professional Affairs Unit--is gathering steam to confront issues in state legislatures that have an impact on the profession. At the top of the priority list, Read More...
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Sun, Sights and and a Presidential Perspective
by Brian Ferrie
SAN DIEGO -- The ADVANCE staff managed to escape the frigid Northeast this week and touch down safely yesterday at San Diego International Airport for the 2013 APTA Combined Sections Meeting. In case you're wondering, yes, it really is 75 and sunny here 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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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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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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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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