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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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‘Tis the Season!
by Brian Ferrie
In this season of giving thanks, ADVANCE has so much to be grateful for. Besides the rewarding response we continue to receive for our dedicated print reporting on the rehabilitation profession, our efforts to expand web and social media coverage have Read More...
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Mission Accomplished!
by Brian Ferrie
I did it. On Sept. 15, I attempted and completed my first-ever 13.1-mile race -- the Philadelphia Rock ‘n' Roll Half-Marathon. Although I've been running since I was 13, this particular accomplishment meant a lot to me because my ability to run has been Read More...
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Pinpointing POPTS
by Brian Ferrie
On Aug. 1, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced the "Promoting Integrity in Medicare Act," according to a press release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, VA. This measure seeks to remove physical therapy and other healthcare 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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That Makes 50!
by Brian Ferrie
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, VA, announced in an April 30 press release that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed HB 1034, granting Hoosiers direct access to evaluation and treatment by a physical therapist without a physician Read More...
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Care Amid Chaos
by Brian Ferrie
The American Physical Therapy Association, Alexandria, VA, put out a press release yesterday detailing the role that therapy professionals and students played in helping victims of the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. The release stated: "A team Read More...
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Knee Injury--The PT Alternative
by Lisa Lombardo
Last month, my mom, who is 67, had surgery on a torn meniscus in her right knee. She's not even sure how she tore her meniscus, and it was a very light tear; could have been something as simple as planting her foot wrong or her foot coming lose from her Read More...
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Therapy Team
by Brian Ferrie
Last month saw a unique occurrence for ADVANCE . In an effort to highlight interdisciplinary collaboration, we scheduled a staff-written article to be the cover story of two different publications , ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners (Feb. 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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