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Olympic-Sized Injuries in Rio
by Katherine Bortz
When athletics become not only your profession but also a defining characteristic in your life, it’s hard to say when “enough is enough.” The Olympic Games have a history of showing fortitude and determination in its competitors, but there have been many Read More...
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Dormant Butt Syndrome
by Dillon Stickle
There are many reasons a person might be experiencing chronic pain - improper posture , poor work ergonomics and repetitive stress , and recurring injuries to name a few. But a less obvious reason is making its way into the spotlight: Dormant Butt Syndrome Read More...
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New Guideline Promotes PT for Chronic Pain
by Katherine Bortz
Chronic pain is becoming a worsening problem in America, with 14.6% of the population living with symptoms daily. Currently, the first line of defense against the condition is through the prescription of opioids such as transdermal fentanyl, and extended-release Read More...
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PT and OT Stand Out in 2016 ‘Best Jobs' Ranking
by Brian Ferrie
Every year, professionals, students and prospective students across the country eagerly await " The 100 Best Jobs " ranking published by U.S. News & World Report . The just-released 2016 list offers great reason for physical and occupational therapy Read More...
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Therapy for Parkinson's
by Dillon Stickle
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology released a study on Tuesday which suggested that the current standard of care for early-stage Parkinson's patients may be a waste of time and money. The study said that both PT and OT offer Read More...
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Can Helmetless Drills Decrease Football Head Impacts?
by Brian Ferrie
The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), Dallas, issued an interesting press release Dec. 18 related to the hot-button issue of head impacts in football. The release stated: "Head impacts in football players are directly associated with brain Read More...
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PT and PTA Student ‘Flash Action' Focuses on Congress
by Brian Ferrie
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va., issued an important news release on Nov. 9 related to loan repayment for new graduate physical therapists. The release stated: " In a ‘ Flash Action ' effort led by students from PT and Read More...
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Proving the Value of Physical Therapy
by Brian Ferrie
This guest blog post was written by Jerry Henderson, PT, vice president of clinical community at Clinicient in Portland, Ore. I personally believe that our profession is an excellent value. That is, our efforts provide a great benefit for the cost. Unfortunately, Read More...
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APTA Takes Aim at SNF Productivity Controversy
by Brian Ferrie
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va., issued an Oct. 8 press release detailing how the organization has spoken out in The New York Times ( NYT ). This initiative was precipitated by recent reports that skilled nursing facilities Read More...
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Tai Chi Improves Physical Function
by Dillon Stickle
Yoga and Pilates are both well known in the therapy world and are often used as a complementary activity for patients with chronic pain and long-term conditions. Not many people, however, use Tai Chi as an example of such exercises - but maybe they should Read More...
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Study Reflects Poorly on Self-Referral to PT Services
by Brian Ferrie
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Alexandria, Va., recently issued a press release concerning a new study. Published in the Forum for Health Economics & Policy, the study is titled "Physician Self-Referral of Physical Therapy Services Read More...
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PTs Learning from OTs
by Dillon Stickle
While there are many important differences between the physical and occupational therapy fields, it is more often than not found that each profession can learn a lot from the other. Back in July I went to visit Phoebe Ministries, a non-profit, multi-facility Read More...
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Soccer Surges on the American Sports Scene
by Brian Ferrie
The explosive growth of interest in the world's most popular game -- soccer -- is perhaps the most striking development in American sporting culture over the past several years. In previous decades, as the rest of the globe worshipped the sport like a Read More...
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Physical Therapy at the DoD Warrior Games
by Dillon Stickle
From June 19-28, more than 240 wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans from across the country gathered for the annual Department of Defense Warrior Games at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Athletes represented teams from the Marine Read More...
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PT Day on Capitol Hill
by Brian Ferrie
The morning of June 4 started very early for more than 1,000 dedicated attendees at the American Physical Therapy Association's NEXT 2015 Conference & Exposition in National Harbor, Md. These hardy souls awoke before the sun, donned their professional Read More...
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