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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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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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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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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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Marathon Mission
by Brian Ferrie
As the calendar flips to mid-November, road racing opportunities begin to dwindle in the Northeast. With decreasing daylight and increasing cold, most runners will do their best to keep in shape over the winter months and then jump back into racing come Read More...
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Stroke in Younger Adults on the Rise?
by Brian Ferrie
The APTA issued a press release on Oct. 12 about a recent study published in the journal Neurology and conducted in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Researchers found that the rate of strokes among adults younger than 55 years of age increased Read More...
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The Best Athlete You Can Be
by Rebecca Mayer
As summer winds down, families across the country are getting ready for the re-entry to school. At the same time , many school athletic programs are preparing for the return of their athletes. Student athletes are continually thinking about how they can Read More...
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Gutting It Out for Gold
by Brian Ferrie
McKayla Maroney is certainly talented and adorable -- but also tough as nails. You can say that about her teammates as well: Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas and Kyla Ross. Together they blew away the rest of the world yesterday in London to Read More...
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Making Waves
by Rebecca Mayer
With the Summer Olympics in full swing, attention has understandably been drawn to the swimming accomplishments of American hopefuls Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. But back on United States soil -- or rather in U.S. waters -- another swimmer is making Read More...
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Guest Blog: Farewell from Wimbledon
by Brian Ferrie
The "Fortnight" ended with high drama on Sunday, as Roger Federer won his record-tying seventh Wimbledon championship in a thrilling four-set match over Scotsman Andy Murray, who was trying to become the first British male to win Wimbledon since 1936. Read More...
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Guest Blog: Courtside at Wimbledon
by Brian Ferrie
Clay Sniteman, MSPT, ATC, owner of Sundance Physical Therapy in Ogden, UT, has also worked part-time as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) since 2003. Right now, Sniteman is working at the most 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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Sitting in a Conference is Not Exercise
by Rebecca Mayer
Tampa-With our nation rapidly headed toward an obesity crisis, today's session in the ‘Moving Forward in Wellness' track at the APTA Conference was a good reminder that physical activity is recommended for everyone, not just for healthy adults. Groups Read More...
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Thrill of the Chase Returning?
by Brian Ferrie
Philadelphia Phillies five-time All-Star second baseman Chase Utley has been cleared to begin a rehabilitation assignment today at extended spring training in Clearwater, FL, according to an Associated Press report . Utley's career once appeared to be Read More...
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