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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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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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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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PT Legislative Battle Rages in California
by Brian Ferrie
Physical therapists who haven't been paying attention to the legislative battle raging in California might want to start. As the APTA detailed in its Aug. 30 press release, " In California, a Rough Ride for Senate Bill 924 ," the latest salvo was just 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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CSM 2012: Guide On The Side
by Danielle Bullen
Each year, one of the highlights of the Combined Sections Meeting is the Pauline Cerasoli lecture. Named in honor of longtime APTA member Cerasoli, who was brutally attacked at a past CSM, and funded by her family, the lecture is given by a speaker who Read More...
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Pledging Allegiance
by Brian Ferrie
In a Jan. 9 press release , the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Alexandria, VA, announced that the APTA Section on Research has pledged to donate $30,000 over the next three years to support research in physical therapy. The press release also noted Read More...
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The Current State of Concussions
by Brian Ferrie
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD- A strong crowd turned out on Thursday to attend the afternoon session, "Understanding and Implementing Current Practice Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Sports-Related Concussions." This offering was dually presented Read More...
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Risks of Running
by Brian Ferrie
NEW ORLEANS -- "Well-attended" doesn't even begin to describe the turnout for Thursday morning's session, "Biomechanical Factors Underlying Running Injuries: Proximal and Distal Factors." Barely an empty seat could be found in the Hilton Grand Salon C Read More...
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The Results Are In
by Rebecca Mayer
Each year, U.S. News and World Report , examines 5,000 institutions and ranks hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties. The magazine considers many factors including death rates, the number of procedures performed and the organization's Read More...
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