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ADVANCE Perspective: Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

The Volunteer Spirit
by Lisa Lombardo
Are you looking for an opportune time to volunteer overseas? Judging from the number of reports I receive from ADVANCE readers, and from organizations who are continually looking for therapists to join their travel groups, the demand-and desire-for lending 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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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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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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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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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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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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Top Schools
by Danielle Bullen
Recently, we posted this list of the top physical therapy schools, as selected by US News and World Report. The magazine ranked the schools based on surveys sent to deans and other high ranking university officials. The sole criteria was "the academic 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 Next Generation of Physical Therapists
by Danielle Bullen
Where will the next generation of health care workers come from? Health care and physical therapy in particular continues to be an in-demand field with a variety of practice settings, high earning potential and most importantly, rewarding work. But the Read More...
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