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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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"Real-World" Rehab
by Danielle Bullen
LAS VEGAS, NV--"It's normal physical therapy in a unique environment." That's how Christopher Rabago, PT, PhD, Center for the Intrepid, Brooke Army Medical Center, defined virtual reality rehab. This morning at CSM 2014, Rabago was a co-presenter at "Virtual 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Strokes Striking Young
by Rebecca Mayer
Yesterday I met with a 37-year-old woman who is recovering from a vertebral artery dissection. Other than being truly amazed by this woman's strength, resiliency, and most of all, her preserved sense of humor, one thought kept entering my mind during Read More...
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Run a Half-Marathon? Check.
by Rebecca Mayer
I completed my first half-marathon yesterday. Needless to say, I cannot walk without groaning or using the handrail on my stairway today, but the pain is certainly worth it. As one spectator's sign read along the New Bedford Half-Marathon course, "The Read More...
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Cabs Cater to Individuals in Wheelchairs
by Rebecca Mayer
The focus in U.S cities is beginning to shift toward expanding transportation options for disabled visitors and residents. Joining just three other cities in the United States, Atlanta now offers a viable option for individuals in wheelchairs who want Read More...
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