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Running for Boston
by Michael Kelley
In the fall of 1993, at the ripe old age of seven, I followed my older brother to Portage Park a couple blocks from our house to our grade school's cross country team practice. In what I'm sure was a pretty pathetic effort, I ran my mile around the park Read More...
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A Blog of Olympic Proportion
by Michael Kelley
Have you all seen what has been going on in Russia the last few weeks? No, not all that business with the Ukraine and Crimea (although honestly when was the last time one country just up and annexed part of another country? Seriously, it's been a while!). Read More...
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Do You Have the Right Stuff?
by Michael Kelley
I've written before about the obesity epidemic in this country and the potential impact PTs can have in perhaps helping turn the tide in this seemingly endless battle. But when dealing with obesity, prevention isn't everything. As PTs, we are tasked every Read More...
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Hum-PT-y Dum-PT-y Sat on a Wall
by Michael Kelley
Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Michael Kelley and Lisa Mueller will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #4 -- "What Is the Biggest Challenge to the PT Profession?") When Read More...
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Who's In the Driver's Seat?
by Michael Kelley
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Michael Kelley and Lisa Mueller will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #2 -- "What Drives the PT Profession?") The PT profession has no Read More...
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The APTA -- Why Bother?
by Michael Kelley
(Editor's Note: Throughout the month of February, ADVANCE bloggers Michael Kelley and Lisa Mueller will post "Dueling Blogs," in which they argue opposing sides of the same issue. Topic #1 -- "Is APTA Membership Valuable?") I was an APTA member for one Read More...
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Bundled Payments
by Michael Kelley
It sounds like a cable/Internet/phone special being offered by a cable company... but wait... this time the "cable company" is actually the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services! Last year, CMS announced a new payment method called "Bundled Payments." Read More...
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Hospice PT
by Michael Kelley
These last few weeks, there has been a particularly troubling story in the news about 13-year-old Jahi McMath. For those unfamiliar with her story, here is an article from CNN , which provides a synopsis of what has taken place over the past month. Briefly, Read More...
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The Great Weight Debate
by Michael Kelley
I'm going to take a stab this week at a rather touchy subject. If you haven't already figured it out, one of my passions in life is being active. I'm not some sort of gym-rat or anything like that, but I try to eat healthy and work out regularly. I was Read More...
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The Doctor is In?
by Michael Kelley
I'm sure it's been written about before, but I'm going to throw my two cents into the mix on the "D" in "DPT." Last weekend I was out of town and stayed with a cousin of my mom's. At some point during their phone conversations before I arrived, my mom Read More...
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Healthcare.gov
by Michael Kelley
The Affordable Care Act has endured many tests. Since being passed in 2009 by the Democratically controlled congress and signed into law by President Obama, it has arguably endured more scrutiny than any other piece of legislation in recent memory. In Read More...
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Annual Reviews and Shutdown Blues
by Michael Kelley
It's Monday night, and as I sit here watching CNN's coverage of the impending government shutdown, I started to write a post about the shutdown and the Affordable Care Act and how they're all related and not related etc. But then I started hearing congressmen Read More...
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Shoo the Flu
by Michael Kelley
It's that time of year again. The dreaded "influenza" is back to wreak havoc on the health of millions of Americans. As healthcare professionals, we're going to be on the front lines, working daily with people who have the flu (whether they're aware of Read More...
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Nerve Blocks and Buckling Knees
by Michael Kelley
Within my hospital system, we have two hospitals where our orthopedic surgeons perform total joint replacements (primarily hips and knees). Their surgical volume is a few thousand cases at each hospital per year. Typically patients stay in the hospital Read More...
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Healthcare Staff Shake-Up
by Michael Kelley
This week, my healthcare corporation announced that for the first time in a long time, there would have to be staff reductions in order to meet our fiscal year budget. Approximately 1% of the total corporate workforce is going to be let go. Our supervisor Read More...
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