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A way for healthcare practice owners—such as owners of physical therapy or rehab clinics—to prevail in the face of employee turnover, high volume of patients from the ACA, and the aging Baby Boomer generation is to become skilled administrators.
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The PeriCoach System is a newly introduced device and smartphone app designed for home use to help women manage pelvic floor muscle training exercises. The system is offered by Brisbane, Australia-based Analytica Ltd, and reportedly includes a web portal that allows clinicians to remotely monitor their patients’ progress.
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A 2-day Ascend summit, sponsored by Phoenix-based WebPT, will take place in Chicago on September 18-19, 2015, and will focus on business best practices for physical and occupational therapists.
DME Repair and Training LLC, Portland, Ore, is offering a repair training and credentialing program for the durable medical equipment industry, according to a media release from DMERT Group.
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Several new products directed at the long-term rehab arena have recently become available from Port Washington, NY-based Drive Medical, according to a release from the company.
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Lance Walker, PT, CSCS, global director of performance for Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), McKinney, Tex, will present a free webinar to address potential misconceptions about training with aquatics.
Finding the ideal custom molded seating solution for complex rehab patients requires a thorough understanding of a client's needs and preferences. This white paper authored by Cindi Petito, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS, provides an update about the technology behind current custom molded seating systems, and can help therapists work from a fully informed position when recommending the best solution for a client's circumstances. It features an easy-to-read comparison of pros and cons associated with each technology.
Billie Jean King is keynote speaker at the APTA's 2015 NEXT Conference. (Image courtesy of MYLAN World TeamTennis.)
Tennis great Billie Jean King, whose career includes 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, is the keynote speaker for the 2015 APTA NEXT Conference, scheduled June 3-6, in National Harbor, Md.
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Language barriers can add complexity to the delivery of healthcare. Currently, only 13 states reportedly reimburse for interpretation services—provided only for Medicaid patients. A new white paper investigates the risk an exploding patient population of foreign-language speakers poses to healthcare providers.
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Despite being otherwise healthy, adults age 60 years and older demonstrate high prevalence of both inflammatory and structural abnormalities in an ultrasound-based investigation of the association between inflammation and knee function.
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Providing a setting for special needs students to gain real world work experience was key in the decision to distinguish the Oak Brook, Ill-based Athletico Physical Therapy as the 2015 Keshet Employer of the Year. Keshet, based in Northbrook, Ill, provides educational, recreational, vocational and social programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, accepting his award. (Image courtesy of Hanger Inc)
Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP, vice president of prosthetics at Hanger Clinic—a business unit of Hanger Inc, Austin, Tex—recently received the Nancy Ford Springer Inspiration Award at the 2015 National Meningitis Foundation (NMA) “Give Kids a Shot!” Gala in New York City.
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Starting September 2015, the University of St. Augustine will offer its entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program to students in Miami.
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The United Spinal Association, along with the Everyday Abilities Foundation, are offering scholarships to 10 qualified individuals with spinal cord injuries or disorders (SCI/D) living in the San Francisco Bay Area to receive gait training treatment at SCI-FIT in Pleasanton, Calif, according to a recent news release.
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The University of Virginia recently hosted a workshop about how physical therapy can help improve one’s voice, just as working out can help condition one’s body.
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Researchers from Kessler Foundation, West Orange, NJ, have found a link between the inability to recognize emotions expressed by facial features and the white matter damage that occurs after traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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Prices for certain drugs that treat multiple sclerosis have exploded as much as 700% since 1995, with no sign of downward pressure on prices caused by competing drugs that have entered the market.
LevelCheck software clearly labels each vertebra in this X-ray image taken just before a patient's spinal surgery. Note the pin to the left of L3. L and S stand for the lumbar and sacral regions of the spine, respectively.
(Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine.)
Johns Hopkins researchers have developed a software program that works seamlessly with currently available procedures to assist a surgeon's determination of which vertebra is which.
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Allen Ling, MPT, OCS, opens up about how his practice used its clinic software to create a 50% drop in therapist documentation time, and achieve a payroll savings of up to $5000 a month. Learn about this and much more during this exclusive podcast.
An expanded indication for onabotulinum toxin A (Botox) recently received FDA approval to treat adults with upper limb spasticity. The new approval follows the FDA's nod in 2010 to treat spasticity in the flexor muscles of the elbow, wrist, and fingers in adults, which often occurs after stroke, TBI, or the progression of MS.