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South Carolina law banning physician referral for profit in physical therapy headed to state Supreme Court
SCAPTA
The next round in the decade-long battle in South Carolina over the issue of physician-owned physical therapy services (POPTS) is scheduled to occur on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, when the South Carolina State Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in the Joseph case, in which the appellants are challenging the current state law prohibiting physician referral for profit in physical therapy.
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Free legislative insights webinar coming Jan.15
PT in Motion
Elections have come and gone. Congress is reconvening this week. Many state legislatures are already in session, or will be soon. So what does it all mean for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants?
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Researchers develop a new distance rehabilitation system for patients with heart pathologies
Medical News Today
A team of Spanish researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the company Medtronic have participated in the development of a new distance heart rehabilitation system based on physical exercise routines for people affected by heart pathologies.
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Study questions value of prolonged rest after acute concussion
Reuters
Strict rest for a prolonged period in adolescents who suffer a concussion isn't helpful and may be harmful, according to a new study. Disagreements over whether resting the brain really aids recovery have generated controversy. A study last year found that kids who did less with their brains while recovering from a concussion tended to get over their symptoms faster.
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Researchers want service members for leg brace study
Marine Corps Times
Some of the top medical researchers in the country are looking for troops who've suffered major leg injuries to help them test a new brace and physical therapy regimen that could help save patients' limbs.
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Study: Exercise may benefit patients with Parkinson's disease
Physical Therapy Products
Exercise may assist patients with Parkinson's disease in improving their balance, ability to move around, and quality of life, even if their fall risk is not reduced, study results say.
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Therapy vital to get back to spinal health
The Sentinel
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the opening for the spinal cord begins to narrow. This is a slow, progressive condition, which generally happens in older individuals as the spine ages. There is no timetable for how slowly or rapidly it may progress, and there are varying degrees of the condition. The narrowing of the spinal canal results in compression of the spinal cord.
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Study: Just 5 days of physical inactivity can impact vascular health
Physical Therapy Products
Research from the University of Missouri School of Medicine indicates that reducing daily physical activity for even a few days can lead to decreases in function of the inner lining of blood vessels in the legs of young, healthy subjects. This can in turn cause vascular dysfunction with potentially prolonged effects.
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