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Run for SCAPTA office
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Don't be left out in the cold. There are several SCAPTA officer positions to be filled. All nominee information must be submitted by Feb. 17.
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SCAPTA 2014 Annual Conference
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The SCAPTA 2014 Annual Conference is coming March 28-30 to Charleston. Registration is now open.




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Time for nominations for the 2013 SCAPTA Awards
SCAPTA
We all know someone worthy of recognition. What better time than now to express our thanks and admiration for jobs well done? All nominations must be submitted by Jan. 31.
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International physical therapy leader to speak at Georgia Regents University
Georgia Regents University
Dr. Marilyn Moffat, president of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy, will speak on challenges facing the profession regarding noncommunicable diseases and aging at Georgia Regents University at noon Jan. 23, in the Lee Auditorium on the university's Health Sciences campus. Moffat's visit is the latest in the ongoing College of Allied Health Sciences Dean's Research Seminar Series, which brings nationally and internationally known speakers to campus to discuss topical healthcare issues.
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Run for SCAPTA office
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Don't be left out in the cold. There are several SCAPTA officer positions to be filled. All nominee information must be submitted by Feb. 17.

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5 important things you didn't learn in physical therapy school
PutMeBackTogether.com
Not anything and everything is taught in school. It is only when we are exposed to the outside world when we realize a lot of things. There are many facets of being a healthcare provider that they do not cover in physical therapy school or even when taking up the best courses. Here are five important things you may not have learned in school or courses.

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South Carolina man paralyzed in plane crash, walks with new device
WCCB-TV via WBTW-TV
A South Carolina man who was paralyzed in a plane crash is learning to walk again. Special technology is allowing Brett Hannaford to walk again. Hannaford is one of the first to test an exo-skeleton device known as re-walk. Carolinas Rehabilitation Center is one of a few hospitals across the county testing the technology.

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End to therapy cap still on the table
PT in Motion
VideoBriefThough the legislative process is far from over, a possible end to the therapy cap is still very much in play now that Congress has reconvened. Recently, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing focused on Medicare extenders, including the therapy cap that places an annual financial limit on outpatient therapy.
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4 marketing challenges for your physical therapy practice
PutMeBackTogether.com
What if you were told the key to physical therapy marketing was to think less like a physical therapist? Better yet, don't think like a Physical Therapist at all. We do many things well, but marketing is rarely one of them. It's kind of like having the best lemonade recipe, but failing to put a sign on the street corner (then you are just a strange kid sitting in the driveway drinking delicious lemonade). Fitness professionals, personal trainers, chiropractors, massage therapy, well-run lemonade operations, they are all better at marketing than PTs.
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Why company culture is so important
By Erica Cohen
Unless you've spent the last decade or so living under a rock, you've definitely heard the phrase "company culture" being bandied about. And while it's become the center of attention in many discussions about how to build a successful company, I have to wonder if everyone who talks about company culture actually understands what it means and how to create and maintain an authentic one. Let's consider the definition of company or organizational culture and why it matters.
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Physical therapy firm: Growth under ACA not a stretch
Crain's Detroit Business
Jonathan Cohee, president and COO of TheraMatrix Inc., a Pontiac, Mi.-based provider of outpatient physical therapy, believes the Affordable Care Act will ultimately contribute to revenue growth over the next two years as injured workers and Medicaid patients seek lower-cost and higher-quality providers.
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CSM 2014
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CSM 2014 will bring together more than 10,000 physical therapy professionals from around the nation for five stimulating days of exceptional programming, networking opportunities and an exhibit hall filled with products and services at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
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Effectiveness of 2 physical therapy interventions, relative to dental treatment in individuals with bruxism: Study protocol of a randomized clinical trial
Trials Journal
Bruxism is a parafunctional habit characterized by grinding and/or clenching of the teeth. It may happen while awake or sleeping. In adults, the prevalence is 20 percent for the awake bruxism and 8 percent for the sleep bruxism. Peripheral, central and psychosocial factors influence the disorder, which may predispose to pain in the masticatory muscles and neck, headache, decreased pain thresholds in the masticatory and cervical muscles, limitation mandibular range of motion, sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, depression and overall impairment of oral health. The aim of this study is to compare two distinct physical therapy interventions with dental treatment in pain, mandibular range of motion, sleep quality, anxiety, stress, depression and oral health in individuals with bruxism.
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