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|March 03, 2016 ||
|Annual Conference Registration is Open! Register before early bird savings expire!
SCAPTA's Annual Conference that will be taking place May 6-7, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina and MUSC. Don't miss your chance to earn CEU's and save on registration. Visit here for more details or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Once again, the time has come to shine a light on those within our state that have gone above and beyond. There are few better feelings than recognition of a job well done and with that in mind:
It is time for nominations for all the 2016 SCAPTA Awards! We all know someone worthy of recognition. What better time than now to express our thanks and admiration for jobs well done? It is too often that we see excellence within our profession but it is not given the attention it deserves. Please DO NOT skip over this post. PLEASE take a few minutes and nominate a deserving peer.
Nominations for the 2016 SCAPTA Awards must be in by April 1, 2016! The awards available for nomination include:
Clinical Awards: For excellence in a clinical specialty
- The Butch Buchanan Clinical Excellence Award for a Physical Therapist
- The Chris Junkins Clinical Excellence Award for a Physical Therapist Assistant
Service Awards: To honor members for noteworthy service to SCAPTA and APTA members
- The Emily Cate Service Award(for a physical therapist)
- Willette McKamey Service Award(for a physical therapist assistant)
Student Award: To acknowledge a PT or PTA student for their noteworthy contributions to SCAPTA, their school and the profession of physical therapy
Legislative Award: To acknowledge a member of the SC legislature for noteworthy support of SCAPTA
- Outstanding Student of the Year Award
- Legislator of the Year Award
- Nominees must be a member of SCAPTA and APTA
- Have SC PT or PTA license and be practicing in South Carolina
Thank you for your time! Once again, recognition of one's hard work is very special gift. Please look to your friends and co-workers and give the gift of a nomination to your deserving peers!
Here is the link for the Nomination Forms PDF. You will need to sign in as a SCAPTA member in order to reach this page.
- May be submitted by any SCAPTA member
- Must be submitted in writing using the correct form
- Must attach an essay or resume supporting the nomination
Adam Smith, PT, OCS
Chair, Membership Committee/Awards Committee
Submit your poster presentation proposal for addition to our 2016 Annual Conference. Submission deadline is March 15, 2016. Application here.
Are you interested in becoming more involved in SCAPTA? Would you like to gain leadership experience in the physical therapy field? SCAPTA is in the process of accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 term. There are multiple positions available (see below). If you are interested in learning more about these positions, or if you know someone who would make a great candidate for a position, please contact a member of the SCAPTA Nominating Committee via the following emails:
Sara Bryan: email@example.com
Kris Phillips: Kphillipscu@gmail.com
Kristen Vick: Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominating Committee Member
Delegate - 2017 & 2018 House
|Please plan to join us for our next Upstate District SCAPTA meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.
Pelham Medical Center (Village @ Pelham)
Community Room, Medical Office Building
2755 S Hwy 14, Greer
Topic: Wound Care Update
Speakers: Dr. Melissa Richardson
Sponsor: Hanger Clinic
Dinner will be served. To help our sponsor prepare, please RSVP to email@example.com or Trudy_messer@bshsi.org by Friday, March 4th at 5p.m.
SCAPTA members will receive a free CEU. We encourage non-members to attend, however, there will be a $10 charge to receive the CEU certificate.
Hope to see you there!
Holly Mader, PT, OCS
Upstate District SCAPTA Co-Chair
Myrtle Beach: April 23rd-24th
The Lower Quarter: Evidence-Based Assessment and Manual Therapy Treatment with a New Zealand Approach. MORE
Medical News Today
A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that patients benefit from a one-on-one education session provided by a physical therapist and access to a custom web portal prior to knee or hip replacement surgery. The patients indicated they were more satisfied with their pre-surgery education and felt better prepared to leave the hospital after joint replacement, compared to those who did not participate in the session or have access to the website.
In an effort to enhance the overall content of the SCAPTA News, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of SCAPTA, your knowledge of the event industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
WebPT has been beating the value-based payment drum for a while now. After all, the signs are clear that we're swiftly moving away from a fee-for-service payment environment in favor of one that is primarily based on value. And we're not the only ones who see the writing on the proverbial wall: according to the Healthcare Financial Management Association, "How well organizations can apply evidence-based best practices, improve seamlessness of care transitions, and provide wellness support to those living with chronic conditions is becoming integral to their success in this new era of health care."
The Medical News
A research team, led by an IU School of Health and Rehabilitation faculty member at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has determined that adapted yoga is both feasible and beneficial for adults with stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Subjects in a recently published study of adults with traumatic brain injury demonstrated improved balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and walking speed after participation in adapted yoga.
The study underscores the belief that adapted yoga may offer additional benefits beyond those offered by traditional exercise for patients who have suffered a brain injury.
PT in Motion
What's good for the office may be good for the classroom, according to some researchers who think the standing desk trend should be extended to schools as a way to help reduce obesity and improve overall health among children.
A team of researchers published a systematic review in Pediatrics examining the effects of standing desks on students' sedentary behavior, physical activity level, health outcomes, and academic outcomes. After analyzing the results of eight studies conducted in elementary school settings, they found that the decreased sitting time, besides doing the obvious good, may also have a null effect on learning.
A procedure that uses radio waves to treat chronic low back pain provided long-lasting relief to a small group of patients, researchers report. Called intradiscal biacuplasty, the procedure uses two water-cooled needles to blast radiofrequency energy at the nerve fibers within and around a spinal disc that's begun to degenerate but has not ruptured, explained lead researcher Dr. Michael Gofeld.
"Basically you're destroying the nerve fibers, which will lead to the elimination of pain," he said. Gofeld is a chronic pain management specialist at St. Michael's Hospital and Women's College Hospital in Toronto.
PT in Motion
Everyone agrees that the future of healthcare will be driven by outcomes. But which outcomes will be doing the driving? A major-player collaborative that includes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the country's leading private insurers' organization has unveiled its first answers to that question.
In mid-February, the Core Quality Measures Collaborative released its first-ever consensus document to "identify core sets of quality measures that payers have committed to using for reporting as soon as feasible," according to CMS, which joined with America's Health Insurance Plans, purchasers, consumers, and physician and other care provider organizations to develop lists of standard outcome measures in seven clinical areas.
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