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Management of Lumbar Spine Dysfunction with Manual Physical Therapy
SCAPTA
Presented by Timothy J. Crunk, D.P.T., P.T., M.S., O.C.S., C.F.M.T., F.A.A.O.M.P.T., Management of Lumbar Spine Dysfunction with Manual Physical Therapy provides therapists with the tools to safely and effectively perform a biomechanical examination and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient with lumbar spine dysfunction. Participants will be instructed in relevant functional anatomy and biomechanics and will gain skills in identifying signs and symptoms that require referral to other medical professionals. There is still time to register.
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2013 Nominating Committee
SCAPTA
The Nominating Committee is very excited to present the 2013 slate of candidates running for election at the Annual Conference. Please participate in the election process and either register to attend the conference/business meeting or if you are unable to attend, secure an absentee ballot from our SCAPTA secretary.
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Nominations open for State Legislative Leadership Award
APTA
SCAPTA would like to encourage you to submit nominations for the 2013 State Legislative Leadership Award, which recognizes the work of an individual APTA member on behalf of a chapter's or section's 2013 state legislative efforts. This year's winner will travel to Omaha, Neb., for the APTA State Policy & Payment Forum, Sept. 15-17. The award will be presented at a reception during the forum held in honor of the recipient. The recipient also will be recognized on APTA's website and in PT in Motion and PT in Motion: News Now. The deadline to submit nominations is May 3. Contact Angela Chasteen with questions.

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Emerging Leader Award nominations due May 15
APTA
SCAPTA would like to encourage you to submit a nomination for the Emerging Leader Award. The award is designed to honor one PT or PTA from each chapter and section who has made exceptional contributions to APTA, the chapter or section and the profession early in his or her physical therapy career. Please submit nominations by May 15. Contact Elizabeth Grotos with questions.

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Foundation gala to honor past and present visionaries
SCAPTA
The Foundation's annual gala will take place on Thursday, June 27, at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center during APTA's Conference & Exposition. The program will include recognition of the Foundation's 2013 service award recipients and a special tribute to past trustees of the Foundation's Board of Directors. The evening also will include a special celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Marquette Challenge. Tickets are now available. Tables can be purchased through J. Spargo or by contacting Erica Sadiq for additional details.
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Management of Lumbar Spine Dysfunction with Manual Physical Therapy
SCAPTA
Presented by Timothy J. Crunk, D.P.T., P.T., M.S., O.C.S., C.F.M.T., F.A.A.O.M.P.T., Management of Lumbar Spine Dysfunction with Manual Physical Therapy provides therapists with the tools to safely and effectively perform a biomechanical examination and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for the patient with lumbar spine dysfunction.

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South Carolina panel approves bill opposing federal healthcare law
The Associated Press via WACH-TV
A House panel has advanced a bill declaring South Carolina's opposition to the federal healthcare law. The measure approved 4-2 along party lines would put Republican lawmakers' well-known opposition into state law. It says no state employee could help enforce provisions of the federal law.

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Torn meniscus treatments: Physical therapy just as good as surgery
The Associated Press via CBS News
A new study that compares physical therapy to knee surgery for torn meniscus' finds that therapy can be just as effective, not to mention cheaper. Results were published online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons conference in Chicago.

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Midlands District SCAPTA meeting
SCAPTA
Please mark your calendars and plan to join the Midlands District for our next SCAPTA meeting.

Date: April 9
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Speaker: Gretchen A. Seif, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Location: Public Health Research Center (PHRC)
921 Assembly St. Columbia, S.C., 29650
Room 107
Parking is behind back in the gravel parking lot or along the street at the meters.

Topics: SCAPTA updates/strategic planning with a brief Q and A and The New Documentation Changes: Functional Reporting and G codes.


Food: Pizza and drinks will be provided by SCAPTA

RSVP to bob@healthquestpt.org to help us plan for food and drinks.

1.5 CEUs will be offered, free for SCAPTA members and $15 for non-members.

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SCAPTA awards
SCAPTA
Take a few minutes to nominate a deserving colleague for one of the SCAPTA awards. The categories are clinical excellence and service to SCAPTA for a physical therapist and physical therapist assistant. There is a student award to recognize an outstanding student for his or her contributions to SCAPTA and the profession.
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Upstate District meeting
SCAPTA
Please mark your calendars and plan to join the Upstate District for our next SCAPTA meeting. This will be our last district meeting until fall 2013.

Date: Tuesday, April 9
Time: Dinner at 6:45 p.m., meeting will start at 7 p.m.
Speaker: Thomas R. Denninger, P.T., D.P.T., O.C.S., F.A.A.O.M.P.T.
Location: Village at Pelham, Medical Office Building Community Room
2755 S. Hwy 14, Greer, S.C., 29650
Sponsor: Sportsclub

Dinner will be provided. In order to help our sponsor prepare, please RSVP to Trudy at trudy_messer@bhsi.org by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5.

SCAPTA members will receive a free CEU. We encourage nonmembers to attend; however, there will be a $10 charge to receive the CEU certificate.

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10 ideas to get parents more involved in therapy
Your Therapy Source
Getting parents involved with occupational and physical therapy at school can be very beneficial for carry over of therapeutic activities outside of school time. Here are 10 ideas to get parents more involved.
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CMS to send reminders on functional limitation reporting
SCAPTA
Physical therapists who submit Medicare Part B claims without proper functional limitation data for services provided on or after January 1, 2013, soon will get feedback from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reminding them of the new functional limitation reporting requirements. For claims processed April 1 through June 30, CMS will send Remittance Advice messages to providers whose claims lack the required data, alerting them to include the applicable G-codes and appropriate severity/complexity modifier on future specified claims.
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Awareness of prediabetes remains low
PTinMotion
Authors of a report published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report say that just over 11 percent of U.S. adults with prediabetes were told during 2009-2010 that they have the condition. The report also indicates awareness of prediabetes was low — less than 14 percent — across all population subgroups and different levels of health care access or use and other factors. The report is based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, an ongoing, stratified, multistage probability sample of the noninstitutionalized US civilian population.
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Submit an abstract for the SCAPTA Annual Conference
SCAPTA
The South Carolina Chapter would like to invite you to submit an abstract for the SCAPTA Annual Conference being held May 3-5 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. We will have a poster session to showcase the advancements South Carolina is making with the practice of physical therapy. We are looking forward to presenting a wide range of topics from all areas of and practice settings including academia and service, as well as from practicing clinicians and students.
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