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Register on-site for the SCAPTA Conference
SCAPTA
Advanced registration for the 2013 SCAPTA Annual Conference has closed, but you can still register to attend any of the events or programs on-site.
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Webinar: Define Medical Necessity of Maintenance Care and Skilled Therapy
APTA
Join Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, and Roshunda Drummond-Dye, JD, on May 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT for "Define Medical Necessity of Maintenance Care and Skilled Therapy," a webinar. This session will provide participants with the tools to ensure compliance with Medicare medical necessity criteria, understand the difference between skilled interventions and maintenance care, examine current Medicare policies and take away clinical applications and strategies to help you comply with current requirements and provisions. Registration for the live event is limited.
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Event for stroke survivors in the community
Medical University of South Carolina
The MUSC Stroke Awareness Event will be held on May 4 at the Charleston Marriott. This event for stroke survivors will provide educational presentations including recovering from stroke, dealing with the emotional and social aspects of stroke, and lifestyle changes and medications for stroke prevention. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. If you have patients that you think may benefit from this event, or would like more information, please contact Megan McDonough at (843)792-3020. Space is limited.
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Register on-site for the SCAPTA Conference
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Advanced registration for the 2013 SCAPTA Annual Conference has closed, but you can still register to attend any of the events or programs on-site.

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MUSC Stroke Awareness Event
Medical University of South Carolina
The MUSC Stroke Awareness Event will be held May 4 at the Charleston Marriott. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Educational presentations will include recovering from stroke, dealing with the emotional and social aspects of stroke and lifestyle changes and medications for stroke prevention. Space is limited.

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Continuing education courses available
SCAPTA
Take advantage of several continuing education courses currently being offered. There are a variety of courses open to PTs, PTAs, students PTs and PTAs, OTs, administrators, and non-physical therapists. All offer contact hours or CEUs.

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Direct PT evaluation now in all 50 states and Washington, DC
PTinMotion
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed HB 1034, giving Indiana residents direct access to evaluation and treatment by a physical therapist without a physician referral. Prior to passage of the new law, a referral was required for all physical therapist services, both evaluation and treatment. Enactment of HB 1034 means that all 50 states and the District of Columbia now have direct access to evaluation and 48 states and the District of Columbia, including Indiana, have some level of direct access to treatment.
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Update on medial tibial stress syndrome
By Heidi Mills
Medial tibial stress syndrome is a condition which has more commonly been known as "shin splints." However, shin splints is a fairly generic term for any pain which manifests in the general shin area, which could actually cover around 30 different conditions. There is plentiful research still going ahead regarding this condition, its causes and the most effective forms of treatment. Here is a round-up of the current thinking when it comes to MTSS from the recent Running 2013 conference.
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Top iPad apps for physical therapists
PutMeBackTogether.com
With the use of the tablet becoming increasingly more popular in therapy facilities and hospitals, we thought we would share some of our favorite Ipad apps for physical and occupational therapists. All of these apps are available for purchase through your iTunes account or App Store on your device.
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New York program gives girls with disabilities a chance to dance
New York Daily News
Dancing Dreams, a Queens, N.Y.-based nonprofit, provides classes for aspiring dancers with mental and physical disabilities. The program enables about 50 girls between the ages of 3 and 17, all with mental and physical disabilities, a chance to do what they like to do. The program will begin offering classes in Manhattan in the fall.
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Top preventable causes for small business failure
The Huffington Post
There is nothing gloomier than empty storefronts on Main Street. Yes, the economy was rough on commerce for a while but still many businesses fail unnecessarily. There is a learning curve and you must always improve your skills for your business to thrive. Here are the top preventable causes for small business failure.
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