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Legal compliance: One more reason to collect patient deductibles and copays
Collecting copays and deductibles is an important piece of the effort to accurately value the services we provide. And yet, we still hear about practices that routinely waive their patients' deductibles and copays. This article discusses another reason not to routinely waive deductibles and copays.
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SCAPTA appointing 2016-2017 PTA Caucus Representative
SCAPTA has an opening of a PTA Caucus Representative to serve at the 2016 and 2017 APTA House of Delegates. This role also serves on the SCAPTA Board of Directors. The current BOD will be appointing this position due to a resignation of our current PTA Caucus Representative. If you are a PTA who is interested in serving in this capacity or have any questions, please contact Gretchen Seif at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday May 15, 2015.
2015 Fred Hoover Sports Medicine Symposium by PlaySafe
The Madren Conference Center at Clemson University
Saturday, May 16, 2015
The Second Annual Fred Hoover Sports Medicine Symposium is a multidisciplinary presentation covering the management of the running athlete. The symposium includes gait/running analysis, running biomechanics and the latest evidence on training progression in addition to running injury prevention, and surgical and conservative management of running injuries.
Save the Date for SCAPTA's Inaugural Moving Forward 5K Race
Held by the South Carolina chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (SCAPTA) to celebrate October National Physical Therapy Month and benefitting SCAPTA and partial proceeds towards Charleston's Achieving Wheelchair Equality (AWE).
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015
James Island County Park in Charleston, S.C.
Achieving Wheelchair Equality is a Charleston, S.C., organization that serves the wheelchair using community and mobility impaired population in order to become involved, productive members. They educate and increase awareness to others about accessible resources in our environment for those with mobility impairments whether it be with daily activities with peer support and direct services including building ramps or in participation in recreational activities such as the Lowcountry Wheelchair Sports including and not limited to basketball, tennis, racing with hand cycling, swimming, triathletes, and more!
Watch this page for more information regarding sponsorship opportunities and registration.
Additional day-per-week of physical, occupational rehab therapy results in cost-savings
PT in Motion
What a difference a day makes.
Researchers in Australia say that a study of inpatient rehabilitation there has revealed that adding Saturday physical and occupational therapy sessions to a weekdays-only schedule can lower overall healthcare costs after 1 year while it increases functional independence.
Rehab plays vital role in burn patient recovery
A child's curiosity turned into a parent's nightmare.
"He was making a fire with gasoline and a lighter," Jessica Alcina said. "The ground caught on fire. He tripped into the fire and started to run." Alcina's 6-year-old son Hunter was severely wounded.
"He had a 72 percent burn. All the hospitals in Louisiana wouldn't accept him," Alcina said. The Shriners Burn Center in Galveston accepted Hunter.
Sports massage offers tangible benefits for athletes
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Race season is quickly approaching — that time of the year when runners, cyclists and endurance athletes willingly choose to spend their weekends pushing their physical and mental boundaries. From May through October runners, bikers, triathletes and extreme athletes participate in events that range from 5K and 10K fun runs like the Strawberry Shortcut and sprint races such as the Tri-Glenwood Triathlon to hardcore endurance challenges like the Ride the Rockies and Tough Mudder events. While in-sport training for these events is vital, many athletes don’t realize that adding a regimen of sports massage to their training calendar can up their game, both during the training phase and on performance day.
Study of treadmill training for children with cerebral palsy awarded $150,000 grant
Today in PT
Sacramento State University in California has received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the Thrasher Research Fund to study how intensive, home-based treadmill training could help young children with cerebral palsy learn to walk independently, according to a recent news release.
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Survey: Many providers want ICD-10 to just go away
By Scott E. Rupp
ICD-10 has been regularly stealing healthcare headlines for about two years and intermittently for years prior. The relevancy of the conversion from ICD-9 is based on the impending deadline, set for Oct. 1. Previous ICD-10 deadlines have been postponed, but federal agencies seem to be focused on sticking to this particular ICD-10 implementation deadline. Even with the deadline approaching, physicians and providers are not close to ready or willing to make the transition to the new medical coding set just yet, or so says the results of a new survey.
The unique technology bringing horse riding therapy to the disabled
Sport therapy has been around for decades. Perhaps synonymous with the sports massage, the work of healing through sport has outgrown its roots in professional sportsmanship recovery and into the wider world of physical therapy.
Horse riding is unusual in this sense as it is both a sport and a therapy in its own right.
Use of mobility devices up by 50 percent among adults 65 and older
PT in Motion
Americans 65 and over are using mobility devices such as canes and walkers more than ever — and increasingly, using more than 1 device, depending on the setting. And while that use doesn't necessarily mean that these adults are experiencing more — or fewer — falls than their counterparts who don't use mobility devices, the usage rates could challenge professionals who provide training to rethink their approaches, according to a new study.
Study shows dopamine may play role in chronic pain
Medical News Today
The brain chemical dopamine — already known to be important for thinking, memory, movement and reward — may also play a key role in maintaining chronic pain, says a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
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