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SCAPTA Lowcountry District CEU Event
SCAPTA
When: 5:30 p.m. June 18

Where: Trident Community Health Center — 2nd floor classroom
9228 Medical Plaza Dr., Charleston

Speaker: Dr. Mark Bowden
Associate professor of Neurology, lead investigator — Center for Rehabilitative Research in Neurological Conditions, Medical University of South Carolina

Title: Strength Training After Stroke: Make Muscles Not Excuses

Free for SCAPTA members; $10 for nonmembers

Generously sponsored by ERMI. Food and refreshments provided.
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Call for Proposals for 2015 SCAPTA Conference
SCAPTA
The South Carolina Physical Therapy Association is accepting proposals for the 2015 Annual Conference in Greenville. We will be accepting proposals through July 1. Speaking at the SCAPTA Annual Conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm.
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New details on functional limitation reporting issues
WebPT
In February, WebPT posted a blog post about a glitch in Medicare's processing system that was causing claim denials in certain functional limitation reporting cases — specifically, in cases involving complex discharge or treatment scenarios. It is imperative to remember that Medicare can only accept data for one functional limitation per patient regardless of how many concurrent cases exist for that patient. Since writing the original post, WebPT has learned additional information regarding FLR problems. Here's how the wonky FLR plot has thickened.
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Dry needling course registration now open
Double E PT Education
If you're interested in high quality, lower cost, evidence-based instruction combined with integrating treatment into practice using clinical reasoning skills, register now for Double E PT Education's dry needling courses. Courses in North Carolina will be offered in August and October. A 5 percent discount is offered to three PTs who sign up together; 5 percent discount to all military personnel. Participants will receive 28 CEUs.
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SCAPTA Lowcountry District CEU Event
SCAPTA
When: 5:30 p.m. June 18

Where: Trident Community Health Center — 2nd floor classroom
9228 Medical Plaza Dr., Charleston

Speaker: Dr. Mark Bowden
Associate professor of Neurology, lead investigator — Center for Rehabilitative Research in Neurological Conditions, Medical University of South Carolina

Title: Strength Training After Stroke: Make Muscles Not Excuses



Can physical therapists get it all done in time?
PutMeBackTogether.com
"There's so much I need to do. I don't have enough time." Does this sound familiar to physical therapists? Here's another a way to deal with this problem.

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Court rules in favor of South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
SCAPTA
On April 21, Judge Thomas Cooper signed the Summary Judgment granting the defendants' motions and denying the plaintiff's motions. This means the court found in favor of the SCBPTE on all counts. In summary, the court agreed that the plaintiff claims were mistaken and as proposed, would harm the practice pf physical therapy in South Carolina. SCAPTA applauds the common sense decision.

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5 must-track metrics for practice profitability
By Sasha Viasasha
Today's healthcare landscape is complex and constantly changing. Collecting data is essential for analyzing practice revenue and determining what changes can be made to increase profitability. The secret is to collect the right data to successfully determine what needs to be changed. Here are five key metrics practices should follow to achieve financial success.
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Offering physical therapy services at the worksite is a win-win for patients and employers
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Onsite health centers are an avenue some employers are exploring to rein in costs. They offer employees ready access to an array of services, potentially resulting in a healthier workforce, reduced absenteeism, lower healthcare costs, higher productivity and increased morale. Here's what physical therapist Ashlee Esplen observed while working within the Pittsburgh headquarters of a large company that employs more than 2,000 people in that building alone.
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Webinar: The Inside Scoop on Audits and Appeals
APTA
Join J. Todd Mason from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT May 20 for "The Inside Scoop on Audits and Appeals," a webinar. A physical therapist and an attorney will share their audit experiences and provide suggestions for responding to audits and reducing your risk.
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29th Annual Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference
SCAPTA
VideoBrief 29th Annual Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference May 25-28 at the Westin Resort on Hilton Head Island. Earn 30.25 CEUs. Our internationally recognized multidisciplinary faculty will share their experiences, research and outcomes to stimulate you to rethink your approach to many musculoskeletal challenges. Visit the website for detailed program, additional information and registration, or contact Debbie Hartwig at 513-794-8461.
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The tendinopathy continuum: An update on degenerative Achilles tendon injuries
By Heidi Dawson
We've learned a lot about the Achilles tendon in the last 20 years. Gone are the days when the sight of a red, thickened Achilles tendon and stories of stiffness after rest and creaking sensations would get a therapist reaching for the anti-inflammatories and ice. It's now universally agreed that overuse tendon injuries such as in the Achilles are not inflammatory in nature, and instead are a degenerative condition. While our knowledge has grown, the precise pathology remains unproven. The one theory that appears to have gained the most backing is the tendinopathy continuum.
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Toy car helps disabled children play, exercise with ease
TODAY
VideoBriefUniversity of Delaware scientist Cole Galloway is driving change with a new toy car that not only helps children play but acts as a vehicle for physical therapy.
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How can physical therapists avoid back injury at work
PutMeBackTogether.com
It's not just patients who are suffering from back pain. Healthcare providers such as physical therapists and nurses are also at high risk for serious back injuries. These are the cause of a lot of lost work days. An estimated 186 million work days are lost each year to back pain alone, according to a 2009 article published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. How can you minimize the risk of getting this injury? Follow these basic tips.
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