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Do you want to defend the PT profession in South Carolina?
SCAPTA
As you may know, SCAPTA has been quite active legislatively and legally for the last few years. We have been and continue to be successful in defending our practice act from legislative attacks from physician groups. Recently, we have had another victory in the courts on a case that would prohibited the ability of physical therapists to operate group practices, as well as to employ PTAs. However the court found in our favor while maintaining the state's ban on PTs working for physician owned groups.
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The worst physical therapy marketing advice I've ever heard
WebPT
Mike Manheimer writes, "As a professional marketer, I've heard my share of bad marketing advice. In fact, I've probably inadvertently doled some of it out. The truth is that the world of marketing changes so quickly that a few bad tactics here and there are inevitable. But sometimes, I hear a piece of advice so egregiously awful that I feel compelled to refute it. It's my duty as a marketer."
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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

Please RSVP to Dave at dave.rav@gmail.com

Generously sponsored by ERMI. Food and refreshments provided.



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Do you want to defend the PT profession in South Carolina?
SCAPTA
As you may know, SCAPTA has been quite active legislatively and legally for the last few years. We have been and continue to be successful in defending our practice act from legislative attacks from physician groups. Recently, we have had another victory in the courts on a case that would prohibited the ability of physical therapists to operate group practices, as well as to employ PTAs. However the court found in our favor while maintaining the state's ban on PTs working for physician owned groups.

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Study: Physical therapy may not improve hip arthritis
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Physical therapy for people with arthritis of the hip doesn't help relieve pain or improve function more than receiving a sham treatment, a new study by Australian researchers suggests. "Receiving physical therapy did not add any greater benefit over simply seeing a caring physical therapist and having positive expectations about treatment," said lead author Kim Bennell, a research physiotherapist at the University of Melbourne.

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3 tips for self-managing Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome
PutMeBackTogether.com
condition which causes pain at the front of the knee. It is associated with positions of the knee which result in increased or misdirected mechanical forces between the kneecap and the thigh bone (Piva et al., 2009). Despite being a common and relatively easy to diagnose injury, there is much to learn about the exact pathology involved in the presentation of this condition.

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Moving to the next level of gaming for rehab
Australian Ageing Agenda
VideoBrief The addition of video cameras to interact with gaming technology was a turning point for Dr. Stuart Smith in using video games for patient rehabilitation, he told an IT in aged care conference recently. While a research officer at NeuRA — Neuroscience Research Australia — Smith was involved in the development of the dance mat video game for a falls prevention program. His assistive technologies research using and simplifying off-the-shelf gaming technology continues at UTAS.
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'Magic wand' could be the future of diabetic foot ulcer treatment
PT in Motion
A wandlike device and a system that delivers a localized dose of antibiotics could be the next phase in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Both methods are now entering human trial stage. The WoundWand is a debridement device that uses radio energy to precisely dissolve soft tissue, a process that has been used to perform tonsillectomies for several years. The device itself has been used in Australia and researchers are now recruiting 60 patients for clinical trials.
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Why telemedicine is the future of healthcare
By Jessica Taylor
Telemedicine is the hottest trend in the healthcare industry, and it is becoming more and more important to healthcare providers and patients around the world. According to medical professionals present at this year's ATA 2014 conference, telemedicine is the future of the healthcare industry. The trend is already backed by many hospitals and major health insurers, and the U.S. government recently endorsed telemedicine through Medicare and Medicaid.
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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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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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Disabled toddler makes strides after experimental treatment
WWL-TV
VideoBrief Dryden Corvers is paralyzed from the waist down. Just two months ago, the Harahan, Louisiana, toddler wasn't able to crawl or stand. But that has changed for the 22-month-old since an experimental treatment in late March. Dryden is now crawling on his own, and standing. His physical therapist is using leg braces and a small walker to help him learn to walk.
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Using better documentation to sidestep claim denials
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Physical therapists lead busy lives. On any given day, they may treat up to 15 patients, attend staff meetings, connect with referral sources, treat walk-ins and somehow still find time to complete our documentation. For PTs and their patients to benefit from detailed documentation, document at the time of service, when permissible and complete documentation within 24 hours of a patient's visit to ensure accuracy. Here are suggestions by treatment note section on how you can make your documentation more detailed.
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