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2013 PTA Caucus Business Meeting
SCAPTA
Chris Junkins of Easley represented the South Carolina chapter at the 2013 PTA Caucus and House of Delegates in Salt Lake City on June 22-26. The PTA Caucus reviewed the goals that they had established during their 2012 business meeting in light of the work being conducted by the PTA-BOD Work Group. As a result of this discussion, the Caucus adopted several motions. The PTA Caucus also heard the report from the Alternative Structure Task Force and held several discussions in executive session.
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Feedback requested
SCAPTA
Therapy cap, manual medical review, MPPR, Functional Limitations Reporting, & Medicare audit process. Have questions? Need help? Don't know where to look for answers? Enjoying the experience? Let your Federal Affairs Liaison know about any and all difficulties or successes you are having so they can be reported to APTA and addressed appropriately. Your SCAPTA FAL, Aaron Embry, is looking to hear from you, the members, today.
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Call for proposals for SCAPTA Annual Conference
SCAPTA
SCAPTA is accepting proposals for its Annual Conference to be held March 27-30, 2014, at MUSC in Charleston. We welcome PTs, PTAs and all others with expertise in the topic of their presentation to present a proposal for this conference. Proposals will be accepted through Aug. 1.
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Academic Council designated as an APTA component
PT in Motion
Amendments to the APTA bylaws have granted component status to the newly named American Council of Academic Physical Therapy. ACAPT, originally established in 2010 as the Academic Council of the Board of Directors, provides leadership and direction for physical therapist academic and clinical education, such as facilitating collaboration across institutions to develop new education models; defining metrics of quality and excellence to enhance academic programs, departments and schools, and influencing policy and regulation related to academic physical therapy.
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2013 PTA Caucus Business Meeting
SCAPTA
Chris Junkins of Easley represented the South Carolina chapter at the 2013 PTA Caucus and House of Delegates in Salt Lake City on June 22-26. The PTA Caucus reviewed the goals that they had established during their 2012 business meeting in light of the work being conducted by the PTA-BOD Work Group. As a result of this discussion, the Caucus adopted several motions.

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Conference dispatch: The adoption of a new vision
APTA via YouTube
APTA Director Lisa K. Saladin, PT, Ph.D., discusses the 2013 APTA House of Delegates adoption of a new vision for the physical therapy profession.

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Providers: Veto could shut down any South Carolina healthcare expansion
The State
South Carolina hospitals and nursing homes now have to ask permission of the state before they can expand or add services. But what if there was no one to ask? That is the question state health officials and healthcare providers were grappling with after the South Carolina House upheld Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of the $1.7 million certificate-of need program.

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Webinar: HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Requirements
APTA
Join Adam H. Green, MPH, JD, and Meri L. Shaffer, RN, BA, COS-C, on July 18 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT for "HIPPA Omnibus Final Rule Requirements," a webinar. This session will update participants on the many important changes to the new HIPPA Omnibus Final Rule, of which both covered entities and business associates must comply. Learn more about risks for noncompliance and other important aspects of the HIPAA rule by joining these exceptional experts.
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Musical instrument aids in physical therapy
Top News United States
Music has always had a soothing effect on body. So, it has been found that an instrument dubbed as Sonik Spring can be used in increasing cognitive skills. It is a 15-inch metal spring that is akin to a Slinky toy. The instrument has gyroscopes and accelerometers to capture three dimensional motions. It is usually used as a digital accordion but the researchers have said that it can be used as a therapy.
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Physical therapy for lateral epicondylitis: New research raises questions over effectiveness
By Heidi Mills
Lateral epicondylitis, also often known as tennis elbow, is a condition that causes pain on the outer elbow, especially with repetitive wrist movements. The initial treatment of lateral epicondylitis aims to ease pain and inflammation at the common extensor origin. This can be achieved through a combination of rest, activity modification, cold therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. However, two recent studies claim that all current forms of tennis elbow treatment are ineffective. If this is the case, how should we be treating this condition?
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    Providers: Veto could shut down any South Carolina healthcare expansion (The State)
Conference dispatch: The adoption of a new vision (APTA via YouTube)
Medicare's 'improvement standard' for physical therapy has changed (The Washington Post)
CMS changes July 1 functional limitation reporting instructions for current patients (PT in Motion)

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Lighten up your therapy sessions with positive reinforcement
PutMeBackTogether.com
Jourdan Saunders writes, "I love seeing each of my students faces light up when they are provided with positive reinforcement. Their smiles are priceless and it really makes them try even harder. Think back to parents, teachers, mentors and other individuals in our lives that made us smile on those bad days through encouraging words or even a simple, "Wow, you did it!" Therefore, I think it is so important for us to continue to incorporate positive reinforcement into our therapy sessions and life in general."
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5 mistakes your small business is making on Twitter
BlogWorld
As a small business owner, it can be challenge to keep up with best social practices. One of the most common questions asked is, "What am I doing wrong?" If you're not seeing the results you think you should from Twitter, here are a few mistakes you might be making.
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Putting pitchers back together with the 'new science of baseball'
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
The times they are a-changin'. Bob Dylan wasn't much of a baseball player but his title of this 1964 hit was predictive of baseball today. Much of the way we think of baseball has changed recently, particularly for pitchers. Most of what coaches and players were using for pitching instruction, and even for injury rehab, was simply based on what was handed down from generation to generation, and from coach to player. But a newer way, based on actual baseball research studies, has proven that there are better ways to teach throwing and to prevent baseball injuries.
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