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APTA National Election results
SCAPTA
The following members were elected to APTA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee at the House of Delegates in Salt Lake City:

Secretary — Dr. Laurie Hack
Vice speaker — Stuart Platt, PT, MSPT
Director (re-elected) — Roger Herr, PT, MPA, COS-C
Director — Carolyn Oddo, PT, MS, FACHE and Susan Whitney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
Nominating Committee — Dr. Cecilia Graham and Peggy DeCelle Newman, PT, MHR
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APTA adopts new vision and motion results
SCAPTA
We had a very successful House of Delegates this year. We debated and voted on 30 motions and adopted a new vision for the PT profession. SCAPTA's Delegates present were Jason Hazel (chief delegate), Mollie Barrow, Tim Stone and Gretchen Seif. Adam Smith was unable to attend and Jason Hazel carried his vote. Here is APTA's new vision: Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.
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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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Upstate District SCAPTA meeting
SCAPTA
Our next Upstate District SCAPTA meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Village at Pelham, Medical Office Building Community Room. Dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. Our speaker is Dr. Rhonda Baires Felder and the topic is "The Use of Motivational Interviewing in Physical Therapy Practice to Improve Patient Compliance to Physical Activity Recommendations." Our sponsor for the evening is Sheila McCullough-Burgess with Fleet Feet. Mark your calendars. We will request RSVPs closer to the date.
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APTA National Election results
SCAPTA
The following members were elected to APTA's Board of Directors and Nominating Committee at the House of Delegates in Salt Lake City:

Secretary — Dr. Laurie Hack
Vice speaker — Stuart Platt, PT, MSPT
Director (re-elected) — Roger Herr, PT, MPA, COS-C
Director — Carolyn Oddo, PT, MS, FACHE and Susan Whitney, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA
Nominating Committee — Dr. Cecilia Graham and Peggy DeCelle Newman, PT, MHR


Anti-gravity treadmill gets injured people moving
KOMO News
A South Carolina physical therapy center is using new technology to help people heal faster. It's a treadmill that the takes the weight off of patients in recovery Carolyn Murray tells us what the "Alter G" does that got approval from the FDA.

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Legislative update
SCAPTA
Last year, the South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy and the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation were named in a lawsuit regarding the referral for profit language in the South Carolina Physical Therapy Practice Act; Joseph et al. v. South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. SCAPTA has retained counsel and entered a motion to intervene in the case. The motion was granted. This means SCAPTA and SCAPTA's counsel can participate in the court proceedings.

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4 considerations for hiring a Medicare compliance consultant: Rapport
By Charlotte Bohnett and Erica Cohen
Compliance is a tough nut to crack; might as well crack it with someone you like. Meet with your prospective consultant several times before signing the contract. Does the candidate seem like a solid peer, even a potential partner? Respect and trust are key. "If you don't respect them, or [if you] see them as merely a vendor or subordinate, don't hire them. You don't need another employee; you need a business partner for a particular issue," says Summit Consulting Group.
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Apply for ABPTS certification
American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists
The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties has certified 12,937 individuals who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in physical therapy specialty areas. Currently, the ABPTS offers board-certification in eight specialty areas of physical therapy: cardiovascular and pulmonary, clinical electrophysiology, geriatrics, neurology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, sports and women's health.
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Preventing ACL injury in a high-risk population
UConn Today
Effectively preventing anterior cruciate ligament injuries is a critical focus of sports medicine. ACL injuries often require surgery, followed by an extensive period of rehabilitation; there are high rates of re-injury to the ACL, which keeps the knee stable; and ACL injuries often lead to early development of osteoarthritis. Recent studies have determined significant risk factors for ACL injury and suggest that exercise-based interventions help prevent such injury, but pressing questions remain.
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New technology helps physical therapy patients
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
For patients who have suffered trauma, strokes, spinal cord injuries, hip fractures or neurological disorders, the key to a quicker recovery lies in technology and skilled physical therapists, said Howard Perch, executive director of rehabilitation services at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach. In addition to the track system, patients can now use iPads with dictation applications for speech therapy, and electrical therapy helps stroke victims regain movement in their arms and legs or swallow.
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Alzheimer's disease alters the relationship of cardiorespiratory fitness with brain activity during the Stroop task
Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
Despite mounting evidence that physical activity has positive benefits for brain and cognitive health, there has been little characterization of the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and cognition-associated brain activity as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging. The lack of evidence is particularly glaring for diseases such as Alzheimer's disease that degrade cognitive and functional performance. The aim of this study was to describe the relationship between regional brain activity during cognitive tasks and CR fitness level in people with and without AD.
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