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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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SCAPTA Lower Coastal District meeting
SCAPTA
When: Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 6 p.m.

Where: TCL Health Science Building, 921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort

Speaker: Scott Webb, CO

Topics: Prosthetics and orthotics update

CEUs: 0.1 awarded to all attendees

Questions? Contact Cindy Buchanan at 843-525-8230



Risk Management Forum
SCAPTA
Join SCAPTA and the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association on Oct. 11 in beautiful Asheville, N.C., for our collaborative Risk Management Forum. This day is one among the three days of the North Carolina Chapter's fall conference. The Risk Management Forum will provide material relevant to physical therapists as well as occupational and speech therapists.
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APTA National Student Conclave
SCAPTA
Lock in your space at NSC, the only national conference developed exclusively for students like you. NSC is an unforgettable weekend of learning and fun beyond the classroom. You'll meet students and practitioners from across the nation that share your interests and your outlook for the profession. NSC 2013 will take place Oct. 24-26 in Louisville, Ky. Register today.


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Support for students attending NSC
SCAPTA
SCAPTA has $500 available to support one or more students to attend APTA's National Student Conclave (NSC), which will be held Oct. 24–26 in Louisville, Ky. If you wish to be considered for funding, please provide your request to southcarolina@apta.org outlining the amount of funds you are requesting, how they will be used, why you are attending NSC, your name, contact information (include email) and the number of months/years of physical therapy education you've had to date. Your request is due no later than Oct. 1. Notifications will be disseminated by email to all applicants between Oct. 9 and 18.


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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.

Help! Medicare rejected my claim — now what?
By Erica Cohen
So, you submitted a claim lacking functional limitation reporting to Medicare after July 1. Uh-oh. By now, you've probably received a polite rejection letter telling you that Medicare will not be providing you with reimbursement for your services — and neither will the beneficiary. What's a PT, OT or SLP to do?

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The great debate: Static vs. dynamic stretching
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Stretching has long been used in the world of athletics and rehabilitation to promote flexibility, improve motion and ease discomfort associated with muscles. While stretching still has many benefits and is a multifaceted technique, various types of stretching are now being used to achieve more precise outcomes. Essentially, the desired outcome may vary depending on the type of stretching chosen.

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World Physical Therapy Day
APTA
World Physical Therapy Day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent. This year's World Physical Therapy Day will take place on Sept. 8.
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Yoga as Medicine for Pregnancy
Herman & Wallace via SCAPTA
The Herman & Wallace Institute is proud to bring our brand new course "Yoga as Medicine for Pregnancy" to South Carolina this fall. This two-day course is geared towards physical therapists treating pregnant patients. Instructor Ginger Garner will cover a biopsychosocial model of integrative medicine for managing the healthy and complicated pregnancy. The course will take place Sept. 21-22 in Greeneville at Proaxis Physical Therapy. Therapists can register online, by email, or by calling us at 646-355-8777. Mention this newsletter or SCAPTA to receive $50 off the regular price.


8 things you need to know now about ICD-10
By Charlotte Bohnett
The United States is the last country in the world with modern healthcare to adopt ICD-10 diagnosis codes, but it will join the crowd on Oct. 1, 2014. This massive ICD-10 change is quickly approaching, and it affects all of us in the healthcare field. Thus, there is no time like the present to start your ICD-10 education. Here are the eight things you need to know now about ICD-10.
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Webinar: Post-Acute Care Emerging Issues for 2014
APTA
Join Heather Smith and Roshunda Drummond-Dye on Sept. 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. EDT for "Post-Acute Care Emerging Issues for 2014," a webinar. This session will provide an in-depth analysis of the recent changes in Medicare Part A rules and regulations, what you can expect in 2014, as well as give you a preview of the exciting programming that will take place at the 2014 APTA Post-Acute Care Compliance Seminar. During the presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the experts.
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5 effective study habits for therapy students
PutMeBackTogether.com
Students struggle with a lot of issues in their lives that makes it difficult to concentrate on studying for the upcoming National Physical Therapy Exam or National Occupational Therapy Certification Exam. Admit it therapy students, you can't learn everything in one night. Cramming isn't the key to pass that exam and so is studying longer. Study smarter during your therapy education. These good study habits may help you hit the high score.
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Exercise intensity levels in children with cerebral palsy while playing with an active video game console
Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
Children with cerebral palsy are prone to secondary complications related to physical inactivity and poor cardiorespiratory capacity. This problem could be greatly attenuated through the use of video games that incorporate physical activity for two reasons: Video games already represent an important component of leisure time in younger people, and such games can lead to a high level of exercise intensity in people who are healthy. The study objective was to evaluate exercise intensity in children with spastic diplegic CP and children who were typically developing while playing with an active video game console.
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