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EDUCATA and MultiView partner to broaden access of quality online education to PT associations, their members and beyond
MarketWatch
Digital media publisher MultiView and leading physical therapy continuing education provider EDUCATA recently announced that they have entered into an agreement that will offer physical therapy associations the ability to leverage their rich educational content into widely accessible online courses. Under terms of the agreement, lectures and workshops from local conferences will be professionally produced and offered through the EDUCATA online education platform to association members as well as therapists across the nation — and beyond.
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South Carolina Medicaid clears application backlog ahead of deadline
The Post and Courier
South Carolina's Medicaid agency finished processing a substantial backlog of low-income health insurance applications ahead of its self-imposed deadline last month. The agency promised the federal government it would process approximately 40,000 applications — some of which had been filed nearly a year ago — before Aug. 21. In mid-July, it had only managed to make its way through about 25 percent of them. Normally, Medicaid applications are processed within six days. The department implemented new productivity standards and assigned more employees to the task to clear the backlog.
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APTA Fraud and Abuse Course available for free online
APTA
The APTA Learning Center now offers "Navigating the Regulatory Environment: Ensuring Compliance While Promoting Professional Integrity" free to all members and non-members. The 2-part course includes an audio roundtable, with experienced and knowledgeable presenters reviewing topics such as laws and regulations related to health care fraud and abuse, along with interactive case vignettes drawn from real-world situations to illustrate types of Medicare fraud or abuse involving physical therapy services. For access and to register, visit this Learning Center page.
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Continuing education opportunity for Clinical Instructors
APTA
If you or someone you know is a clinical instructor or health care provider who works primarily in a clinical setting, please consider enrolling in APTA's Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP). Participants explore various aspects of the clinical learning environment and learn skills and techniques needed to provide students with a structured and effective learning environment. Successful course completion results in the awarding of 1.5 CEUs and the Clinical Instructor credential. The 2014 CCIP course schedule is posted and several courses are being offered this fall.
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$10 a month can help to defend physical therapy in South Carolina
SCAPTA
While we have been busy defending the PT practice, SCAPTA has also been actively working on co-pay legislation to begin to limit the amount of co-pays some of our patients have to pay each and every time they come they see a PT. This legislation can have a direct effect on not only the patients we serve, but all practice areas. We need funding to support legislative activities to protect our profession in South Carolina. Make a recurring gift of just $10 and make a difference.
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Cervical stiffness, less angular displacement may reduce head impact after perturbation
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Athletes with greater cervical stiffness and less angular displacement after perturbation had lower odds of sustaining higher-magnitude head impacts; however, severity was not reduced in players with larger or stronger neck muscles, according to study findings.

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Experiment trips elderly to prevent future falls
The Spectrum
Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls by the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor health and disability.

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Best sleep position and how to loosen joints in the morning
Fort Worth News-Sentinel
By Charles Stuart Platkin: Recently, I was able to catch up with an expert in physical therapy and dance, Colorado-based Mieke Scripps. She studied dance and kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin while performing in the modern dance troop Li Chiao-Ping Dance. After her dance career, she received her doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University.

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Physical therapy's role in women's health
East Village Magazine
It is important to understand that there are several physical and physiological attributes that are unique to women, and physical therapy plays an important role in women's health. Three functions in particular, are unique to women. These include menstruation, pregnancy and lactation. These functions are intricately tied to complex hormonal patterns in women, which also influence behavior.
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Many Americans worried about losing health insurance
CBS News
While more Americans now have health insurance because of Obamacare, more than half are afraid they won't be able to afford it in the future. Among those surveyed, 55 percent said they were either very or somewhat worried that they might not have health insurance in the future, according to the latest Bankrate Health Insurance Pulse survey. Additionally a quarter of all Americans say they currently have more medical debt than emergency savings.
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Is physical therapy needed after low back surgery?
The Sentinel
The answer from a surgeon as to whether or not physical therapy is needed after low back surgery may vary, but it should not. From a physical therapist's perspective, the answer is always yes. After any surgery, whether minimally invasive or not, some trauma to the muscles and control mechanism occurs. This is especially true for low back surgery.
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Physical therapy: Spinal Muscular Atrophy management
Ruidoso News
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a condition in which patients suffer from reduced muscle tone and significant muscle weakness. It is common in children and to a lesser extent, in adolescents. It is a genetic disorder, and patients tend to deteriorate over a period of time. The management of patients with SMA is multi-disciplinary, meaning that different healthcare professionals work together to help improve the quality of life for the patient with the physical therapist being an integral part of this team. This is a very complex condition and outcomes vary between patients. A lot of treatment options (gene testing, gene conversion) have been investigated, and the research is ongoing.
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Physical activity improves musculoskeletal, overall health
Physical Therapy Products
According to a recent review of research on senior athletes, being physically active may notably improve musculoskeletal and overall health as well as minimize or delay the effects of aging. Recent research on elite athletes has suggested usage of comprehensive fitness and nutrition routines helps minimize bone and joint health decline and maintain overall physical health.
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Education leadership fellowship opportunities available
PT in Motion
New and emerging physical therapist and physical therapist assistant academic, residency and fellowship directors will once again have an opportunity to hone their leadership skills through a one-of-a-kind learning program now accepting applications.
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Physical activity improves musculoskeletal, overall health
Physical Therapy Products
According to a recent review of research on senior athletes, being physically active may notably improve musculoskeletal and overall health as well as minimize or delay the effects of aging. Recent research on elite athletes has suggested usage of comprehensive fitness and nutrition routines helps minimize bone and joint health decline and maintain overall physical health.
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