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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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National registry on patient outcomes moves forward
APTA
VideoBriefAPTA plans to have a national registry of physical therapy patient outcomes ready for widespread use by 2015, as healthcare requirements for quality reporting and outcomes reporting increasingly dictate payment for services. During its last meeting, the APTA Board of Directors enthusiastically reaffirmed its stance that the national registry is a top priority. The Board voted to proceed with ongoing efforts toward the registry, further clarifying its purpose, structure and scope.
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SCAPTA Lower Coastal District meeting
SCAPTA
When: 6 p.m. on Sept. 17

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



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, 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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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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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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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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2014 Honors and Awards nominations now open
APTA
Each year, APTA honors outstanding achievements on the part of its members in the areas of overall accomplishment, education, practice and service, publications, research, and academic excellence. Play a significant supporting role in helping your colleagues receive recognition for their achievements by nominating the person or persons you feel are most deserving of an APTA honor or award. The 2014 call for nominations is now open and will close Dec. 1.
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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.


No workarounds: Following the rules of the therapy cap
By Heidi Jannenga
If you're like most rehab therapists, finding a letter from Medicare in your mailbox is enough to make your brow sweat and your heart skip a beat. With all of the regulations we have to follow — and the potential penalties associated with noncompliance — it's no surprise that we have grown to fear Medicare. Or in some cases, we're afraid of not getting paid. Thus, rather than defend our decisions, expertise and treatment plans, some of us look for ways to "game the system." One way therapists are doing this is working around the therapy cap to avoid having their exceptions rejected.
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Water weight: Getting athletes in the pool
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Aquatic training, in conjunction with traditional land-based strengthening and endurance programs, can elevate an athlete's conditioning program faster and more thoroughly than land training alone. Working with torn ligaments, joint impingements and extremely deconditioned muscles, it's not that difficult to predict that injuries can result and dry-land exercises will only go so far. The warm deep water element turns basic therapeutic exercises performed on land into a complete healing procedure for anyone.
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5 truths about the doctor of physical therapy
PutMeBackTogether.com
Paul Killoran writes, "Ultimately, I don't anticipate everyone to hold hands and agree on all talking points, but there certainly seems to be a distinct 'Jets vs Sharks' rift in our physical therapy profession. That seems to be focused primarily on the DPT, at least the majority of the feedback focused on my assertions regarding my DPT." Here, he offers five truths about the physical therapy profession in the DPT debate.
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Final call for poster abstracts for NEXT Conference 2014
PT in Motion
There are only two weeks left to submit abstracts for poster presentations for APTA's NEXT Conference, to be held in Charlotte, N.C., June 11-14. Individuals may submit up to two abstracts as the presenting author; unlimited submissions are allowed as a secondary author. The deadline is Sept. 23.
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