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Clarifications on Functional Limitation Reporting
SCAPTA
Participants at the APTA Payment and Legislation Forum in Omaha, Neb., received some additional clarifications on Functional Limitation Reporting. The first item is that Medicare will discharge an episode of care after 60 days from the last date of service. What does this mean to you?
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SCAPTA Lowcountry District meeting
SCAPTA
When: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16

Where: St. Francis Mall - Classroom 1

Speaker: Dr. Marc Dubick

CEUs: One awarded to all attendees

If you are planning to attend, please reply to Taylor Powell.

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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.


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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Clarifications on Functional Limitation Reporting
SCAPTA
Participants at the APTA Payment and Legislation Forum in Omaha, Neb., received some additional clarifications on Functional Limitation Reporting. The first item is that Medicare will discharge an episode of care after 60 days from the last date of service. What does this mean to you?

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Integrating pain science with MDT in your therapy practice
PutMeBackTogether.com
MDT gets criticized mainly for its overly simplistic, mechanistic approach and explanation that has been both proven and disproven for explaining the how's and why's of Derangement Syndrome. Even recent studies have shown repeated flexion and flexion loading increases posterior disc protrusions. Either way, MDT has been shown to be an excellent predictor of outcomes in regards to centralization and peripheralization.

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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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2013 House of Delegates minutes posted
PT in Motion
Minutes of the 2013 House of Delegates have been posted on the House Web page and within the 2013 Archive folder of the online House community. The minutes provide information on how the House revised and voted on all motions and bylaw amendments brought forward this year.
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Incontinence surgery bests physical therapy in trial
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Stress urinary incontinence is a common problem among women and new research suggests that surgery might be a better first-line treatment than pelvic muscle strengthening. In what is billed as a first comparison of the two therapies, Dutch researchers found that almost 91 percent of women who had a type of surgery called midurethral-sling surgery reported improvement compared to 64 percent of women who had physical therapy for pelvic floor muscle training to correct the problem.
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Hoping to aid veterans, teen invents physical therapy device
CBS News
After meeting several injured veterans, Joseph Anand started reading articles about their difficulties with physical therapy. He took a special interest, as he always has with military affairs, and quickly decided he wanted to help. Last year, he was part of a team that won top prize at the BEST Medicine Engineering Fair in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, for a project called the Arduino Powered Personal Limb Exerciser. When he decided to make something to help injured veterans, Joseph turned back to the Arduino system. This time, he added a Microsoft Kinect to the setup. The result is what he calls KARTS for Vets.
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Is prolotherapy effective for osteoarthritic knees?
By Heidi Mills
A new study has been published in the Annals of Family Medicine that investigates the use of dextrose prolotherapy injections in the treatment of osteoarthritic knee joints. Prolotherapy is a form of injection therapy using natural substances. While the exact reasons for its apparent success are still not clear, the main principle is that a small amount of the irritant solution is injected into joint spaces and surrounding soft-tissue structures to initiate a healing response.
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New APTA educational resource on mobilization/manipulation
APTA
APTA has developed a new educational resource paper for use by components and members titled "Physical Therapists and Direction of Mobilization/Manipulation: An Educational Resource Paper." This resource, which was developed by the APTA Manipulation Workgroup, outlines the importance of upholding and promoting compliance with the current APTA House of Delegates position on Procedural Interventions Exclusively Performed by Physical Therapists.
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Changing the workspace can alleviate a majority of repetitive workplace injuries
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
The Technology Revolution was supposed to make work easier and faster. By reducing strenuous labor jobs so prevalent in the Industrial Age, which often resulted in injury, it was thought we would also improve our population's wellness and lifestyle but it appears the opposite has happened. As a nation we've become more sedentary and more susceptible to repetitive stress injuries, and obesity and associated diseases are skyrocketing. The solution involves striking a balance between three components: our patient's physiology, their workspace and their behavior.
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Who's the musculoskeletal expert: A physician or a physical therapist?
PutMeBackTogether.com
A recent study published in the BioMed Central Journal of Musculoskeletal Disorders tested physical therapists, physical therapy students, physicians from a variety of specialties, medical residents and medical students on their knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine. The study showed that physical therapists with or without board certification and physical therapy students in their last year of school scored higher than medical residents and all physician specialties except orthopedic surgeons.
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Factors associated with utilization of preoperative and postoperative rehabilitation services by patients with amputation in the VA system: An observational study
Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association
The purposes of this study were (1) to describe the utilization of rehabilitative services in the acute care setting by people who underwent major lower limb amputation in the VA from 2005 to 2010; (2) to identify factors associated with receipt of rehabilitation services; and (3) to examine the impact of the guidelines on service receipt. Data showed that further quality improvement efforts are needed to standardize delivery of rehabilitation services for veterans with amputations in the acute care setting.
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