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APTA provides resources about government shutdown, ACA features
SCAPTA
In light of the federal government shutdown along with the implementation of major Affordable Care Act features, APTA has posted information to assist its members in responding to questions from patients and clients about their healthcare. Members may not need to know all the answers to questions but helping a patient find resources is important.
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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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Celebrating PTs during National Physical Therapy Month
Contemporary Forums
It's that time of year again; time to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. The month of October is annually honored and used as an opportunity to reach out to the general public and educate them about the unique benefits of treatment by physical therapists. From learning how to be fit after the age of 50 to providing resources to become fit, NPTM is an annual commemoration which allows us to recognize the positive impact that physical therapists and their assistants have on our lives.
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Unpreparedness can be disastrous for PTs
PT in Motion
Physical therapists don't need much more than a news broadcast to understand that disaster strikes nearly every day. It can be less easy to grasp the idea that the next flood, fire or weather event could hit their own practices, and downright overwhelming to think about how to prepare. The latest issue of APTA's PT in Motion magazine can help.
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APTA provides resources about government shutdown, ACA features
SCAPTA
In light of the federal government shutdown along with the implementation of major Affordable Care Act features, APTA has posted information to assist its members in responding to questions from patients and clients about their healthcare. Members may not need to know all the answers to questions but helping a patient find resources is important.

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Top 5 physical therapy specializations
Advance Healthcare
The field of physical therapy focuses on the treatment of a medical condition through external methods, rather than through surgical or pharmaceutical means. While physical therapists can specialize in any number of areas, from orthopedics to sports rehab, all physical therapists must obtain a graduate degree from an accredited program and apply for a license. According to the statistics of the American Board of Physical Therapists, the following are the top five specializations within the field of physical therapy.

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10 qualities of a successful physical therapist
PutMeBackTogether.com
Physical therapists restore, maintain and promote the best possible physical health for their patients. Sounds simple? No. It's more than that. There are many attributes for a successful physical therapist and if you're in the profession or planning to be a part of it, you might want to read on.

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Top 10 fittest cities for baby boomers
Blog Talk Radio
VideoBrief In celebration of National Physical Therapy Month, MoveForwardPT.com teamed with Huff/Post 50 to survey the 50 largest U.S. metro areas to determine which cities are best suited for maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle as people age. In this episode, physical therapist Alice Bell announces the winners of MoveForwardPT.com's top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities. Winners met criteria, which included life expectancy, cardiovascular health and stress levels of baby boomers, as well as local healthcare and fitness resources.
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Social media etiquette for physical therapists
By Charlotte Bohnett
Social media has been around for a while, but corporate presence on such platforms is still relatively new and continually evolving. As such, companies still have plenty of lessons to learn. We’ve all seen the news articles about brands committing major faux paus online, and sadly, these companies could have avoided most, if not all, of these blunders. It’s not too late for you, though.
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Yoga helps cancer patients in spiritual, physical, emotional ways
Guelph Mercury
Dr. Jaya Juturi prescribes plenty of medications for her cancer patients but she would be remiss, she said, if she stopped there. Which is why the Dallas oncologist also suggests a treatment not found in any pharmacy: yoga. The medical field has been "late in catching on to" such complementary treatments, Juturi said. Now data has begun backing up the effectiveness of yoga, and doctors, she said, "are all about data." "If we didn't bring up yoga in the context of emotional or physical distress, we're not doing our job. The breathing and meditation inherent to yoga help strengthen muscles, said Bonnie Lucio, rehab supervisor and physical therapist for Baylor's rehabilitation outpatient oncology clinic.
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Webinar: Repetitive Stress Injury in Youth Athletes
APTA
Join Jeff Taylor-Hess and Chad Cherny from 2-3 p.m. EDT Oct. 17 for "Repetitive Stress Injury in Youth Athletes," a webinar. This session will provide an an overview of the most recent evidence related to differential diagnosis and treatment of common upper extremity and lower extremity repetitive stress injuries in youth athletes. Case examples drive home key points.
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10 signs you're a pediatric physical therapist
Beyond Basic Play
In honor of National Physical Therapy Month, Natalie Lopez outlines 10 signs that lets the world know you are a pediatric physical therapist.
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Carving a new path
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
As a new graduate physical therapist, venturing into the home healthcare setting, especially in New York City, may seem like a daunting experience. Across the nation, few home healthcare clinical affiliation opportunities exist for physical therapy students. Traditionally new graduate PTs choose to start their careers in hospital-based settings but the tides are shifting. Visiting Nurse Service of New York has shown that with mentorship, new graduate PTs can successfully thrive in home healthcare at the start of their careers.
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