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Facility Spotlight Series
SCAPTA
Each month, we are featuring a different facility, highlighting their unique and innovative ideas to advance our profession. All monthly spotlights will be nominated for a new SCAPTA award, Facility of the Year.

This week, we are featuring Vaughn Physical Therapy in Columbia:

*What is the mission of your organization?

Vaughn Physical Therapy is a physical therapist owned, cash-based practice that is based on what is best for the patient and is not guided by insurance companies. Patients always receive one-on-one, evidence based treatment by Doctors of Physical Therapy.

*Tell us what you are doing now that is unique and innovative.

Our physical therapists are extensively trained in manual therapy, orthopaedic rehabilitation, movement correction and sports medicine with the common goal of movement pattern restoration. We believe the best approach to rehabilitation is a comprehensive one, addressing each patient's limitations and goals individually for optimal outcomes.
  • One-on-One treatments with your physical therapist
  • No aides. No assistants. No swapping back and forth
  • 60-minute Treatment Sessions
  • Personalized Home Corrective Exercise Programs
Learn more about Vaughn Physical Therapy by visiting www.vaughnpt.com.
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SCAPTA NEWS


Nominations open for 2015 APTA Honors and Awards Program
SCAPTA
Each year, APTA honors outstanding member achievements in the areas of education, practice and service, publications, research, academic excellence, the Catherine Worthingham Fellows of APTA, the Mary McMillan Lecture and the John H.P. Maley Lecture. Award recipients are recognized in June during a ceremony and reception at the NEXT Conference and Exposition, and this recognition includes highlighting the recipients' component affiliations. Play a significant role in helping your colleagues receive acknowledgement for their achievements by nominating the person or persons you feel are most deserving of an APTA award as well as promoting the awards program in your member communications. The 2015 call for nominations is now open and will close Dec. 1. Visit the Honors and Awards webpage for details about each award, including submission requirements. Nominations must be submitted electronically.

In addition, for the first time, the video of the 2014 Honors and Awards Ceremony is available for viewing on the APTA website. Components' members are identified throughout the ceremony as each recipient's chapter and section memberships are announced.

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Please plan to join us for our next Upstate District SCAPTA meeting
SCAPTA
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Time: Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7 p.m.

Location: Relax The Back
Shoppes at Greenridge
1129A Woodruff Road, Greenville

Speaker: Trudy Messer, PT, OCS, RYT, CKTP, CFMT

Topic: Teaching Sleeping to Aid Healing

Sponsor: Relax The Back

Dinner will be served. To help our sponsor prepare, please RSVP to holly@ssi-physicaltherapy.com or Trudy_messer@bshsi.org by Friday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m.

SCAPTA members will receive a free CEU. We encourage non-members to attend, however, there will be a $10 charge to receive the CEU certificate.

Hope to see you there!

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Call for nominations
SCAPTA
Are you interested in becoming more involved in SCAPTA? Would you like to gain leadership experience in the physical therapy field? SCAPTA is in the process of accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 term. There are multiple positions available, and the deadline to accept nominations is April 10, 2015. If you are interested in learning more about which positions are available, or if you someone who would make a great candidate for a position, please contact a member of the SCAPTA Nominating Committee via the following emails:
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Ebola: Information for healthcare workers and settings
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Standard, contact and droplet precautions are recommended for management of hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola virus disease. Note that this guidance outlines only those measures that are specific for EVD; additional infection control measures might be warranted if an EVD patient has other conditions or illnesses for which other measures are indicated (e.g., tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant organisms, etc.).
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Grant opportunities for training in work with children with disabilities announced
PT in Motion
The U.S. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has announced funding opportunities for nonprofits and institutes of higher learning that train individuals to work with children with disabilities, and physical therapy is among the training areas that could qualify for the awards. An estimated 26 awards averaging $237,500 will be made.
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Physical therapists lobby for changes to Medicare reimbursement
The Lund Report
Besides harboring the same gripes about Medicare payments as other providers, private practice physical therapists are excluded from some of the privileges of the program given to physicians. But that may change soon. They've taken the fight to Congress.
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CMS announces 2013 PQRS and eRx Incentive Program feedback reports are now available
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS is pleased to announce that the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and 2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program feedback reports are now available for eligible professionals who submitted quality data on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B services between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013.
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Physical therapists key in ongoing care of women after breast cancer
Owatonna People's Press
As well as being Physical Therapy Month, October is also Breast Cancer Month. We know this because of all the pink that football or baseball players and others are wearing. I'm always surprised when someone tells me they didn't know that physical therapy is of great assistance when coping with the aftermath of breast cancer surgery. Physical therapists play a key role in restoring function and assisting breast cancer patients' return to their daily life and routines.
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Ask your physical therapist: Posture behind some neck pain
The Sentinel
Statistics indicate neck pain is the third most common reason (10-21 percent per year) that people visit their doctor. There are many reasons why one's neck may hurt, but for this article I will focus on posture. What is it about posture that causes a person's neck pain? Long-term stress on the joints and soft tissues is an extremely common event, and one I treat quite frequently.
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'Severe' restriction on compression devices on indefinite hold
PT in Motion
A planned change to Medicare coverage of pneumatic compression devices that would have severely restricted patient access to the devices at home has been put on indefinite hold, thanks in part to the efforts of an alliance that includes APTA.
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What is direct access, and why should PTs care?
By Charlotte Bohnett
In popular culture, the word "access" implies exclusivity — like a backstage pass to a rock concert or high-level clearance to government files. When it comes to direct access to physical therapy, however, the opposite is true. Instead of physician referral this and MD's approval that, it's simply, "You need physical therapy? Come on in!" That's right, direct access essentially cuts out the middleman — no backstage passes, security authorizations or physician prescriptions necessary. But with autonomy like this comes new responsibilities.
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