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Lowcountry District happy hour
SCAPTA
Join us from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Boones Bar for our 2nd PT social. Check out pictures on the Facebook page from the first event. Everyone had a great time! We would love to have everyone come out and join us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our district cochairs Dave Ravnikar or Taylor Powell. See you there!
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Study: Nearly 200,000 in South Carolina don't qualify for Medicaid or healthcare through ACA
WCSC-TV
VideoBrief Many South Carolinians could be left in limbo when searching for healthcare coverage. A recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows 194,330 people in South Carolina are stuck in what is being called a "coverage gap."
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Webinar: Physical Therapy and PQRS in 2014 — How to Report Successfully
APTA
Join Heather Smith from 2-3 p.m. EDT Dec. 19 for "Physical Therapy and PQRS in 2014 — How to Report Successfully," a webinar. This session will provide what you need to know about the physician quality reporting system for 2014, including program changes impacting physical therapists and provide practical approaches for participating. During the Q & A session following the presentation, you may ask your questions directly to the experts.
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Effects of physical therapy treatment: 20 minutes?
In Touch Physical Therapy
What if I told you that the neurophysiological effects of manual therapy are only 15-20 minutes. Meaning, 20 minutes at the max, no more. Surprising? What if I then told you that the same effects from our modalities — ultrasound, heat, laser, etc. — the ones we use for comfort but know there is no evidence of effectiveness, yield the same length of relief? Believe it or not, it's true.
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Lowcountry District happy hour
SCAPTA
Join us from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Boones Bar for our 2nd PT social. Check out pictures on the Facebook page from the first event. Everyone had a great time! We would love to have everyone come out and join us. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our district cochairs Dave Ravnikar or Taylor Powell. See you there!

Building a bridge between oncology and physical therapy
Oncology Nurse Advisor
The power of physical therapy to improve the health and well-being of patients who have undergone treatment for cancer is practically undisputed. Cancer treatments take a toll on a patient's body in addition to the disease itself, so the eradication of cancer is not always the final step in a patient's recovery.

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4 crucial therapist resume questions hiring managers want to know
PutMeBackTogether.com
As a point of fact, hiring managers in healthcare only spend around 15 seconds perusing over a new resume of a therapist for the first time and they're really only looking for a couple of things when they do. They're on autopilot, for the most part. Here's what they want to know.

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6 ways to convince patients to do a home exercise program
PutMeBackTogether.com
Son Trinh writes, "I once had a patient tell me he didn't want to do the home exercise program because it sounded like homework and he hated school, so he didn't want to do it. So there's a lesson for you. Don't remind your patients of school. Instead, try these ideas."
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Wheelchair seating tip sheet
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
This interactive guide offers physical therapy professionals information about different aspects of wheelchair seating to ensure patient safety, comfort and mobility.
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Remote physical therapy anyone?
Nintin 360
On Nov. 5, Google introduced a new tool called "Google Helpouts." According to a new article, this new instant video chat tool allows individuals to get help from live experts online. An interesting aspect of this live video chat capability is healthcare. At the present time, counseling sessions and nutrition advice is being offered, with some individuals sharing the contents of their refrigerator to get feedback on healthy eating. Although physical therapy wasn't mentioned — and there is no possibility of insurance reimbursement for healthcare services provided via video chat at the present time — there's plenty of food for thought here.
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What PQRS could look like in 2014
By Heidi Jannenga
On July 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the Federal Register. According to this summary, most of the policies were open for comment until Sept. 6 and, pending final decisions — which hopefully will occur this month — will take effect Jan. 1, 2014. The 605-page document contains proposals for policy changes on everything from reimbursements to the Physician Compare tool on Medicare's website. Today, though, let's focus on what the rule proposes for the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System. Here are some of the highlights.
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Physical therapy marketing strategies
All Voices
Marketing your physical therapy procedure is positively an indispensable process meant for growth and success. You have got to promote what you do and what you could possibly offer to lots of people in order to establish consciousness. One can find plenty of approaches for physical therapy marketing.
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Top 5 LinkedIn tips for building your professional network
Business 2 Community
With more than 259 million members and counting, LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet. If you're not already using the site, it's never too late to get started. Having a professional online profile is beneficial not only to you as an individual but also to the reputation of your company. LinkedIn offers many features that can enhance your professional life, in and out of the office. Here are a few tips to get you started.
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Activity limitation rates rising faster than predicted
PT in Motion
Overall arthritis rates rose as expected in the United States between 2010 and 2012 but the incidence of arthritis-attributable activity limitation exceeded projections, with an estimated 22.7 million Americans — nearly half of the estimated 52.5 million with arthritis-suffering with symptoms that limited normal physical activity. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers and have called for "greater use of evidence-based interventions" to battle the effects of AAAL.
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