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Get your 2014 Section on Geriatrics Calendar before it's too late!
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Twelve months of bone health tips on exercise, posture, nutrition and more. The Section on Geriatrics is pleased to offer members the 2014 Bone Health Calendar! Each calendar offers a variety of exercises, posture tips, weight bearing activities and nutrition ideas for older adults. Show your patients you care all year long! The Bone Health Calendars make a great gift and the more you purchase, the more you save!

Prices
1–2 calendars: $10 each and free shipping
3 calendars: $25 and free shipping
4-10 calendars: $8 each plus shipping
11-20 calendars: $7 each plus shipping
21-49 calendars: $6 each plus shipping

Please call 1-866-586-8247 to order or fax the order form found here.
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Time to start planning for CSM 2014 in Las Vegas!
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Find everything you need to prepare for CSM in Las Vegas in February here. While you are there, don't forget to sign up for a volunteer shift at the SOG booth at the exhibit hall. It's a great way to meet other members and all volunteers are entered into a drawing for a chance to win free SOG membership for a year!
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Section schedules 'Manual Physical Therapy for the Geriatric Patient' in 2014
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May 31-June 1, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.

This two day course is designed to give experienced therapists a practical approach to manual therapy interventions for the geriatric patient. The introductory lecture reviews the aging process highlighting musculoskeletal and soft tissue mechanics.

Full details can be found here.

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Section on Geriatrics, APTA proposes name change amendment
Bill Staples, Section on Geriatrics president
Beginning earlier this year, the Section on Geriatrics Board of Directors asked members for feedback concerning a proposed name change for the Section in order to better brand ourselves. The Board and I are pleased to announce plans to move forward with a membership vote to take place on Feb. 4, 2014 at the Member's Meeting/Awards Ceremony at CSM in Las Vegas. The proposed amendment is posted at here.

More information can be found in my President's Message on page 3 in the March 2013 issue of GeriNotes. I hope to see many of you in Las Vegas! Thank you!

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Sitting for the GCS?
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Sitting for the GCS? The Section on Geriatrics has recommended resources to help you through the process. Click here for the GCS Resource list.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


5 important things you didn't learn in physical therapy school
PutMeBackTogether.com
Not anything and everything is taught in school. It is only when we are exposed to the outside world when we realize a lot of things. There are many facets of being a healthcare provider that they do not cover in physical therapy school or even when taking up the best courses. Here are five important things you may not have learned in school or courses.
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Telemedicine offers better access to care for Parkinson's patients
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Dr. Kevin Biglan, associate professor of neurology at University of Rochester, has been researching the benefits of telemedicine in clients with Parkinson's disease for more than five years. He finds that having access to telemedicine allows for better treatment of symptoms, better satisfaction and better quality of life for clients living with Parkinson's Disease.
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EDs need to switch from 'front door' to 'front porch'
PT in Motion
According to a recent analysis, the pressures of an aging U.S. population should cause emergency departments to rethink delivery of care based on cooperative interdisciplinary decision-making, including comprehensive discharge planning involving physical therapists when appropriate. The report — Transforming Emergency Care for Older Adults — appears in the December 2013 issue of the healthcare policy journal Health Affairs and describes how EDs can respond to the "silver tsunami" affecting nearly all areas of healthcare.
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The ethics of physical therapists and social media
San Angelo Live
Harriet Lewis, clinical instructor of physical therapy at Texas' Angelo State University, gave a lecture on Ethics and Social Media to attending physical therapists recently at the Vincent Nursing Physical Science Building at ASU. Physical therapists are required to have continued education courses on ethics every two years, so Lewis decided to bring up something a little different that not many may not have considered. Lewis explained how social media is a permanent thing that has real legal implications.
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Study: Hypoxia can help people with spinal injuries walk better
Today in PT
Scientists might have found a new treatment that can help people with spinal cord injuries walk better, according to a small study in which participants underwent short periods of breathing low oxygen levels. The research involved 19 people with spinal injuries between levels C2 and T12 who had no joint shortening, some controlled ankle, knee and hip movements, and the ability to walk at least one step without human assistance. Research team members were based at Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and Shepherd Center in Atlanta, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
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