Feb. 6, 2014

SCAPTA Conference courses: 1 rate, multiple courses
The SCAPTA Conference has numerous course offerings, most of which are only two to three hours. Register today!More

SCAPTA Conference: Exhibitors, recruiters, sponsors
This year's SCAPTA Conference has attendees excited and you should be too. We're offering multiple courses for one low, flat rate and attendees are signing up. Don't be the company that suffers from a missed opportunity. Register today! Based on your recommendations and requests, we have adjusted our format. More

CSM 2015 proposal submission deadline is March 4
APTA Sections have issued a call for proposals for the Combined Sections Meeting, Feb. 4-7, 2015, in Indianapolis, Ind. The deadline for submissions for preconference courses and education sessions is March 4.More

Run for SCAPTA office
Don't be left out in the cold. There are several SCAPTA officer positions to be filled. All nominee information must be submitted by Feb. 17.More

SCAPTA Conference courses: 1 rate, multiple courses
The SCAPTA Conference has numerous course offerings, most of which are only two to three hours. Register today!More

Discharge marketing: Are you taking advantage of this opportunity?
By Jarod Carter
At a time when hospitals are purchasing medical practices and requiring that physical therapy referrals now stay "in house," and even nonorthopedic practices are starting physician-owned PT clinics, marketing directly to the public has become ever more important. It is also key to realize that marketing to those who could use your services should not stop once you have acquired them as patients. Both practice owners and staff physical therapists should share the goal that every patient generates more patients via word-of-mouth referrals. More

An Introduction to Sign Language for Physical Therapists
SpeechSigns via SCAPTA
Please join us for An Introduction to Sign Language for Physical Therapists, a SCAPTA sign language workshop. This presentation will provide participants with the knowledge of some basic ASL vocabulary words, the manual alphabet and numbers 1-10. We will cover topics including the benefits of using sign language with patients who are pre-verbal, non-verbal, have poor speech intelligibility or hearing loss.More

SCAPTA 2014 Annual Conference
The SCAPTA 2014 Annual Conference is coming March 28-30 to Charleston. Registration is now open.


Call for poster presentations
Please showcase your evidence from your practice and education March 29 during the SCAPTA Annual Conference Poster Session. This year, we will be taking posters based on all areas of practice such as orthopedics, pediatrics and neurorehabilitation, as well as from all practice settings. We are searching for a wide variety of topics to meet the needs of our chapter members and conference attendees. More

29th Annual Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference
Cincinnati Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
VideoBrief 29th Annual Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference May 25-28 at the Westin Resort on Hilton Head Island. Earn 30.25 CEUs. Our internationally recognized multidisciplinary faculty will share their experiences, research and outcomes to stimulate you to rethink your approach to many musculoskeletal challenges. Visit the website for detailed program, additional information and registration, or contact Debbie Hartwig at 513-794-8461.More

Pectoralis minor: Far from a minor problem
By Heidi Dawson
Pectoralis minor is the smaller sibling of the larger and more talked about pectoralis major. But for such a small, seemingly insignificant muscle, it can sure cause some problems. The pec minor is found underneath its larger partner, originating from ribs 3, 4 and 5 and passing superiorly and laterally to attach to the coracoid process of the scapula. Its functions are to stabilize the scapula, as well as depressing, protracting and downwardly rotating it. When the scapula is fixed, pec minor will also assist in elevating the ribcage. OK, so we know where it is and what it does. But why is it often so troublesome?More

Motion analysis gives physical therapists a 21st century tool in treating gait disorders
Advance for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine
Children are always on the move. Whether it's organized soccer matches, recess games of tag or chasing after younger brothers and sisters, children are wired to go, go, go. For some of them, though, simple everyday movements like walking are difficult — sometimes impossible. Whether they have a neurological or orthopedic basis, gait issues can be troublesome to children, to both their bodies and their spirits. There is a 21st century solution to this problem: the gait lab. At these state-of-the-art facilities, therapy and technology join together to analyze and diagnose young patients, getting to the bottom of the specific causes of their gait abnormalities and producing personalized treatment recommendations.More

Physical therapy for women's health and mothers-to-be
All physical therapists should have some basic knowledge on how to address general musculoskeletal complaints of mothers-to-be. But some physical therapists are experts in women's health and are certified as clinical specialists in this area by the American Physical Therapy Association. PTs who are certified in women's health have skills that most PTs do not. One of these skills is the ability to evaluate and directly treat the pelvic floor.More