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|February 7, 2019 ||
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
Pelham Medical Center (Village @ Pelham)
Speaker: Emily Gibbs, PT, CEAS I
Community Room, Medical Office Building
2755 S Hwy 14, Greer
Topic: Rehab Strategies for the Bariatric Patient
Contact: Elizabeth Blackwood, MPT (347) 683-7777
Dinner will be served. To help our sponsor prepare, please RSVP to VDunlop@srhs.com or Jeremiah_Blankenship@bshsi.org
by Friday, February 8th.
SCAPTA members will receive a free CEU. We encourage non-members to attend, however, there will be a $10 charge if you would like to receive the CEU’s.
Hope to see you there!
Don't forget to support our state PT profession by going to http://scapta.org/donations and scroll down to "Donate to the Legislative Defense Fund
The SCAPTA Nominating Committee is seeking qualified candidates willing to run for office to fill the following vacancies in the 2019 SCAPTA election:
|Call for Nominations - Nominations due by February 8!
Voting will begin February 22. If you are interested in serving or want to nominate a SCAPTA member, please contact a member of the Nominating Committee:
- President-elect (1 year term as president-elect followed by 2 year term as president; must have served on the SCAPTA Board of Directors within the past 10 years.)
- Secretary (2 year term)
- Treasurer (2 year term)
- Chief Delegate (2 year term, must have served as a Delegate within the last 10 years)
- 2 Directors (2 year term)
- PTA Caucus Rep (The Representative will serve in the House of Delegates in the 2 calendar years following the calendar year in which he/she is elected)
- 2 Delegates (2 year term)
- Nominating Committee member (3 year term)
David Morrisette, chair, email@example.com
Logan Andrews, Logan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Shari Tanner, email@example.com
Plan to join your colleagues for 2 days of educational programming at The Kroc Center in Greenville, SC on March 22-23, 2019. In addition to innovative programming, the conference offers the opportunity to visit with exhibitors and recruiters, to attend the Membership Lunch and Business Meeting, and to socialize during our networking events. New to the conference this year is the inaugural Lisa Saladin Lecture Series. We are honored to name this lecture series after such a great leader and inspirational physical therapist. Please visit the SCAPTA conference web page (www.scapta.org) to see the program schedule, review educational session descriptions and register today! Take advantage of registration rate discounts by registering by March 8.
SCAPTA members and supporters were in Columbia on February 6th, to participate in our annual lobbying day as a part of our ongoing advocacy efforts to improve access to quality physical therapy care across the state of South Carolina. We are pleased to say that we have introduced companion bills in the House and Senate that would change the number of times you can take the licensure exam (H. 3703 and S. 415) and allow for unfettered Direct Access (H. 3704 and S. 416). Initially sponsored by Representative Phil Lowe out of Florence District 60, a long-time advocate and licensed physical therapist, both bills have been referred to their appropriate committees in the House and Senate.
We still need your help! Contact your Senator and Representative today to ask for support for these two pieces of legislation and make yourself available to answer any questions. We are actively working with stakeholders in the community to address concerns regarding both pieces of legislation and will keep you updated on any changes or needed activity.
Thank you for your dedication to patient care, advocacy, and education. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
| || HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS|
Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
The intersectional relationship between malnutrition, frailty, and sarcopenia in older adults presents unique challenges for health care providers. Malnutrition, specifically, is a leading risk factor for disability, morbidity, and mortality in older adults. Despite improvements in screening procedures, many older adults at risk for malnutrition are not identified, which prevents effective management.
Discerning the determinants of weight loss maintenance is important in the planning of future interventions and policies regarding overweight and obesity. We have therefore systematically synthesized recent literature on determinants of weight loss maintenance for individuals with overweight and obesity.
Millions of people undergo physical therapy (PT) each year — about 9 million in the U.S. alone, in fact. On average, they spend weeks performing rehabilitory exercises that last between a half hour to two hours, only the first few of which are typically supervised by a clinician. The bulk of sessions — over 90 percent — are performed in a home-based setting, and some studies suggest that this leads to deviations from the prescribed treatment — and prolonged recovery times and increased health care costs as a result.
PT in Motion
Being a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA) can be fulfilling, but it also can be demanding and challenging—so demanding and challenging that those feelings of fulfillment seem out of reach at times. The result: burnout, a condition being experienced by an increasing number of PTs and PTAs, sometimes before they even know it's happening to them.
PT Products Online
Smart knee implants designed to monitor changes in activity as they happen may soon be a reality, thanks to research conducted by a team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
At some point, all physical therapy clinic owners find themselves wondering: “Are we as successful as we should be?”
That’s one complicated question. To answer this question, therapy clinics must start by breaking down their self-assessment into a series of questions that address the key pillars to success.
Experts predict that the digital health market is going to be the hottest trend this year and that by 2020 the industry is expected to generate $206 billion.
The latest hot sector of digital health is physical therapy. By going virtual, Telerehab will save insurers and employers up to 50 percent in costs while delivering as good or better patient outcomes as in-person rehab.
Read Newsmax: Physical Therapy by Video Is Hot New Trend | Newsmax.com
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Burnout impacts professionals in all industries, but it’s becoming particularly rampant in health care, with providers and administrators constantly struggling to juggle insurance and documentation requirements with business operations and patient needs. As a team lead, manager, or clinic owner, you undoubtedly want to protect your staff from burnout—while also optimizing their performance to maximize revenue.
Archives of Physical and Medical Rehabilitation
To synthesize literature about the impact of early physical therapy (PT) for acute low back pain (LBP) on subsequent health services utilization (HSU), compared to delayed PT or usual care.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the agency is exploring ways to apply its value-based payment models beyond Medicare and encourage more providers to buy in to the programs.Currently, only 14% of Medicare providers participate in value-based arrangements, Verma said at the CMS Quality Conference in Baltimore. But the agency hopes its new cadre of models will change that.The CMS will develop templates that states can use to implement similar pay models in their own programs, she said.
Disclaimer: The SCAPTA News is a digest of the most important news selected for the South Carolina Physical Therapy Association from thousands of sources. Opinions expressed in the articles are those of the author and not of SCAPTA.
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