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Section on Geriatrics member receives Kendall Scholarship
Please join us in congratulating Section member Brian Loyd, PT, DPT who was recently awarded a Florence P. Kendall Doctoral Scholarship. These scholarships are awarded annually by the Foundation for Physical Therapy to outstanding PTs as they begin their first year of graduate studies toward a postprofessional doctoral degree.
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Jan. 22: ICAA offers free webinar on aquatic exercise interventions
Join the International Council of Active Aging (a SOG partner) for a complimentary webinar: Aquatic Exercise Interventions for People with Osteoarthritis by Dennis Dolny, Ph.D. and Eadric Bressel, Ph.D.
• Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. EST, 10 a.m. PST
• Cost: Complimentary
• Length: 60 minutes
Description, objectives and registration information can be found here.
CSM 2014 in Las Vegas approaching quickly
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 a chance to win free SOG membership for a year! Also, make plans to join your fellow Section members as we recognize our 2014 Award Winners at the Membership Meeting/Awards Ceremony on Feb. 4, at the Venetian Hotel Veronese Rooms 2405-2406. The membership meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. (first 30 minutes for members only).
While at CSM, watch for the SOG spy! Spot the spy, take a selfie with the spy and post on Facebook for your chance to win prizes. Watch for more details coming soon!
Section schedules 'Manual Physical Therapy for the Geriatric Patient' in 2014
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.
Sitting for the GCS?
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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How starting a patient education, fitness program can improve health
Walk with a Doc is a simple model: Physicians, allied health providers and fitness professionals deliver a high-yield discussion on an important health topic and then walk side by side with their patients and clients. The program was created to inspire participants to regularly exercise as a means to improve health. What makes WWaD unique is its combination of health teaching with regular exercise in a year-round, informal setting that makes participants comfortable interacting with healthcare providers and the health and wellness team.
The effect of complex exercise rehabilitation program on body composition, blood pressure, blood sugar, and vessel elasticity in elderly women with obesity
Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
The purpose of this study is to identify what kind of effects complex exercise rehabilitation program has on body composition of female, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood vessel elasticity and find more effective complex exercise program for elderly females.
4 marketing challenges for your physical therapy practice
What if you were told the key to physical therapy marketing was to think less like a physical therapist? Better yet, don't think like a Physical Therapist at all. We do many things well, but marketing is rarely one of them. It's kind of like having the best lemonade recipe, but failing to put a sign on the street corner (then you are just a strange kid sitting in the driveway drinking delicious lemonade). Fitness professionals, personal trainers, chiropractors, massage therapy, well-run lemonade operations, they are all better at marketing than PTs.
Trial: Core exercises may reduce compensation after arm trauma
Today in PT
According to a small controlled trial, adding core stabilization exercises might reduce compensatory movement patterns in patients with arm injuries.
The study, conducted by researchers with the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Hacettepe University in Turkey, was published in the January edition of the journal Clinical Rehabilitation.
Unreliability of blood pressure measurements with manual readers
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
There have been intensive universal efforts to promote appropriate techniques to measure blood pressure. However, the quality and accuracy of blood pressure measurement is under question in clinical settings. Several studies have been conducted on the routine, manual office blood pressure readings, where inconsistent readings were frequently observed. Some of the factors affecting these imprecise readings included: poor measurement techniques, conversation with patients during the readings and patient anxiety.
End to therapy cap still on the table
PT in Motion
Though the legislative process is far from over, a possible end to the therapy cap is still very much in play now that Congress has reconvened. Recently, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing focused on Medicare extenders, including the therapy cap that places an annual financial limit on outpatient therapy.
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