• This Week in PT News, October 17 Image

    articleOct 17, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, October 17

    Exercise Therapy Outperforms Surgery for Patients with Meniscal Tears A new research study out of Denmark says that for patients with meniscal tears, exercise therapy can restore key functionality that arthroscopic surgery can’t. Study participants who treated their meniscal tears with an exercise therapy program experienced 16% more improvement than participants who underwent arthroscopic surgery. This represents the latest study reinforcing that you should #GetPT before considering surgery. Check it out here . Physical Therapy Key to …

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    articleOct 10, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, October 10

    Increased Muscle Mass Associated with Longer Life According to a new study out of UCLA, the more muscle mass a person has, the less likely he or she is to die prematurely. This is one of many recent studies suggesting that overall body composition—not just body mass index (BMI)—determines a person’s health. One way to increase muscle mass as you age is to enroll in an exercise therapy program and #GetPT. Physical Therapy Before Joint Replacement Surgery …

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    articleOct 3, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, October 3

    October is National Physical Therapy Month It’s that time of the year again! Throughout the month of October, we will be celebrating the physical therapy profession and letting the world know why PT matters. WebPT is currently running an Instagram campaign to demonstrate the key role physical therapists play in helping people get back to their normal, active lives. Check out WebPT’s Instagram feed to see all of the great pictures, and contribute your own photos using …

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    articleSep 26, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, September 26

    PTs Sharpen Biz Skills at Inaugural Ascend Event Last weekend, WebPT held its inaugural Ascend conference in Dallas, where more than 100 attendees learned a variety of tips and tricks from industry experts on how to start or run a physical therapy private practice. The folks from AlterG were also on hand to give demos of their groundbreaking anti-gravity treadmill. Overall, everyone had a blast, and all of us at WebPT are already looking forward to next …

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    articleSep 19, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, September 19

    Walking or Cycling to Work “Improves Well-Being” Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) recently conducted a study revealing that people who walk or cycle to work report higher levels of well-being. The study took more than 18 years to complete, as researchers compiled data from 18,000 commuters across the UK. Participants in the study who originally drove to work and then switched to walking or biking said they felt much happier after the switch. Learn …

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    articleSep 18, 2014 | 3 min. read

    Instagram and Pinterest Tips for Physical Therapists

    While they may not be social media heavy-hitters like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest provide a unique way to interact with your audience. Both Pinterest and Instagram are image-centric, which can be a challenge for businesses that don’t sell material items; however, there are still a few ways you can use Pinterest and Instagram to your practice’s advantage. Check out my tips below: Instagram See what people are saying about your practice Whether you’re aware of …

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    articleSep 12, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, September 12

    People Worldwide Celebrate Physical Therapy   On September 8, physical therapists around the world observed World PT Day by celebrating the value of physical therapy. To help PTs get the word out on social media, we started a campaign that allowed physical therapists to tweet about their profession—and the response was amazing. We hope physical therapists continue to tell the world about physical therapy every single day—and not limit themselves to singing the praises of PT just …

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    articleSep 5, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, September 5

    World PT Day is September 8 World PT Day is almost here, which means it’s time for all of you to celebrate your profession, while educating consumers on why they should #GetPT. This year’s theme is “Fit to take part.” To get flyers, pamphlets, and more information related to World PT Day, visit the World Confederation for Physical Therapy’s website here . How are you planning to celebrate? Researchers find potential for “in body” muscle regeneration A …

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    articleAug 29, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, August 29

    National School Backpack Awareness Day It’s that time of year again! On September 17, the American Occupational Therapy Association will host its annual National School Backpack Awareness Day. Did you know that a child’s backpack should weigh no more than 10% of his or her body weight? Click here to get some tips on packing and carrying backpacks and to learn how you can host your own backpack weigh-in event. Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: Why it May Not …

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    articleAug 22, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, August 22

    Physical Therapy Improves Outcomes for Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation A new study out of Belgium reveals that physical therapy can improve outcomes for patients with lumbar disc herniation when provided in conjunction with a comprehensive treatment plan. More than 75% of the patients who received physical therapy reported feeling “excellent” at the end of the study. Learn more about this research here . Fall Prevention is Key to Older Age Independence As reported in a recent …

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    articleAug 15, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, August 15

    Many Adolescents Suffer from Knee Pain for Several Years It’s very common for adolescents to experience “growing pains” in their knees; however, for some adolescents this pain can last for several years, according to a new study . If the knee pain is left untreated, it eventually could develop into knee osteoarthritis, says physical therapist Michael Skovdal Rathleff, PhD, of Aarhus University. The most effective treatment to combat knee pain and prevent knee osteoarthritis is to #GetPT. …

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    articleAug 8, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, August 8

    UnitedHealthcare Delays Requirement for Functional Limitation Reporting UnitedHealthcare announced on Monday that it is delaying its plan to implement functional limitation reporting (FLR) for physical therapy. In May, UnitedHealthcare announced that it would require FLR starting in August 2014. Since announcing the delay, the carrier has not released a new implementation date. Read more about the delay here . Physical Therapy and Corticosteroid Injections Offer Equal Relief from Shoulder Pain According to an article published in the …

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