• This Week in PT News, May 9 Image

    articleMay 9, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, May 9

    Physical Therapy Trumps Helmets in Skull Deformation Treatment A new study out of the Netherlands reveals that helmets aren’t effective in treating babies with “flat head” syndrome. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies with moderate to severe skull deformation #GetPT instead. Read the article here to find out why physical therapy is a more effective treatment option for this condition. Repetitive Stress Injuries on the Rise for Baristas As the demand for coffee increases, so …

  • This Week in PT News, May 2 Image

    articleMay 1, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, May 2

    CMS Hints at ICD-10 Transition Date Last night, during the release of 2015 IPPS Proposed Rule , CMS referenced October 1, 2015, as the new implementation date for ICD-10. In fact, according to the AAPC , CMS referenced that date three separate times within the proposed rule. Not prepared for the transition? Well, we have you covered. You can reference our previous blog posts about ICD-10 here or you can head over to our ICD-10 blog . …

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    articleApr 25, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, April 25

    Seven Back Pain Myths Busted Because so many Americans--80% to be exact--will experience back pain at some point in their lives, it’s no wonder so many rumors exist about this condition. In a new Huffington Post article , author Linda Melone of PBS’s Next Avenue debunks those myths and sheds some light on what you can do to alleviate the pain. P4 Pain Scale Useful in Knee Osteoarthritis In a Canadian study, researchers have found that the …

  • This Week in OT News, April 18 Image

    articleApr 18, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in OT News, April 18

    Occupational Therapist Ranked as One of the Best Jobs of 2014 According to a new report, occupational therapy ranks ninth in a list of the Best Jobs of 2014. Jobs were scored based on work environment, stress, and hiring outlook. To see the full list, click here . Occupational Therapist Helps Stroke Survivor with Motherhood Thanks to her occupational therapist, stroke survivor Sarah Abrusley is now able to do something every new mom cherishes: hold her baby. …

  • This Week in PT News, April 11 Image

    articleApr 11, 2014 | 1 min. read

    This Week in PT News, April 11

    RICE or POLICE? Some researchers out of the United Kingdom believe that POLICE (Protection, Optimal Loading, Ice, Compression, Elevation) should replace RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). While most therapists agree that ice, compression, and elevation are key to treating sprains and strains, the amount of rest a patient should take is still a topic of debate. Learn more about the RICE-or-POLICE debate here. Spinal Stimulation Helps Paralysis A new study published in Brain found that electric stimulation …

  • This Week in PT News, April 4 Image

    articleApr 4, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, April 4

    ICD-10 Delayed On Monday, the Senate approved HR 4302, which extends the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fix for another year and delays mandatory ICD-10 implementation until 2015. Learn more about this legislation and how it will affect your practice here . Muscle Mass Valuable in Older Adults A new study out of UCLA shows that the more muscle mass older adults have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. This article explains why muscle mass might …

  • This Week in PT News, March 28 Image

    articleMar 28, 2014 | 2 min. read

    This Week in PT News, March 28

    S. 2110 Vote The Senate is scheduled to vote on the Medicare cap this week, so it’s your last chance to contact your local representatives and ask them to vote “yes” for the Medicare SGR Repeal and Beneficiary Access Improvement Act (S. 2110). Find your senator’s contact information here . HR 4302 Vote Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed by voice vote a proposal (HR 4302) to delay for 12 months a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare …

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