NATIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY MONTH HAS STARTED! (1:43)
MEDICARE COVERS MAINTENANCE (2:00)
- Citation: Brown JD, Doshi PA, Pauly NJ, Talbert JC. Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Amid Efforts to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic. JAMA Pediatr. Published online September 26, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2150.
APTA HAPPENINGS (3:37)
- PT in Motion: State Policy, Insurers Forums: The Future of Health Care – And Payment – Has Arrived. Are You Ready?
- APTA: Statement by APTA President on 2016 Status of Payment Reform
Statement from the Oncology Section Re: Specialization
“In June, the APTA House of Delegates unanimously approved oncology as an area of PT specialization. The Oncology Section is now hard at work writing test questions for a certification exam that will be offered soon! Stay tuned for updates on when the first exam will be available.”
Virginia Commonwealth University opens doors on free PT clinic
- Augusta Free Press: VCU student-run physical therapy clinic opens Sept. 21
- CBS 6 News: Free physical therapy available for those without insurance (Video)
Megan Fisher, PT, DPT wins in Paralympics
South Carolina: PTs can be legally employed by physicians (POPTS)
- AMA Wire: Court overturns physical therapy decision
- PT in Motion: SC Prohibition on Physician-Owned PT Services Struck Down, Partly on Procedural Issues
WHAT THE HELL THEATRE (11:10)
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EXERCISE & CANCER (12:39)
September was both gynecological and prostate cancer awareness month. Isla Veal, a UK based physiotherapist from MacMillan Cancer Support, busts some myths about cancer and exercise in her post on Net Doctor:
- Complete rest is not best–avoid the “boom and bust” cycle of activity.
- Build it up slowly–every little bit of activity that gets heart rate up counts towards the 30 minute goal!
- Patients don’t need to go to the gym–think outside the box–gardening, walking the community, cleaning, all counts.
- Follow the recommendations for rehab–physiotherapists are an essential part of the care team.
- Ask for help.
This episode brought to you by your host Jimmy McKay, recent Marymount University Alum, and executive producers Rachel Jermann, SPT from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, and Meghan Zwahlen, SPT from Columbia University.
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