Ep 157 Spinal Tap News Chaser – Jan 31, 2017 – PT News, Pint-Sized

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HEALTHCARE STILL IN LIMBO

NPR: Trump Administration Cancels Ads Encouraging Obamacare Sign-Ups

NBC: What is ‘Repeal and Replace?’ A Guide to Trump’s Health Care Buzzwords

Washington Post: Can President Trump’s executive order unravel the Affordable Care Act?

Forbes: As GOP Backs Off ACA Repeal, Obama’s Medicare Reforms Remain

Forbes: Patient Freedom Act [PDF]

APTA HAPPENINGS

PT in Motion: APTA, Canadian Physiotherapy Association Team Up in Opioid Battle

PT in Motion: APTA Pursues Updated Public Policy Priorities With New Administration, New Congress

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ACROSS THE PROFESSION

NY Times: Exercise Can Be a Boon to People With Parkinson’s Disease

RESEARCH

PT in Motion: From PTJ: Study of 1 Hospital Finds Nearly 16% of Scheduled Physical Therapy Sessions Don’t Happen

PT in Motion: Patients with TKA Who Receive Outpatient Physical Therapy Soon After Surgery Recover More Quickly Than Patients Who Receive Home Physical Therapy First

  • Citation: Warren, M., Kozik, J., Cook, J., Prefontaine, P., & Ganley, K. (2016). A Comparative Study to Determine Functional and Clinical Outcome Differences Between Patients Receiving Outpatient Direct Physical Therapy Versus Home Physical Therapy Followed by Outpatient Physical Therapy After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Nursing, 35(6), 382-390.

Science Daily: Specialized physical therapy helps teens with scoliosis get ahead of the curve

  • Citation: Sanja Schreiber, Eric C. Parent, Elham Khodayari Moez, Douglas M. Hedden, Douglas L. Hill, Marc Moreau, Edmond Lou, Elise M. Watkins, Sarah C. Southon. Schroth Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis-Specific Exercises Added to the Standard of Care Lead to Better Cobb Angle Outcomes in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis – an Assessor and Statistician Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial. PLOS ONE, 2016; 11 (12): e0168746 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168746

 

CREDITS

This episode brought to you by your host Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT recent Marymount University Alum, and your executive producer Rachel Jermann, SPT from University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.

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