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  • Get Active for PT Research With Log 'N Blog

    It's that time again when getting fit, staying fit, or simply having a good time can benefit both your own wellbeing and physical therapy research, thanks to the Foundation for Physical Therapy's second Annual Log ’N Blog.

    Created and led by students from the University of Pittsburgh, the Log 'N Blog program allows physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs, clinics, corporations, APTA sections, chapters, or even groups of friends to create teams to help promote the importance of physical activity while raising funds for research.

    Teams compete by tracking individual swimming, biking, running, and other fitness activities. This year, new features in the program include a way to track by the hour or minute, an online supporting comments section, and the ability to enter activities backlogged to the beginning of the 2014 Log 'N Blog event. Learn more and register at the Log 'N Blog website. This year's event will run through July 31.

    From CSM: Leadership Necessary to Make APTA Vision a Reality

    Everyone has the potential to lead—and the responsibility to do so, John Lowman, PT, PhD, CCS, told attendees at the Recognition Ceremony for Clinical Specialists of the American Board of Physical Specialties (ABPTS) at CSM 2014 on February 3.

    Lowman cited traits and responsibilities of leaders, then described the findings of leadership expert Jim Collins, author of Good to Great. Collins found that while the best leaders all had the necessary management skills, they also had a combination of personal humility and professional will.

    Although some people may seem to be born with heroic leadership abilities, Lowman insisted that leadership can be learned, even later in life, and can be developed through making wise choices.

    He said that heroic leadership will be necessary for APTA’s vision to become reality, “Leadership is not a lab coat you can take off at the end of the day,” he said.

    More details on Lowman's remarks can be found in the daily CSM report available online.