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5 Ways to Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Sep 17, 2019/News

An estimated 1 in 4 adults 65 and older experiences a fall each year, and according to a recent study, falls-related deaths among adults 75 and older are on the rise, all of which makes falls prevention more relevant than ever. With Falls Prevention Awareness Day coming September 23, now is a great time

New Rule Allows CMS to Deny Enrollment to Providers 'Affiliated' With Sanctioned Entities

Sep 9, 2019/Review

CMS issued a rule that allows it to revoke enrollments of providers or suppliers who have an "affiliation" with previously sanctioned entities.

Posture and Movement Coordination, Sensorimotor Integration May Affect Motor Skills in Children With Autism

Sep 6, 2019/Review

A study explored differences among children with and without ASD in motor planning and control.

3D Technology: All That's Fit to Print?

Sep 3, 2019/News

When it comes to 3D printing and physical therapy, the future is now—well, almost now. In the September issue of PT in Motion magazine: "A New Dimension to Physical Therapy," a feature article that explores the current use of 3D as well as its challenges and possibilities, as seen through the eyes of

'Fundamentally Flawed': APTA's Comments on CMS' Plan Around PTAs, OTAs Target Potential Harms

Aug 30, 2019/News

The big picture: a bad plan for determining when services are delivered by a PTA or OTA The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) proposed physician fee schedule rule for 2020 includes provisions that would require providers to navigate a complex system intended to identify when outpatient

4 Videos (and a Podcast) to Get You Ready for Pain Awareness Month

Aug 28, 2019/News

September is National Pain Awareness Month—a perfect opportunity to spread the word about the important role physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) play in the management of pain, and the unique knowledge they bring to the table. Need a reminder of why patient access to physical

Study: Knee, Hip OA May Increase Risk of CVD-Related Death, Underscoring Need for Emphasis on Physical Activity in OA Treatment

Aug 16, 2019/Review

Those with hip or knee OA died from chronic ischemic heart diseases and heart failure at a greater rate.

Stay Inspired, Motivated, and In-the-Know With These APTA Podcasts

Aug 13, 2019/News

APTA continues to assemble a collection of free, easy-to-download podcasts that deliver plenty of variety, from personal stories that remind you of why you love what you do, to nuts-and-bolts information that could be crucial to your professional survival. Where to start? Here are some suggestions—but

Proposed DMEPOS Rule From CMS Aimed at Predictability, Clarity

Jul 31, 2019/News

In its proposed 2020 rule for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS), the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to make payments for devices a little more predictable in light of the ever-increasing—and ever-advancing—range of options available to

Gregory Hicks Appointed to APTA’s Board of Directors

Jul 31, 2019/News

Gregory Hicks, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been appointed by the APTA Board of Directors (Board) to complete the leadership term of Sheila K. Nicholson, PT, DPT, MBA, MA, following her death in June this year. Hicks, who has been an APTA member for 17 years, is chair of the Department of Physical Therapy at

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Jan 31, 2015/Letters

Reliability and Validity of Play-Based Assessments of Motor and Cognitive Skills for Infants and Young Children: A Systematic Review

Dec 31, 2014/Research Reports


Play is vital for development. Infants and children

Infants Born Preterm Demonstrate Impaired Object Exploration Behaviors Throughout Infancy and Toddlerhood

Dec 31, 2014/Research Reports


Object exploration behaviors form the foundation

Psychometrics of the Wrist Stability and Hand Mobility Subscales of the Fugl-Meyer Assessment in Moderately Impaired Stroke

Dec 31, 2014/Research Reports


There remains a need for a quickly administered,

Manual Therapy and Exercise to Improve Outcomes in Patients With Muscle Tension Dysphonia: A Case Series

Dec 31, 2014/Case Reports

Background and Purpose

Muscle tension dysphonia (MTD), a common

Pelvic-Floor Muscle Rehabilitation in Erectile Dysfunction and Premature Ejaculation

Nov 30, 2014/Research Reports


In men, involuntary or voluntary ischiocavernosus

Impaired Reactive Stepping Among Patients Ready for Discharge From Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation

Nov 30, 2014/Research Reports


Individuals with stroke are at increased risk for

Perceived Exercise Barriers Explain Exercise Participation in Australian Women Treated for Breast Cancer Better Than Perceived Exercise Benefits

Nov 30, 2014/Research Reports


This study aimed to determine the effect of perceived