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President's Budget Proposes Cuts to Public Health Programs, Health Research, Medicare, and Medicaid

Mar 19, 2019/News

Although characterized by supporters as an approach that "embodies fiscal responsibility," the 2020 federal budget proposal from the Trump administration is facing criticism that the $4.1 trillion plan cuts too deeply into health care and education. Many of the proposed changes run counter to current

The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, March 2019

Mar 13, 2019/News

"The Good Stuff" is an occasional series that highlights recent media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day. Enjoy! Grab the popcorn: Lauren Snowdon, PT, DPT, professor

North Carolina PTs Get Decisive Dry Needling Win

Mar 12, 2019/News

After a nearly 4-year battle, physical therapists (PTs) in North Carolina can finally claim victory in their fight to protect dry needling: last week, the state's acupuncture licensing board relented on its attempt to restrict the intervention, signing off on a settlement agreement in federal district

CMS Promotes More Access to Nondrug Pain Management in Medicaid

Mar 5, 2019/News

Could states be doing more to increase access to nonopioid and nonpharmacological approaches to management of chronic pain under Medicaid? The US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) thinks so, and has issued guidance that outlines options and shares examples of some states' promising initiatives.

Can Cognitive and Physical Activity in Midlife Reduce the Risk of Dementia in Later Years? Researchers Say Yes

Feb 25, 2019/Review

Physical activity in midlife can pay off years later by reducing the risk of some forms of dementia.

CPG: Avoid Surgery for Atraumatic Shoulder Pain

Feb 19, 2019/Review

Advice on surgery for shoulder pain can be boiled down to three words: don't do it.

Crazy Little Thing Called (APTA) Love

Feb 15, 2019/News

APTA members are sharing the APTA love—and their stories are all about finding community in the association, no matter the paths they took to get there. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, APTA asked members to share their "APTA love stories" by recounting how they first came to join the association, and

New APTA Policy Priorities Push for a More Wellness-Oriented, Value-Based, and Accessible Health Care System

Feb 8, 2019/News

APTA's newest advocacy roadmap puts the current state of health care in the United States in stark terms—and commits the association to working for change. Describing the United States as being "at a crossroads," the association's 2019-2020 Public Policy Priorities document characterizes the country's

APTA Volunteer Opportunities Now Available

Feb 5, 2019/News

There are new volunteer opportunities available with APTA—and a new way of letting the association know you're interested. Calls are now open for several APTA Board of Directors-appointed groups, including the Reference, Ethics and Judicial, Finance and Audit, Public Policy and Advocacy, and Scientific

Study: More Evidence for Early Post-TKR Exercise Interventions 'Urgently Needed'

Feb 5, 2019/Review

You might think that the most effective early postoperative exercise interventions for TKR have been pretty well established by now. You'd be wrong,