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Reaching Goals

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants

Vol. 20  Issue 24  Page 12 Reaching Goals PTs help hockey players stay on the ice By Lauren Fritsky Hockey is a high-impact sport with plenty of room for injury. It's also an up-and-coming activity attracting both children barely in kindergarten and adults, in addition to collegiate and professional players. ADVANCE spoke with several physical therapists about how to treat and prevent injuries ...

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Predicting Pain

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants

Vol. 19 • Issue 23 • Page 30 In a way, Eric Browning, MPT, wants to predict the future. Six months ago, he began administering a musculoskeletal exam aimed at identifying areas of the body that could cause eventual pain. The test grew from the therapist's desire to put injury prevention in the hands of his patients. Avoiding a Pain in the Neck Browning is a staff physical ...

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Military Matters

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Vol. 20 • Issue 10 • Page 6 Military Matters By Lauren Fritsky Golden Age Games Set For June The 23rd Golden Age Games, sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs, will take place in Birmingham, AL, from June 1 to 5. The event is the world's largest sports and recreational competition for senior veterans and is co-sponsored by VA, Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) and the ...

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State by State

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Vol. 19 • Issue 23 • Page 6 State by State Compiled by Lauren Fritsky Alabama Run Raises Money for PT Research On Sept. 27, University of Alabama Birmingham physical therapy students and faculty hosted the second "Are U ABle? 5K and 1 mile run, walk or roll" to benefit the Foundation for Physical Therapy, an organization that funds physical therapy research. All race sponsors were ...

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Practice What You Research

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants

Vol. 20 • Issue 22 • Page 38 Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GTC, GCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FAPTA, is a self-proclaimed "research fanatic." But she and her colleagues, Lisa Wilson-Foley, PT, MPH, LNHA, and Karleen Cordeau, PT, MS, realized something about their profession earlier this year-physical therapists talk about evidence, but don't necessarily use it. Two years ago, the threesome decided ...

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Discovering the Dinosaur

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Vol. 20 • Issue 24 • Page 27 The word "robot" conjures up an image of a dull machine that leaves much to be desired in the realm of interaction. But that's not the case with Pleo the dinosaur, the newest addition to the rehabilitation department at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI. The robot walks and engages with patients to provide alternatives to other conventional therapy ...

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Black and Blue from a BlackBerry?

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants

BlackBerrys are helping people connect at any hour of the day. Wii is aiding adults and children in becoming fitter. Laptops are enabling people to do to work in any environment.   While these devices have added convenience to our lives, they've also spurred a new wave of overuse injuries. Physical therapists let us know why you should take these issues seriously. Rule of Thumb Valerie ...

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A Stroke of Genius

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants

Vol. 20 • Issue 20 • Page 26 The path from conception to sale of the Tailwind, a stroke rehabilitation device that improves range of motion in partially paralyzed individuals, has been a long one. Sandy McCombe-Waller, PhD, PT, NCS, and Jill Whitall, PhD, professors in the physical therapy department at the University of Maryland Medical School in Baltimore, first thought of the idea ...

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Widener Weighs in On the PT Profession

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Videos: Click here to watch interviews with Dr. Robin Dole and students on campus! Photo Galleries: Click here to take a photo tour of Widener University.  It seems that everyone is worried about their jobs right now. But Dr. Robin Dole, PT, EdD, PCS, associate dean of the Institute for Physical Therapy Education at Widener University in Chester, PA, wants physical therapy students to ...

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Growing Pains

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Vol. 20 • Issue 16 • Page 36 It's been said that the young think they're invincible. But they're not immune to injury or harm-especially those who play youth sports. While a child or adolescent body is different from an adult, trigger points and other sports-related injuries and issues can be treated much the same. A Shoulder to Lean On Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sports ...

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