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NATA Launches "At Your Own Risk" Website

Baltimore, June 23, 2016 - In its continued commitment to reducing risk of injury and ensuring the health and well-being of athletes and physically active individuals, the National Athletic Trainers' Association announced today the launch of At Your Own Risk (AYOR), a new public awareness campaign designed to educate, provide resources and equip the public to act and advocate for safety in work, life and sport. In an effort to provide comprehensive information, the association has launched a website, ...

Posted on: June 27, 2016
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Announces Record Gift for New Research Hospital

CHICAGO, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has announced that Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan have pledged a record gift to advance its revolutionary work. The gift -- the amount of which is confidential -- is the largest charitable investment in the organization's 63-year history and will support AbilityLab, RIC's state-of-the-art research hospital. When the new hospital opens in March 2017, it will be named the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in recognition of this ...

Posted on: June 24, 2016
Evidence In Motion Names New Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Director

Louisville, KY (PRWEB) June 21, 2016 -- Evidence In Motion (EIM) is proud to announce that Brett Beuning, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, has been named director of the Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, effective immediately. Before he was named Director of the Orthopaedic Residency, Beuning served as a faculty member in both the post-doctoral residency and fellowship programs for Evidence In Motion and taught in Evidence In Motion's Resident Virtual Rounds program. He also acts as a Residency Mentor ...

Posted on: June 23, 2016
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences to Offer Continuing Education Seminar on The Role of Therapy in Aging and Cognitive Impairment

BOISE, Idaho, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS), a graduate institution that emphasizes rehabilitative and health science education through innovative classroom and distance education, will offer a continuing professional education seminar, Aging and Cognitive Impairment, The Role of Therapy, at the Holiday Inn, located at 475 W. Parkcenter Boulevard in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, June 25, from 8 a.m. ...

Posted on: June 22, 2016
Rasmussen College Launches Physical Therapist Assistant Program

TAMPA, Fla., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, today announced the launch of a physical therapist assistant Associate's degree program at its Land O' Lakes/East Pasco, Fla. and Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, Minn. campuses. The flexible, hands-on program is designed to help students start their career as a PTA in as few as 18 months. A licensed PTA works directly with patients, under the direction of a physical therapist, which includes performing ...

Posted on: June 21, 2016
Ecela Summer 2016 Program in Chile for Pre-Med Students

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- College students on track for a medical career are strongly encouraged to consider the opportunity to travel and study in Chile this summer, made possible by the immersive Spanish language-learning program Ecela. The six-week program, which is limited to 25 participants, offers a combination of small, focused classes on grammar fundamentals and conversational practice, followed by in-the-field learning at local clinics and ...

Posted on: June 20, 2016
Raintree Systems Partners with MedBridge

TEMECULA, Calif., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raintree Systems, an EMR/EHR and Practice Management solutions provider, has partnered with MedBridge, the industry leader in online continuing education courses, home exercise programming, patient education and outcomes tracking. Their world-class Educational Ecosystem has been integrated into TherapyRehab Plus (Adult PT, OT, & Speech) and PediatricTherapy Plus (PT, OT, Speech, & Audiology) to provide a seamless solution for ...

Posted on: June 19, 2016
PMMA Joins Washington Leaders in Fight Against Opioid Abuse

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Physical Medicine Management Alliance (PMMA), a subsidiary of the National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO), recently convened with several congressional leaders and offices to discuss effective strategies for reducing opioid abuse and addiction. NASHO Chairwoman and PMMA Member Tabatha Erck - CEO of ChiroCare of Minnesota - participated last month in a Capitol Caucus forum that included Senator Pat Toomey (PA) and Congressmen Charles ...

Posted on: June 18, 2016
PT Solutions Announces Partnership with Concussion Legacy Foundation

PT Solutions has rapidly expanded its sports medicine programs, employing more than 100 certified athletic trainers and partnering with high school, college, sports performance communities and professional teams. PT Solutions' Concussion Centers allow premium facilities, treatments and access to neurological specialists needed to treat concussions more effectively. PT Solutions has 92 locations in a growing network throughout Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, ...

Posted on: June 17, 2016
Clinicient Appoints Sturdy McKee as Senior Director of Client Executives

PORTLAND, Ore., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinicient Inc., an outpatient rehabilitation business solution, welcomes Sturdy McKee, PT, as senior director of client executives. A physical therapy practice owner for more than 15 years, McKee will oversee the Clinicient Client Executive team, a select group of business professionals who provide business coaching to Total INSIGHT clients. Total INSIGHT Client Executives work cross-functionally across Clinicient to ensure each client's ...

Posted on: June 16, 2016
Wise-Anderson Protocol Treats Pelvic Pain "Clutch" Condition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - On this past Friday night, the alchemy of Stephan Curry and the Golden State Warriors amazed the basketball world by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 4th playoff game after enduring a humiliating defeat two days before. What has fascinated millions of people about the Golden State Warriors is that they may be the greatest "clutch" team in basketball history. Traditionally in the lexicon of basketball, "clutch" teams are teams that can play ...

Posted on: June 15, 2016
La. Bill Signed Allowing Faster Access to PT, June 9

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Governor John Bel Edwards signed a bill into law that would allow patients direct access to physical therapists.Oday Lavergne has been a practicing physical therapist for decades, and just about as long, he's been advocating for legislation that allows patients direct access to physical therapists. Senate Bill 291 signed into law by governor John Bel Edwards allows patients to skip the middle man."Patients came to the legislature and sat in front of the committee ...

Posted on: June 14, 2016
Flip Flops Causing PT Visits in Summer Months

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) - Flip flops, while comfortable for the summer months and a popular choice among many, can lead to some physical consequences."When someone is wearing flip flops, you actually have a shorter stride," says Meredith McHale with Professional Physical Therapy. The physical therapist points out, "You end up not, not taking a big enough step. You end up crunching your toes to actually hold onto that flip flop which can cause some injury."There is also not a lot of arch support and the foot ...

Posted on: June 13, 2016
Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Named a Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement

WESLEY CHAPEL, FL (PRWEB) JUNE 09, 2016 -- Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel recently received a Center of Excellence Certification for its Hip and Knee Replacement program from DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc., an international health care accreditation organization. It is the first hospital in the country to receive this new designation from DNV GL."This comprehensive, independent evaluation is recognition of the high quality orthopedic care provided by our physicians and staff and dedication to the best ...

Posted on: June 12, 2016
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Faculty Experts to Present at APTA NEXT Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- University of St. Augustine Health Sciences (USAHS), a graduate institution that emphasizes health and rehabilitative sciences education through innovative classroom education, will have several faculty experts presenting innovative, key research posters at the American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference. In addition to the USAHS expert presentations, the institution will also have an exhibit booth with important institution and ...

Posted on: June 11, 2016
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