ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine
July 28, 2016

Pediatrics

Protecting Young Bodies

Physical therapists are seeing an influx of youth athletes in their practices for a simple reason: too much activity, too soon, for too long. As more children in the United States participate in year-round organized sports, the smallest players are treated for sports overuse injuries. Between 25-30% of many physical therapists' caseloads are pediatric patients in an unspecialized setting, but is far from a new phenomenon.  Avoiding Injury

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Trends in Technology

Imagine if we knew exactly what caused a running injury or if we could warn a basketball player two days, or even two minutes, before they got injured. After returning from the APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Anaheim last February, I don't think these ideas are too far-fetched.  Sports Technology

Stress in the Workplace

Whether you're dealing with life-and-death situations on a daily basis, are overloaded with patients, or are feeling worn out from long hours, learning how to properly manage stress is vital to your healthcare career. Chronic stress can take a toll on both your mental and physical health, contributing to possible burnout. Though some level of stress is likely unavoidable in any position, ADVANCE has put together a list of helpful stress-managing strategies to protect your health and maximize your job performance.  Get organized.

Fighting Against Heart Failure

Some 5.7 million Americans have heart failure (HF), a leading cause of hospitalization among people over the age of 65. According to the CDC, half of those with HF die within five years of diagnosis, and costs associated with HF reach a staggering $30.7 billion in the U.S. annually.   The Challenges

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