ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine
November 25, 2015

Industrial Rehabilitation

Certified FCE Services

"Due to discrepancies over the precision of a functional capacity evaluation (FCE), an assessment tool to help determine an individual's ability to return to work, some healthcare professionals have strived toward the implementation of a formalized national certification program. Such a certification would help to educate providers, while combating a lack of standard knowledge pertaining to FCEs."  Worker's Compensation

Alleviating Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a common issue affecting one in three women at some point in their lives. Leakage often begins postpartum or peri-menopause, although the pelvic floor muscles can weaken for a variety of reasons. Pelvic floor muscle training, recommended as first-line non-pharmacologic treatment, can help strengthen these muscles to decrease or even eliminate episodes of leakage.  Lifting a Burden

Mud Runs Warrant Health Concerns

Participation in mud runs has risen 211% in the past 5 years, according to the Outdoor Industry Association. Although these competitions offer an exciting alternative to the often mundane gym workout, they can also be filled with health risks. These courses, which attract competitive and recreational athletes wishing to challenge themselves, present obstacle courses with tasks of varying difficulty.  Bacteria Exposure

Blog: Autonomous PT Practice?

"My post last month, 'The DPT: How Did They Miss This?' has generated numerous comments on the ADVANCE website, almost entirely from readers who agreed with its content. One exception, however, was an assistant professor of physical therapy who stated that making the DPT a mandatory entry-level degree was necessary for the pursuit of autonomous practice."  Toni Talks About PT Today