ADVANCE for Physical Therapy and Rehab Medicine
June 25, 2015

Healthcare Legislation

ACA Status Check

"Five years ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or Affordable Care Act (ACA), was passed by the 111th Congress and signed into law by President Obama. It represents the most significant legislation in the history of the U.S. healthcare system since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The 906-page ACA (Public Law 111-148) had two goals: to increase access to 'affordable insurance coverage' for those without, and to reduce healthcare costs by changing the way the delivery system operates and is compensated."  Is It Working?

The Painful Cost of Competition

Today's parents are vying for college athletic scholarships like never before, and the intensity with which some adolescents are training for sports is leading to higher rates of lower back pain in children. While it's commonplace for people in their 30s or older to have herniation, protrusions, arthritis, overstretched or compressed facet joints in the spine, it should always be a red flag when a younger person begins complaining about lower back pain.  Power of Rest

ADVANCE Exclusive Online Poll!

"Is physical therapy a career that you would recommend to others?" Perhaps no other question better reflects a PT professional's overall view of the field, and we want to hear your answer in our newest web poll. Feel free to post comments too!  Cast Your Vote

Pediatrics Resource Center

Did you know the ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine website offers a resource center exclusively devoted to pediatrics? Through this spotlight, school-based therapists and other PTs specializing in pediatrics can find targeted articles, jobs, webinars, videos and more!  Check It Out