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Health Care Expert Fran Fowler Shares Predictions for Physical Therapy in 2011

The health care reform legislation passed earlier this year has many wondering how it will impact the future of physical therapy. To help take some of the ambiguity out of health care reform and what trends you can expect in 2011, Fran Fowler, health care expert and President of Fowler Healthcare Affiliates, Inc., shares her [...]

Are You Overlooking a Key Source for Patient Referrals?

Oncologists are unlikely to be one of the top sources that come to mind for physical therapy patient referrals.  However, some new research by Kathryn H. Schmitz PhD, MPH, FACSM of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine may make a visit to your local oncologist a higher priority.   Today’s podcast shares the results of [...]

Hip Exercises Reduce Runner’s Knee

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) or “runner’s knee” accounts for 20% of all running injuries and is more commonly diagnosed in females. Luckily, a new study has found hip strengthening exercises can help reduce the symptoms associated with this common injury. Today, Tracy Dierks, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of Research at the Motion Analysis Research [...]

Physical Therapist Embraces Technology to Educate Consumers

Do consumers really understand all the benefits physical therapy can provide?  One physical therapist believes a little education can go a long way. In this week’s podcast, Monique Serpas, PT shares the ways social media, a blog or website can help consumers find the information they need to gain a better understanding of physical therapy [...]